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How much does MLB's first week matter?

Updated: April 8, 2013, 2:47 PM ET

April baseball can play tricks on your mind. You're reminded, as your team soars or plummets out of the gate, that it's a long season. But then you recall how early success can kick-start a run to the playoffs (like last year's Orioles), or how a first-week disaster (like last year's Red Sox) can demolish high hopes.

So what can we take away from the first week of the 2013 season? Is Orioles DH Chris Davis that good? Can R.A. Dickey really be that bad? Will the Diamondbacks ...

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