February 14, Valentine’s Day, typically a day most men dread and most women love (pun intended).
This year, everyone can enjoy Valentine’s Day because it’s also the day full MLB squads report to Spring Training.
Some players, such as J.J. Hardy, reported before the Feb. 14 deadline.
Spotted in Sarasota: JJ Hardy gets in some swings in the cage: twitter.com/Orioles/status…
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 12, 2013
“We have some things we can build on, because we had a good year last year, but this is 2013,” Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette said. “This is a new group of players. This is a new season. We have new challenges. This is effectively a new team, but I can tell you this: The consistency of the leadership from the manager and the work ethic of the players instilled last year, that should carry over.”
Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles is April 2, just 47 days away. Over the course of the next 7 weeks the Orioles will attempt to answer two important questions, who will be playing second base and what the starting rotation will look like come April.