Spring Training Miscellany: Kipnis Arrives, Ross Without Ego, Lester Physique, More

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Spring Training Miscellany: Kipnis Arrives, Ross Without Ego, Lester Physique, More

Chicago Cubs

Today was dominated by Kris Bryant’s arrival and more Astros fallout, but there were a few other bits from around camp worth noting for your Saturday night …

  • New Cubs infielder and former World Series foe Jason Kipnis arrived, and he immediately seems extremely likable:

  • Kipnis has had three straight down years, given the star he was before that, but it’s still possible as a part-timer he can be a contributor at second base. I’d expect that, among the non-roster position players, he’s got the best shot at making the team.

  • I feel like Sutcliffe has said this before about Chatwood, specifically:

  • I did a quick search, and not exactly, but yeah, he’s been on Chatwood before (which makes sense, because everyone knows the stuff is legitimately nasty):

  • Chatwood is the presumptive favorite to win the 5th starter job out of Spring Training, and if the command takes another step forward this year from last year (as it did from 2018 to 2019), he could easily be a very solid back-of-the-rotation starter.
  • Rizzo on Ross:

  • Ross was very happy about Bryant’s arrival:

  • Ross digging in:

  • Best shape of his Lester:

  • Fun with sports:

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1228838853588504576

  • Happy guys:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8mqJSllaNq/



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.