Monday, March 30, 2015
Questions Surrounding Teams
With a season that is 162 games in length and stretches well over a period of six months, it is hard to tell right now which players will come out with strong statistics when it is all said and done. However, what can be seen up to this point is the production in Spring Training.
While these games do not count for anything, and the starters often play less than half the game, some statistics did surprise me. One team that really stood out was the New York Mets. The Mets have been quite frankly an irrelevant team for a couple of years now, but had an outstanding Spring Training record of 17-11. As a stated before, these games do not necessarily have any meaning or foreshadowing of what might come this season, but the Mets still put up a very impressive showing this spring. Along with them, the Royals, A's, Pirates, and Dodgers, all had records well above .500. While these teams have done well, injuries have plagued others. With the regular seasons starting very soon, I am excited to see what will happen in the first couple of weeks.