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Week In Review: Minor League Games Should Bring Major League Cuts

Week In Review: Minor League Games Should Bring Major League Cuts

This week, Spring Training will really kick off on this site. Minor League games start this week, which will give me a few important views. First, it will give an idea of where everyone will be starting the 2014 season. I'll also see these guys in game action, which is a lot better than bullpen sessions, batting practice, and live BP. Therefore, I'll get a better feel for who is looking good heading into the 2014 season, and who raises concerns.

On the major league side, I'd expect the first cuts to come this week. Prior to this, there was nowhere for guys like Joely Rodriguez, Casey Sadler, Alen Hanson, and other Double-A and lower level minor league players to go. Now that there are games starting up, you want those guys down in the minors getting ready for the season, rather than sticking around in major league camp with no chance of making the roster, and with less playing time available. I'll have all of the updates on the site, and be sure to follow the Spring Training tracker...

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