10 am is the time, Lakeland is the place. While I’m sure there’s been some activity at Joker Marchant the past few days, today marks the official start of spring training as pitchers and catchers are required to report.
In a little over a month, all of our questions will be answered. Is Carlos Guillen ready for the outfield (my guess is yes). Who will be the fifth starter? How will the bullpen shake out? Are Jeremy Bonderman and Joel Zumaya going to bounce back from their latest injuries? Does Gary Sheffield have one more spectacular season left in the tank? Does Dave Dombrowski have one more deal left in his back pocket to help improve this team?
The first spring game is a week from Wednesday. I should be home but busy so I should be able to catch it on the radio feed. It’s tough being a CPA and a baseball fan with the whole April 15 thing.