2/26 News Notes: Blake Wood and Grady Sizemore hoping to rebound

Blake Wood poses for one of the least amusing but most relevant 2014 photo day pictures. - Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Why couldn't Grady have signed with somebody else?


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.

LGFT Grady Sizemore saw his "first game action since 2011 on Thursday [and] said it's "hard to believe it's real." Jackie Bradley grew up watching Grady.

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.

The Mets are no longer the only team after Seattle's Nick Franklin; another 4-letter team has joined them: The Rays.

Something you'll no doubt hear Tom Hamilton complain about some time soon:

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