But the same could have been said about them at this time last year.
The Diamondbacks were once again active in the offseason trade market, as they addressed two of the team's biggest needs with the acquisition of slugger Mark Trumbo and closer Addison Reed.
The Minnesota Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a four-year contract extension, covering the 2014-17 seasons.
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg can downplay it all he wants, but his no comment toward his most tenured player's influence on the team spoke volumes this week.
Cleveland Indians slugger Jason Giambi and relief pitcher J.C. Ramirez will miss extended periods of time due to injury.
The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with pitcher Ervin Santana on a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have reportedly released pitcher Mark Mulder.
The Baltimore Orioles renewed the contract of third baseman Manny Machado on Tuesday.
Atlanta Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has been diagnosed with an injured ligament in his pitching elbow.
Seeking a lefty specialist to bolster their bullpen, the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with veteran Oliver Perez on a two-year contract Monday.
Samford football coach Pat Sullivan will face familiar opponents when his Bulldogs play a pair of FBS opponents this year.
Kyle Larson claimed his first career pole in the Nationwide Series after beating Kyle Busch in Saturday's qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders re-signed running back Darren McFadden on Saturday.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will play for the first time since the Winter Olympics when the team hosts the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, head coach Michel Therrien announced during the morning skate.