Now that spring training is officially underway, it’s time to start sorting through what will and won’t happen before Opening Day.
Position battles are in full swing. Players who had poor or injury-plagued 2012 seasons are starting with a clean slate, and there are still plenty of roster spots to be won. Not every team has issues to work out this spring, but several teams have question marks that stretch from Arizona to Florida.
Nearly all of the winter’s free-agent class has signed—with the exception of Kyle Lohse—and those who went to new teams will be looking to mesh with their new teammates. The same goes for players who were traded over the offseason.
So what will happen over the next couple of weeks?