Re: who DESERVES to make the team
Deserves is an interesting way to phrase it. I think too much is made out of spring training. I think thats a necessary evil because people are so excited to finally have baseball back that they over analyize for the most part meaningless games.
Who deserves to get the final bull pen spot? Is it a guy who has shown he can be very effective at the major league level? Or a guy who has had a hot spring while throwing around 10 innings?
Who deserves to get the final OF spot? Is it a guy who is maxed out talent wise? Or a guy who has a very high ceiling but it is somewhat untapped?
Who deserves to get the 5th starter spot? Is it a college guy who has shown great command while impressing the entire spring? Is a Cuban lefty prodegy with generational type stuff? Or a young pitcher who has made it all the way through your minor leagues and is the same age as your college guy?
Too much that doesn't meet the eye most be taken into consideration when determining who "deserves" to make the team.
For my money I would go with
And for middle infielder I go with Sutton.