Boston erased a miserable 2012 season by rolling through the American League East and claiming an eighth World Series title and third in 10 seasons. The Red Sox approach — chemistry and character — to winning could be mimicked by other teams, but not the rival Yankees, who invested $240-plus million in player salaries while allowing second baseman Robinson Cano to flee in free agency to Seattle. Arizona Diamondbacks: New left fielder Mark Trumbo averaged 31 home runs over his first full three major league seasons, and a move to more hitter-friendly Chase Field helps. New closer Addison Reed also plugs a hole, but the key to the Diamondbacks’ resurgence is a relatively injury-free year from major producers on both sides of the ball.
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