At some point in every Major League Baseball season, small sample size ceases to apply, context can be applied and conclusions on players, teams and pennant races can be made.

While we may not be there on all accounts, the clock is ticking on the 2013 season.

Each team has played roughly 40 games (the first quarter of the MLB season). That allows for each fanbase to develop positive or negative feelings, clamor for midseason moves and look forward to the summer to fully arrive.

After watching countless innings through the spring, here are my 10 biggest takeaways from the first quarter of the MLB season.


All statistics and standings valid entering play on May 17, 2013.

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