This will be my first update on Major League baseball for the just underway season. I had the opportunity to attend Spring Training in Arizona a few weeks back. I saw the Cubs, the Giants, the Reds, the Angels, and the Texas Rangers up close and personal.
My first observation that stuck out were the smooth swing and hitting production of the Cubs Alfonso Soriano. He homered in the game that I saw, and looked good in his other at bats. Can this continue and keep up for the entire season?
Also, I had the chance to watch Yu Darvish of the Rangers throw an inter-squad game. He has very good “stuff.” He was impressive in the 6 innings that he threw. I’ll have the chance to see him in a real game against one of the most lethal lineups in baseball this Friday as I’ll travel to Detroit to see the Rangers take on the Tigers.
At this point, the Texas Rangers are the team to beat. They are on a mission to win it all this year.