Finally. Baseball season is back. For the first time in what seems like ages we get to see some real baseball. None of this winter ball mess that people use to kill time and ignore basketball. Major League Baseball teams, playing other Major League Baseball teams; both of which have Major League Baseball players.
For the Braves it all starts off at 1:05 Saturday against a pretty great Detroit Tigers team. Sunday they will face off again at the same time.
This game might be a bit more interesting than most Spring Training openers for Atlanta fans because Mike Minor will be taking the mound. After his rebellious comments many Braves fans have been screaming for a trade, some have been waiting for him to back up his talk with his arm, and another group simply agree with him. Regardless of what group you are in there is no denying that there will be more pressure on Minor than usual.
Here are a few things I will be watching for this Spring:
- How Tyler Pastornicky handles shortstop, and how well he looks against MLB pitchers.
- To see Drew Sutton get some time in a Braves uni
- Jason Heyward‘s new swing
- Martin Prado
- Which Jair Jurrjens we will be having this year
I’m sure there are plenty more story lines out there but those are the top ones I will be interested in. It should be a great season for the Braves. Maybe a bit tighter race than most people want but it’s no fun to just dominate everyone is it? Well…