By now, I’m sure you’ve seen this shot of new Chicago Cub Jason Heyward in Cubbie Blue, but, if you haven’t, gaze upon his majesty with glee:
Say Hey, look who is in CF today! pic.twitter.com/nh2lxL7wHc
— John Arguello (@CubsDen) February 10, 2016
Cubs Den’s John Arguello has even more today:
Say Hey! Look who's taking BP today! (Will have video later) pic.twitter.com/jRxmzR8m87
— John Arguello (@CubsDen) February 12, 2016
Speaking of that video:
It almost looks like baseball, folks. I am very happy.
Carrie Muskat writes about Heyward’s early arrival in Mesa, Arizona, where Heyward has already been working with his new hitting coach John Mallee. You’re going to want to read that article to start getting geeked for Spring Training. It sounds like Heyward and Mallee have been spending a lot of time together looking at video, working on Heyward’s swing, etc.
But, even if he doesn’t, I’ll say it again: despite all the ground balls last year, Heyward was a .293/.359/.439 hitter, and that would look mighty nice near the top of the Cubs’ prodigious lineup.
Still, I love hearing that, even after cashing in big-time in free agency, Heyward is already showing up early and putting in the work with his new coach.