Spring Training Miscellany: First Full Squad Workout, Zobrist Sits, More Maddon Art

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Spring Training Miscellany: First Full Squad Workout, Zobrist Sits, More Maddon Art

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Today was the first whole squad workout of Spring Training, and, with one exception, everyone was ready to go:

Ben Zobrist was the guy held out of today’s full-squad workout with a back issue, and the Cubs are gonna call that a “precautionary” situation (Gonzales). At this time of year, a 36-year-old veteran could justifiably be held out of a workout with a hangnail, so I am not going to be concerned by this development, even though I believe “back” was one of the myriad ailments Zobrist dealt with in his down 2017 season. Rest up, manage it, and be ready to go in a month.

Meanwhile …

  • How about the Cubs as the San Antonio Spurs:

  • The Cubs’ manager met with his players today, presumably imparting upon each the perfect words of wisdom to unlock a premium performance for 2018:

Maddon Being Maddon.

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  • Good guy, Bryzzo:

  • It’s baseball! Kinda!

  • Jon Lester, among others, threw live BP today:

  • Get after those baserunning drills, gentlemen:

  • Cubs getting helpful input:

  • Here’s hoping these two are this simpatico in the outfield this year, covering everything on the left side:


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