Spring Training kicked off today, which means that all of the focus will be on one thing: the Opening Day 25-man roster. This always gets a huge focus at the start of the year, and probably much more of a focus than it should. The baseball season is six months long, and the Opening Day roster is usually intact for about two weeks, at-most, before changes occur. Injuries happen. Players don't perform as expected. Certain players from other teams become available. That's why it's better to focus on the big picture, and focus on everyone who could help the team throughout the year, rather than focusing only on the 25 specific guys who will be on the roster on Opening Day, and maybe for the first few weeks of the season.

This week I've been previewing the Spring Training position battles (I...

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