MLB: Top 5 Storylines from Opening Week of the Season

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April 2, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; A general view of Tropicana Field before the opening day game between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As the first week of the MLB season comes to a close, baseball fans have been treated to some great performances and surprising disappointments. Every team has suffered the bitter taste of defeat and the pageantry of opening their season.

The highs and lows have surprise teams like the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins being tied for first while the New York Yankees have only secured one win. In a long regular season like baseball, it’s too easy to let one week overshadow better judgment, but that doesn’t mean we can just dismiss it entirely.

With that being said, here are the top five storylines from Opening Week in baseball: