Baseball is back and it's a cause for celebration. It's time for some fearless predictions. Also, Whit Merrifield reworks his contract.
Mr. B, Can you please explain why the perennially disappointing Ryan O'Hearn keeps getting added to the roster? Is it just that he bats lefty and every now and then pops one? Thanks.
I respect the Royals doing right by Whit. My only concern is that a declining Whit is still an excellent super-utility guy but not a starter on a contending team, which we all want the Royals to be in 2023 (if not this year). Hopefully the contract negotiations included some understandings about that, although the mega happy ending would be that Whit rebounds and has two yeard like '18 and '19.
Cy Young votes will go to Carlos Hernandez. Nosteadamus over here.