Congrats to the Baltimore Ravens and winning Super Bowl XLVII. Now that football is over we can dream of warmer days and the start of baseball season. With that in mind, we spent this past week preparing for the upcoming start of spring training. We talked baseball with some people heavily involved in the game to pick their thoughts on the upcoming season. For all of our other chats, check out our chat archive page.
Mike (Olney, MD)
Do you expect to be on the opening day roster?
Dylan Bundy, Orioles pitcher, No. 3 overall prospect
I'm going into spring training like I did last year, trying to make the opening day roster. That's my mindset. Everyone wants to break camp with the team. Full transcript
John, how hard has it been to balance both the building up of the farm system and getting younger players time in the bigs, while also building a contender with veteran players at the major leage level?
John Mozeliak, St. Louis Cardinals GM
It's an interesting question is trying to maintain success at the major league level by giving young players an opportunity. For us, to maintain that balance, we've been fortunate to retain the right free agents, going out and making trades and using our minor league system in a multitude of ways, getting that high end player as well as the filler. Full transcript
Thoughts on the new Felix contract - 7/175? Sounds fair for both sides.
Keith Law, MLB Insider
Yep. Long for a starter, but he's one of the few I'd bet on long-term. That said, are the Mariners better off with him, or dealing him for prospects? Can they build a successful team around him with what's already in the system? Full transcript