A big theme in baseball is locker room morale and team chemistry. It's no surprise that the defending World Series champions have that going on. Inside the Kansas City Royals locker room, the newcomers to the team have marveled at the excellent team chemistry, writes Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star.
A bunch of the new guys have mentioned that everyone is rooting for each other to succeed, and care for one another. And when one guy doesn't do his job, it gets the whole team bummed. That morale and chemistry is important to the team, as they believe it's key to their success.
More from around the American League Central:
- Tommy Milone is closing in on a rotation spot with the Twins, says Brian Murphy of TwinCites.com. Milone lowered his Grapefruit League ERA down to 2.40 following his last time out.
- South Side Sox provides some notes from guys further down the White Sox roster.
- The Detroit Tigers bullpen is a bit of a question mark. One guy , Drew VerHagen has got his spot locked up. The rest is up in the air, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Bruce Rondon is closing down on a spot, and veteran Bobby Parnell still doesn't know whether he will be with the big league team or in the minors.
- Matt Lyons over at Let's Go Tribe laid out some compelling storylines to watch during the 2016 season, including the fate of the rotation and whether or not Francisco Lindor is really that good.