THINGS WE LIKE

1. THE BULLPEN

Hard not to like what on paper one scout said this spring was "without question" the game's best unit. The Rafael Soriano/Mariano Rivera tandem has the look of a monster.

2. A GREEN-LIGHTED A-ROD

Though he turns 36 in July, Rodriguez, who hammered the ball all spring, said he enters this season feeling far better physically than he has since 2008. Huge bounce-back year could be in the offing.