Lots to get into on this first day of Spring Training baseball.
Doing good things for kids? Always a good day.
The pitch clock – in one form, at least – has finally arrived.
From sea to shininnnnnnnnng seaaaaaa! Oh, and also possibly internationally.
What might have been.
Reliever, starter, swing-man … it doesn’t matter. Montgomery knows he’ll get his innings.
These guys will get at least one more shot to prove they belong in professional baseball.
The Cubs’ veteran utility man is in the house.
What exactly is going on?
It’s a good day to wear your Cubs gear, just in case. Also, Cole Hamels’ leadership showing.
Albert Almora is getting that serious “best shape of his life” type treatment.
So who is *THE* Cubs top prospect at the moment? Let MLB Pipeline break the tie.
There’s no reason not to stretch him out right now.
They are laughing at outside projections (if they consider them at all).
Harper’s clearly feeling good after Machado’s $300M deal.
There are so many names to go through in the bullpen competition. But who is actually “in” right now? Who has to fight to win a job?
If that’s all it would take, how on earth are the Cubs not finding a way to make this happen?
No set leadoff hitter. “Series” lineups? And more.
Ah. All the photographic fun.
The Cubs’ power righty can also be a finesse lefty.
The 24-year-old righty is still getting looks.
Baseball is Fun: How did he possibly come up with that?!
See? Projections systems aren’t out to get you!
Bryant is looking good so far.
The young switch-hitter needs PAs aplenty, and he’s willing to play wherever he can get them.
New rules will attempt to squash the ability to cheat electronically.
It is a skill that CAN be improved, DOES matter, and Contreras has one of the best voices possible in his ear.
Montgomery will hopefully be on the mound this weekend. And hey, it’s that time of year! Heyward’s swing!
So are the Padres done now? Could the Sox have done things differently?