It’s always a good sign when the groundhog predicts an early spring. It means that the sounds of spring training are near and we can finally start to hunt around for our t-shirts, polos and shorts in preparation for warmer weather.
Or, if you’re like me in the tri-state area, you know it really means that we’ll have snow in late March.
- The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro profiles ($) Andrew McCutchen in the first big post-Super Bowl feature of the new season! Woohoo!
- J.T. Realmuto and Hector Neris are set to have their arbitration hearings before Opening Day. So far, everyone’s playing nice. And remember: These deals can be tacked onto or changed with long-term extensions, as is expected to happen with J.T.
- Curtis Granderson, the affable long-time Tigers/Yankees/Mets/Dodgers/Brewers/Blue Jays/Marlins veteran, hung up his spikes late last week.