Final Thoughts Before MLB Opening Day

Nino Colla@TheTribeDailySenior Writer IApril 6, 2009

Final Thoughts Before MLB Opening Day

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 04:  Fans arrive for the exhibition game between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox on April 4, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Royals-White Sox Postponed

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    SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 04:  Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals in action during the spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on March 4, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Royals 5-3.  (Photo by Christian Pet

Braves Go Bashing Against Phillies

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  Catcher Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves poses for a photo during Spring Training Photo Day on February 19, 2009 at Champions Stadium at Walt Disney World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Chris

Gary Sheffield to the Mets

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 04:  Newly aquired Gary Sheffield of the New York Mets speaks to the media after the exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox on April 4, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Red So

Ichiro to the DL

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  Ichiro Suzuki #51 of Japan points to teammates after defeating the United States in the semifinal game of the 2009 World Baseball Classic on March 22, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Japan defeated the Unite

Rockies-Rays Swap

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    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20:  Jason Hammel #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses during Photo Day on February 20, 2009 at the Charlotte County Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Ohman Signs

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    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: Will Ohman #13 of the Atlanta Braves winds up during the game against the Washington Nationals  on Opening Day March 30, 2008 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Nationals won 3-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Buchholz to Start Year in Triple-A

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    FORT MYERS,FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22:  Clay Buchholz #61 of the Boston Red Sox poses during photo day at the Red Sox spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Oakland's Un-Youth Movement

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 22:  Daric Barton of the Oakland Athletics poses during photo day at the Athletics spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Twins Hit Hard

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    FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins poses during photo day at the Twins spring training complex on February 23, 2008 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Position Changes

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    JUPITER, FL - MARCH 02:  Second baseman Skip Schumaker #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals tries to throw out Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida. The Rays defeated the

Scary Picks

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    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 19:  Starting pitcher Ervin Santana #54 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game on August 19, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Random Predictions

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Alexei Ramirez #10 of the Chicago White Sox gets a base hit against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring trainning game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2009, in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Andy Marte is Done

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    CLEVELAND - JULY 27:  Andy Marte #15 of the Cleveland Indians throws during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on July 27, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

And so Am I

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    TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 08:  Ryan Garko #25 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Oakland Athletics during the spring training game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. The A's defeated the Indians 8-5.  (Photo by Christian Peter