Spring Training is the time of year that all MLB fans look forward to as the unofficial official start to spring. While teams must travel to warm areas of the country to avoid the cold weather taking over the vast majority of the states, the scent of spring and the sound of bats cracking can still be heard in the air. Spring Training also represents a time of change, as teams will bring players in through free agency and the trade market, but also will get rid of players who are not playing up to their expectations or have younger players who can provide as much production for a cheaper cost. Releasing players before Opening Day can be a tough pill to swallow for some, but they are at least given a chance to sign with a different team before the first pitch is thrown to officially open the regular season.
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