The key to a successful regular season and postseason is a strong spring training.
That logic would make sense, right?
Well, that’s not necessarily always the case. The San Francisco Giants went 18-15 in spring training last season (.545), 94-68 in the regular season (.580) and 11-5 in the postseason, then went on to win the 2012 World Series.
Spring training is a time for teams to work with their players and help them improve for a long, 162-game season. It also gives teams the ability to see how their prospects compare to those already on major league rosters. Basically, it’s a huge evaluation period where a good amount of decision-making gets done.
A successful spring training is essential for some teams, as they rely on it to help guide them through the start of the season. Here’s a look at what each team should be working and focusing on as spring training gets ready to start.