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Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others
Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others

Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come. No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the fourth consecutive year — and they pretty much sat out free agency too. After owner Arte Moreno dropped $375 million on Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, the Angels' largest expenditure this winter came to $16 million, for setup man Joe Smith. Everyone expected the Washington Nationals to win last year. No one expected the Boston Red Sox to win, let alone win the World Series. Of course, spring expectations too often are...

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