Today is the eve of Opening Day eve. There are elite eight games on tonight and the Astros vs. Ranger opener tomorrow evening. Plus Wrestlemania 29 is on Sunday night. And then the main event of Opening Day on Monday.
Here’s all of the muck that’s fit to rake in the way of baseball reads:
-How the Nats went from ugly to elite, by Joe Posnanski. [NBC Sports]
-ESPN’s expert award predictions. [ESPN]
-The DiamondBacks signed Paul Goldschmidt to an extension yesterday. [AZ Central]
-Buster Posey got paid big time yesterday with his own 9-year extension. [Hardball Talk]
-And here’s more on how Justin Verlander became the highest paid MLB pitcher in history yesterday. [MLive]
-The Baseball Prospectus Guide to 30 teams in baseball. They’re really low on a lot of these win totals and just, off. [Deadspin]