The fresh cut grass, smell of garlic fries and crack of the bat.

Soon, those things will be joined by real baseball. Baseball that counts and means more than just getting pitchers work.

One of the joys of baseball, for me, are the story lines: the drama that unfolds over a season or carried over from the previous one. For various reasons, I find myself drawn to see certain players who have changed teams or find out if all the moves by another team translates into success.

So let’s look at a few of those and speculate about why they’ll be fun to watch.

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