Pitchers and catchers have reported. Full workouts start Wednesday, and now it’s just a waiting game. All is mostly quiet on the Royals front, but they did pick up Jimmy Paredes.
So, okay, that’s not big breaking news, but the agreement between Ubaldo Jimenez and Baltimore is a big deal, and we looked at how that deal (4 years, $50 million) stacks up with other free agent starting pitcher deals and what it means for Ervin Santana, who still doesn’t have a team. We also looked at what these deals could mean for James Shields and considered how likely an extension might be.
Then we brought in a returning guest. Nearly a year ago, we talked to Anthony Seratelli about his trip to professional baseball and his efforts to get into the big leagues. This winter, the Royals let him go and he’s with the Mets now, but we wanted to check on him and see what the adjustment to a new organization is like, how the transition was, and how his approach is going to be this spring as he tries to break into the big leagues after seven years in the Royals minor league system. Follow Seratelli on Twitter at @ars1productions.