Those with a vested interest in such things surely never actually expect spring training to go according to plan. That's just not how spring training rolls.
But hope that things go according to plan? Oh yeah, there are most definitely hopes that maybe, just maybe spring training will go just...perfectly.
We're here to play along with the idea by asking: What would constitute a perfect spring training for all 30 teams in Major League Baseball? Since these are the things that matter the most, we're going to proceed with a template that addresses the following:
- (Player A) will look healthy
- (Player B) will tease a rebound
- (Player C) will tease a breakout
- (Prospect D) will look ready for The Show
- (New addition E) will live up to his billing
There will be some cases when two players belong to a certain category, but other than that, well, that's the template. We can proceed...now.
Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted/linked.