Baseball is back. All 30 MLB teams are fully entrenched in spring training in Florida and Arizona, and members of every organization are representing their home countries in the World Baseball Classic all over the globe. With only a few weeks left until Opening Day, the 2017 season is beginning to take shape.
The Mets, who have enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in almost a decade, are now knee-deep into their World Series-chasing phase. This offseason, instead of waiting and hoping that Yoenis Cespedes would come back, general manager Sandy Alderson struck early and signed possibly the best free agent on the market and gave him a rich contract and a no-trade clause.
Brand recognition is important in today’s business climate and that includes professional sports. One critical component to a team’s identity is its logo. While fans certainly relate to the players, it’s the team’s logo that’s displayed prominently on the uniform and pretty much every piece of memorabilia or merchandise.
On Opening Day today every team in MLB has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season.