Most of what’s happened in the first week of the Major League Baseball season should be taken with a grain of salt. Don’t jump to conclusions and overreact.
Every team has played at least six games and some have played seven. That’s roughly four percent of the 162-game year. There are still too many games to be played that will decide the outcome at the end of the year. Six games probably aren’t going to make much of a difference.
Players who just signed big deals over the offseason shouldn’t be scrutinized just yet. The same goes for teams that completed major trades. What about players who are having uncharacteristic starts, both good and bad? Don’t even think about it.
Here is an overreaction that each fanbase should refrain from making this early because it’s just too early in the year to make anything of it yet.
All statistics in this article were obtained via Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts.