Spring Training Miscellany: Atop the Order, Yu Faces Cubs, Buddy Pics, Eyes, and More

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Spring Training Miscellany: Atop the Order, Yu Faces Cubs, Buddy Pics, Eyes, and More

Chicago Cubs

I didn’t expect to get some actual, meaningful, long-impacting news today, but there it was: Kris Bryant will get a healthy look as the Cubs’ new leadoff hitter this year. He offered to do it, David Ross wanted him to do it, and it’s happening. And I am all about it.

I also like that Ross is already planning on this being a set thing, with a long leash:

Other bits from Cubs camp today …

  • Yu Darvish throwing live BP to Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward:

  • And then Darvish immediately wanted to see the data:

  • Jason Kipnis, gamer:

  • Pee-ple let me tell ya bout my beeesssst friend:

  • Agreed:

https://twitter.com/Michael_Cerami/status/1230205209940500482

  • More goofy Rizzo:

  • Lou Piniella – who’ll be a contributor on Marquee – stopped by Cubs camp today, and he’s looking great:

  • It’s true:

  • El Mago:

  • Cubs nailed this one:

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1230205875597410304

  • Ben Taylor won picture day:

  • Although I do like Kris Bryant’s glamour shots look at his light blue glove:
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


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.