The main crew will kick things off this coming week.
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.
What might have been.
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.
There’s no reason not to stretch him out right now.
They are laughing at outside projections (if they consider them at all).
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.
Bryant is looking good so far.
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!
Maybe he’s right. But it’s hard not to connect the dots.
So far, the Darvish comeback is proceeding normally. And that’s all I want to see.
Wow! It’s happening out west!
He may also eventually just have to become a reliever.
I still like projections. But it’s getting a little silly.
(Mostly) everyone gets in on the action today.
I mean, me too. But Joe’s perspective on the matter is probably a little more salient.