Blake Wood eager to reward Tribe's faith - It would be nice if Wood can be a big part of the 2014 bullpen. His velocity was awesome in late-2013 outings, but if I recall, he got hit hard anyways. Bastian also looks at Shaun Marcum and the new home-plate rules in the above link.
Good news for MLB.tv subscribers:
Madison Bumgarner will start opening day for the Giants, over two guys who have had outstanding careers. Which goes to show how well the Giants have drafted pitching. (Note: Shapiro once drafted Lincecum, too)
Speaking of Shapiro, here he shows off his stash of sunflower seeds.
Always-rumored Tribe Trade Target Chase Headley thinks he will be ready for the start of San Diego's season.
Something you'll no doubt hear Tom Hamilton complain about some time soon:
Every spring, there's always a series perfectly ripe for second-guessing the schedule-makers. I nominate San Diego AT Cleveland, April 7-9.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 25, 2014