Opening day is 2 weeks away. Yay baseball! Predictions? Thoughts? Kris Bryant is tearing up spring training after hitting 43 HR's in the minors last year and probably won't be on the opening day roster. Can't say as I blame the Cubs, if he's in the minors for the first 12 days of the season they get an extra year before he's a free agent. 12 days in the spring likely won't make or break the Cubs season. I'd rather have a full season of him after a few years in the majors then 12 days of him trying to figure shit out. The Marlins may make things interesting in a tough division...there is some serious talent on that team beyond Stanton. Can Gordon get on base? That's going to be the key to their season I think. Stanton and Ozuna can mash behind him. Ozuna projects to be a 30-40 HR guy which gives them one hell of a 1-2 punch. The Nationals. On paper, their pitching staff should have them cruising to the World Series. But, they need to score some runs. Is Zimmerman healthy? Does Harper finally quit running into walls and hurting himself and break out? The Padres. What a flurry of off season moves. They added power, which is probably useless in Petco, but Kemp did put up decent numbers in Dodger Stadium which has always been pitcher friendly. Adding Wil Myers was a brilliant move, he was injured last year, but he's only one season removed from being the spark plug of enthusiasm that turned the Rays around. Also remember, he can rake. He hit 37HR's in the minors a couple seasons ago. And then there's my favorite subject...the AL West. Quite a few folks are projecting the Mariners to win it, which would be awesome. I thought signing Cano to that contract was the dumbest thing ever initially, but a year removed from the signing I'm a believer. He brought a spark to the team that was missing and watching him play the field was something I'd never seen. Day in and day out, he made it look so easy. Like he was sitting on his couch at home having a beer. Absolutely no effort. Signing Cruz? I dunno. I see him hitting maybe 25 playing half his games at Safeco, but it does give some protection to Cano in the line up. Was Kyle Seagar's production last year a fluke? What are y'all's thoughts?