- Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer
"Play ball!" might be the most transfixing phrase in the English language, but managers and front-office people in Florida and Arizona will spend the next six weeks focusing on a more practical, utilitarian two-word combination.
Some big-league clubs (such as
Oakland and Toronto) enter spring training with few decisions left to make. At other camps, there are lots of comebacks, injury updates and position battles to monitor. And the World Baseball Classic will complicate matters further.
Every team has some important questions and contingency plans that must be addressed before Opening Day.