From the Chicago Cubs to A-Rod returning to baseball, the 2015 MLB season is loaded with storylines, which ones should you pay closest attention to?
The MLB season is kicking off today, and baseball fans everywhere are ready for that first pitch to be thrown and see their favorite teams take the field.
Last year a number of exciting things happened around the league. We saw the Royals make a dramatic post season run, a year-long suspension for A-Rod, the departure of Derek Jeter from baseball, and a Giants World Series. The season was filled with no-hitters, heart breaking losses, and walk off home runs. It will be pretty hard to top. But certain things are stirring around the league in 2015. Which should make for an interesting season at the very least.
Multiple teams have made some major off season deals that completely restructure their rosters. Most notably, the Padres, Red Sox, and Cubs have all captured the attention of their division rivals as they made some blockbuster deals for players that will make an immediate impact in lineup.
With the steroid era in major league baseball behind us, the league is looking to bury its past and start afresh. Part of doing so is reinstating Alex Rodriguez into baseball after he served a year-long suspension for repeated PED usage. No one really knows what the aging A-Rod can do on the field. But one thing is for sure, whatever production he musters for the Yankees this year, it will have huge implications on his legacy and the effect PEDs have had on baseball.
Perhaps the biggest change to any ball club around the MLB is the new commissioner serving his first full MLB season. Rob Manfred is an established member of the Major League Baseball organization and if there was one man who could fill the large shoes that Bud Selig has left empty, Manfred might be that guy. He is already proposing multiple rule changes that would supposedly do wonders for the game of baseball and create a lasting effect on the MLB for the better.
With all this buzz already going around the league before the first pitch is even thrown. I thought it best to break down these top five story-lines in the MLB and discuss what impact they might have as the season progresses.
So here are the top five story-lines in baseball.
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