3 lessons we learned during the first week of spring
With one week of spring training in the books, here are the top three things we learned
It’s’ the beginning of a new season. Spring Training began as pitchers and catchers reported late last week and position players started to arrive early on this week.
Of course there are going to be at least a few interesting situations that will go down in this first week or two of Spring Training. It happens every year beginning with almost every player declaring “I’m in the best shape of my life” to there being so many new faces on some of the teams that the players literally need to meet one another for the first time.
That was the case for the Oakland Athletics last year after many offseason trades and it appears to be the case in Seattle this season with the Mariners. New GM Jerry Dipoto turned over more than 40% of the Mariners roster in hopes to improve the team enough that they can compete in what is going to be a very competitive race to win the AL West or at least slide in as one of the two AL Wild Card teams.
Some free agents are still signing agreements and getting their physicals while other players are already incurring injuries such as the San Francisco Giants Matt Cain and the Detroit Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez.
While injuries and guys without jobs are no joke …. Here are a few very fun and somewhat interesting things we’ve already learned in 2016: Continue reading on BBST
Posted on February 26, 2016, in MLB Reports and tagged anibal sanchez, bryce harper, Cactus League, chicago cubs, Detroit Tigers, dusty baker, Grapefruit League, Jerry Dipoto, kyle schwarber, matt cain, nelson cruz, new york mets, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, Spring Training, washington nationals, yoenis cespedes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.