SID's JOTTINGS

At last weekend's TwinsFest, Torii Hunter, who has only played at Target Field as a visitor, was asked how difficult it is to play right field at the Twins ballpark. "It's not as hard as Detroit, but I think you know I can play it," the nine-time Gold Glove outfielder said. "I played here a lot. I don't think it's tough at all, because if it hits the top of the wall [the Kasota limestone overhang in right field], it hits the top of the wall. I can't do anything about that. I only can worry about the things I can control. I wish I was Spider Man or Superman and really climb that wall, but nobody can do that. You have to play off the wall the right way, and know your angles, and I think I'll be fine in right field here."

Twins General Manager Terry Ryan talked about who will play center and left field this season with Hunter set in right: "Center field is wide open, left field I think you'll see [Oswaldo] Arcia. He should get every chance to be our left fielder. He has the type of power we're looking for. His defense needs to improve, but he's a young kid and we're looking for a little more contact out of him as well, but I would anticipate he'd be our left fielder. … The center field thing is going to be open between [Aaron] Hicks and Shane Robinson and [Eddie] Rosario and Jordan Schaefer. We have choices there to make."

Seahawks GM John Schneider, a St. Thomas graduate, has many of his top players under contract for the 2015 season, too, although the price tag for most of them figures to increase. In Russell Wilson's case, he is expected to become one of the highest-paid players in the NFL after playing for less than $1 million per season in each of his first three seasons. Schneider told USA Today he is confident he can make his payroll work since Seattle's projected salary cap of $116.7 million ranks just 24th in the NFL in 2015.