February 20th, 2014
This is one of the harder lists of this series. There are so many good first basemen in the game today, and there are some really good ones who I had to leave of the list. Players who just missed the cut include Adrian Gonzalez, Allen Craig, and Prince Fielder.
The Atlanta Braves, a team who have spent a lot of money locking key players to extensions just signed Andrelton Simmons to a 7 Year Deal. This deal was just announced, but it already seems like a bust for the Braves. Signing a 247 hitter to a 7 year deal is too risky for me, but only time will tell.
Some Baseball fans are having some trouble understanding the schedule of Speing Training, so I’m going to to a little simplification. Pitchers and Catchers reported last week for MLB Teams, this is because generally pitchers need more work then position players. Position Players are generally reporting now ( Yesterday till Tommorow). However some teams have position players report earlier or later. All workouts are generally light in this time of Spring Training, but by Saturday the workouts will turn into. Scrimages, which will turn into games. The first official Spring Training game will be this upcoming Tuesday, between a Major League and a college team. The first “real” game is this Wednesday. Teams are divided into two leagues, the Cactus (Arizona) and the Grapefruit