I've been mulling a post for a few days actually, and having some difficulty coming up with something meaningful. Here's the thing. You'd think there'd be a lot to talk about with Spring Training in full swing, the first game today and whatnot.
But really, what of substance can be taken from what's transpired so far? I mean, I'm glad Nate, Dontrelle and Joel look great, I really am, but there are no conclusions to be drawn as yet.
I am happy about one thing of significance. Our infield will get uninterrupted reps together this spring--none of them are going to the WBC. Inge, Everett and Polanco will get to know each other's moves, style, timing, etc. That is a very good thing in my mind. That time together should add to what is already a defensive upgrade.
I caught all of one inning or so on the radio today, and it was great to hear play by play again, even if it was only a meaningless spring game. Remember how well the Lions did in their exhibition this year?
Also interesting will be competition for the sole open position player slot. Game on, ballplayers!