"Manny's been engaged since the day [we arrived], but a lot of times, that's easy the first week," manager Buck Showalter said. "I think when we're talking about excited or driven or whatever, it gives the connotation that he wasn't before. And that's not the case. It's hard to do it for 162 games, OK? But it's hard to do it for 30 games in the spring. That's been fun to watch, and you can tell he's excited about the upcoming season. It's going to be fun to watch him."