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An Arizona spring training tour

An Arizona spring training tour

From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all within a 90-minute drive from each other.

Here are nine things to look for this season in Cactus League baseball:

1. Albertmania in Tempe: The Angels took a quantum leap in the offseason, signing slugger Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson, to instantly make them top contenders in the American League. Check out early games to see if Kendrys Morales' broken ankle has healed, Vernon Wells has rediscovered his swing and the Angels...