Three observations …

• The White Sox are proof that winning the offseason with splashy moves doesn’t translate to success during the regular season. They are a flawed team.

• In a 100-yard dash between the Reds’ Billy Hamilton and the Twins’ Byron Buxton, Hamilton gets off to a fast start but Buxton passes him after 30 yards.

• Houston’s Collin McHugh makes throwing a curveball look like fun.


.… and two predictions

• The Twins will go 4-5 on their current nine-game road trip.

• Despite a late charge by Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke will win the NL Cy Young award.