Felix Hernandez is healthy, Cliff Lee is not. Jose Lopez has made himself a serviceable third baseman, David Aardsma has struggled with his command.
In short, the Seattle Mariners spring training camp is like most others around the league - it's answered a few questions, raised a few others and reminded every one that opening a season is all about health.
The Mariners won't, so they'll have to find a way to hang close in the American League West unil the rotation - Felix, Lee and Erik Bedard - materializes.
Today, however, all that is somewhat less important. Twenty-two years ago today, I married the love of my life - and she's here in Arizona. That means you get half a day with me, she gets half a day and all evening.
Fair is fair.
My love of the game remains, as does my love of my wife's laugh, her constant kindness and surprising strength. Against all odds, she still love old movies, baseball and me.
So you get half a day today, and she gets my whole heart, always. Happy anniversary, darlin' - be home soon.