Kluber told reporters Wednesday night that he was completely surprised to win the award: “I wasn’t expecting it. I definitely thought Felix [Hernandez] was going to win. He had such a great year. I guess I just assumed that who he was and how good of a year he had, and all that kind of stuff, would get him more votes.”
The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?
Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.