Nice game in Peoria last night. Manager Hargrove had what looked to be close to the opening day lineup on the field. The King was the star of the show - keeping the Diamondbacks off balance with 3 devastating pitches. He added 8 K's to the list, and appeared to be in complete control.
The bats were lively as well, with a total of 4 runs on 13 hits. Ichiro! continues to show why he is such a special player. Adrian Beltre looks so much better in the batter's box as compared to last season. Betancourt, Reed and Lawton all were impressive.
My optimism is a little less cautious.
Edit: Make sure you check out Dave's piece over at the Hardball Times. It's sure to make you a little less cautiously optimistic!