The spring training portion of the Cubs' position battles has concluded, and the 25-man roster is set. What now for BAM!?
Tonight, and throughout the first few games of the season, I'll be watching the performances of the bench players that fought their way on to this roster.
How's the new bullpen working out? Is Patton throwing strikes, or getting swings-and-misses on balls out of the zone? How soon will a 4th or 5th outfielder come into the game? Will the middle infield change once the starter is gone?
It'll be easy for anyone at ESPN or Cubs.com to talk up Soriano and Aramis for their monster HRs, or Zambrano for his seven shutout innings in 90 pitches (Knock. On. Wood.). Hopefully, you'll come to this site to get a little more perspective on the more subtle plays of the game.