10 Biggest Takeaways from 2014 MLB Opening Day

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10 Biggest Takeaways from 2014 MLB Opening Day
Kim Johnson Flodin

Baseball is back.

While the season technically started two weekends ago with a Dodgers-Diamondbacks tilt in Australia and continued with another NL West battle on Sunday night—this time with the Dodgers and Padres—Opening Day represented the true start of the 2014 campaign.

After a long, cold winter—literally in most parts of America—baseball returned. As with most great events, it was worth the wait.

At one point on Monday afternoon, four of the six games were tied and two were in extra innings. The NFL is famous for it's must-see quality and game-by-game appeal, but baseball took that mantle during the afternoon slate.

With one full day of the 2014 campaign in the books, a slew of box scores, statistics and narratives will be there to weave through and chew on. Luckily, Bleacher Report is here to get the conversation started. 

Here are the biggest takeaways from Opening Day 2014.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and ESPN, unless otherwise noted. 
All contract figures courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts. Roster projections via MLB Depth Charts.

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