As of Tuesday, the entire gang was live in Peoria. Here are some of the happenings that have occurred.
There appears to be a question around starters 3-4-5. I don’t have the same question at 3-4 as I feel confident that Snell and Smith fall in as the 3 and 4 starts. The number 5 starters does offer some question. It will need to be someone that could move to the pen when Bedard arrives healthy later this season. We could see Fister as the #5 guys for awhile. I know what some of you are thinking, Smith deserves the #3 spot. I think they will divide up the lefties until Bedard returns. So be comfortable as fan knowing you have one of the better 4 starters in the AL.
Lopez and Figgins switched positions. Potentially messing around with the proper placement for both. I am sure they will play around with this swap throughout the Spring. Figgins can play all position on the left side of the infield and has played 2B before. I see this move as a way to help get Lopez more comfortable with the potential play at 3B.
That is about all the major stuff for now. Besides the typical hype surrounding the Mariners being a team that will play in October.