“It’s Focus Time”


Monday, February 29, 2016

Today’s Spring Training News

Play Ball!

The first intrasquad game of the spring, a 5 1/2 inning affair this morning at Camelback Ranch, pitted Jose Abreu‘s Team Cienfuegos vs. Todd Frazier‘s Team Jersey Shore. Nik Turley started for the former, Carson Fulmer for the latter (starting lineups shown below). Abreu and Carlos Sanchez each doubled in a run and Brett Lawrie collected a sac fly for the Jersey boys. The Abreus defeated the Frazier’s, 5-4, thanks to Daniel Fields‘ three-run homer.


Hot Corner Talk

Todd Frazier getting third base advice from a master–his manager.


First Lieutenant

Rick Renteria (pictured below) talking about his role as Robin Ventura‘s bench coach:

“I’m just here to be a sounding board and give (Robin) some information. Like everything, we get so much information in the course of a series that you’re trying to clean it up and try to filter it and use the one that’s going to be the most appropriate for the moment. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you don’t, but you’re out there being prepared to do the best job you can.”


Quote of the Day

Frazier on the early days of camp:

“I love the tone. Everybody has a role, everybody is taking accountability for themselves and it starts right now from Day 1. With the intrasquads we’ve got today, you can see it. It’s focus. It’s focus time. The ability to understand it’s not the offseason anymore. It’s time to go. I see that a lot with these guys.”

Updated Promotional Dates


Final Goodbye to Eddie Einhorn


Photo of the Day

Happy Leap Day!



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Let’s try winning in Spring Training for a change. It has worked for KC. The relax and have fun approach doesn’t seem to work for us.

I hope they can stay upbeat, will say i am a cub fan, but being chicago in 2005, i was going sox games an rooted for u all.mr. renteria thnxs for comeing bk to chicago u r a class act, an i think u will be a mgr again. Good luck this yr chi sox!

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