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Hope springs eternal in March

From Arizona to Florida, Jim Caple knows that hope springs eternal when it comes to March baseball. Off Base

Updated: March 11, 2008, 1:21 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The voices of spring ...

1. "Yes, our team lost 90-something games last year and hasn't had a winning season since Jim Leyland smoked only a pack a day. And yes, we traded our best player over the winter for prospects so obscure "Baseball America" didn't spell their names correctly. And yes, our best pitcher can't fit into even our fattest coach's pants. ... But you have to like our chances. We're going to surprise some people if we can stay healthy."

2. "We're not ...

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