MESA, Ariz. — Joe Maddon had just finished up a long quote raving about Kris Bryant when a reporter asked the follow-up question: Is he ready for Opening Day?
MESA, Ariz. – Javier Baez didn’t bring his Manny Ramirez dreadlocks to spring training, the Halloween look that went viral through his Instagram account.
MESA, Ariz. – Surrounded in the middle of the clubhouse, Manny Ramirez moved in a 360-degree circle, spinning to answer each question face-to-face and making direct eye contact with reporters.
MESA, Ariz. — Whether or not Manny Ramirez really is a changed man, the Cubs believe he can be a difference-maker working with their talented young hitters.
MESA, Ariz. – Kris Bryant studied Derek Jeter’s career, how the New York Yankees icon always seemed to say the right thing and never wound up in the wrong place.