Just a couple notes to report from  Spring Training today:

I joined Marty Tirrell on his radio show Monday afternoon and talked about Cubs. You can listen to my appearance here.

The Cubs came to terms with a host of non-arbitration eligible players and the signings were announced by the Cubs PR Staff

Right-handed pitchers Michael Bowden, Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis, Trey McNutt, Hector Rondon, Arodys Vizcaino and Robert Whitenack.

Left-handed pitchers Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin and Travis Wood.

Catchers Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger.

Infielders Darwin Barney, Junior Lake, Anthony Rizzo, Christian Villanueva, Josh Vitters and Logan Watkins.

Outfielders Brett Jackson, Dave Sappelt and Matt Szczur.

Keith Law had an article on ESPN.com in which he discussed Jackson’s new swing adjustments. It’s subscription only, but here was a quote that stood out. “I saw a little bit of Jackson’s swing Sunday afternoon, and while it is different, I’m not sure how it’s going to be better, especially for making contact.” (Source)

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail