There are a handful of games being played this evening, but everyone’s eyes will be on the MLB Draft, which starts at 7 PM EDT. We’ll have a post on that with rolling updates so make sure you check that out. The Phillies pick first, but there is no absolute No. 1 pick, so it will be interesting to see how the first five picks or so pan out.
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.