9 - Number of days until the Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers report
11 - Number of days until the Dodgers pitchers and catchers report
17 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
64 – Number of days until Opening Day
We've added two new items to our countdown because pitchers and catchers are reporting on different days. Since the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers start the season in Australia on March 22nd, both teams have their pitchers and catchers reporting a few days earlier than other teams. So, to be fair to those fan bases, the staff at MLB In Full Bloom made the decision to pull out those two teams and have them be recognized on their own. The bottom line for baseball fans everywhere is that we are another day closer to Opening Day!
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18 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
65 – Number of days until Opening Day
We have seen teams such as the Yankees, Dodgers, and Rangers active this offseason and found ways to improve their chances to win in 2014. We expect those teams to spend money and be a contender each year, but what has been more surprising to me has been the inactivity by the Angels and Orioles. The Orioles have a two-year window left until Matt Wieters and Chris Davis are free agents. Both are Scott Boras clients and the chances of the O's signing either player are not good. The O's desperately need starting pitching to go along with their solid lineup and to this point, they have not added a pitcher that improves their chances to contend. The Angels swung and missed on Masahiro Tanaka and they don't seem to have a sense of urgency to add another arm. With 18 days left until pitchers & catchers report, there is still time for the Angels and Orioles to add a pitcher, but I'm starting to think both teams will not make a free agent splash this year.
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