The season wastes no time in giving us an important series between the New Orleans Ragin' Cajuns and the Richmond Renegades. Last season a talented but banged up New Orleans team outlasted the Renegades to take the AL South by 7 games. The Cajuns were then thrashed as Las Vegas came in singing "Viva Viagra" and knocked the Cajuns out of the playoffs.
Richmond appears to have improved it's team according to the Franchise Rankings. New Orleans made some additions to bolster it's speed in the offseason. The biggest factor though, is that the entire Cajun squad is healthy.
"I think the rash of injuries we had last year were kind of a fluke, " said Cajun GM qsquinlan33. "We invest heavily in our trainers and medical team, and our pitchers did not have a bad history of missing time coming into next year. We look forward to being full strength this season and showing what we can do. We are proud of our division title from last season, but frankly our goals are set much higher than that."
San Juan and Kansas City are rebuilding in the bottom half of the AL South, so this series could set the tone for what should be a two team race for the division crown.