As you know the Dodgers and Diamondbacks play a 2 game series in Australia on March 22. My first inclination as Commissioner is to just go ahead and include these games as they are regular season MLB games and leave the lineups open until the other games start on March 31. It is a long season and the only advantage I see is you could possibly get an extra start out of the 4 starting pitchers. If you exclude these games you lose the stats of all the position players and relief pitchers. I am thinking it is just part of the strategy this year. Any thoughts?