Spring Training Opens Today

The time has come. Spring Training has officially arrived, and not a moment too soon!

Later this afternoon, the Blue Jays kick off their 2010 Spring Training schedule against the Detroit Tigers. Ricky Romero starts the game and will likely get two to three innings of work before the baton is passed onto Dana Eveland and then Josh Roenicke.

After perusing Cito’s first lineup card of Spring Training, I shook my head when I saw Travis Snider all the way down at the bottom hitting ninth. Once again, there is a method to Cito’s madness – when I was crunching the numbers for last week’s post on the possible Opening  Day lineup, it revealed that statistically Snider is a better hitter in the number nine spot. I understand why Cito is doing this, but I don’t necessarily agree with it.


I’m sure it will be a topic of discussion during tonight’s live chat. After a brief hiatus, it returns once again tonight at 8pm EST. With the first game of Spring Training officially under their belts, there will be plenty to talk about. Hope to see you then!

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.