Tony Andracki and I rolled out our all-Chicago team of the 1980s, with a pretty good debate over who the center fielder should be.
Jake Peavy says his two-inning, three-run start isn't anything to worry about, plus he's feeling great because he's healthy. But he'll be 31 in May and his window to reverse the trend of the last four years is closing fast.
The White Sox are reportedly kicking the tires on lefty relievers Mike Gonzalez and Arthur Rhodes, which if true is a pretty good sign Matt Thornton will be the team's Opening Day closer.
Robin Ventura's new "Appreciate the Game" commercial, in a word: Awesome.
Chris Sale is a good bet to be better as a starter than as a reliever, at least value-wise. His results will probably be worse, but as long as they're not drastically worse, he'll be a valuable asset to the team.
Around the division: Tigers No. 5 starter candidate Jacob Turner walked four in two innings, Yuniesky Betancourt improved his spring OPS to .333, Michael Brantley had three hits while Jason Kipnis, Shin-Soo Choo and Jack Hannahan homered for Cleveland and Carl Pavano allowed six hits and one run in three innings in a typical Carl Pavano start.