Strike Zone podcast: Spring training preview, storylines to watch

Friday February 19th, 2016

Spring has sprung for baseball, as major league camps have opened in Florida and Arizona to get players ready for the coming season. But what should you be watching for as the preseason begins?

On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella will get you in the best shape of your life for spring training, pointing out the teams and storylines sure to be in the news over the next six weeks of scrimmages, workouts, games and on-field action. Along the way, Ted and Steve debate what changes they would make to the preseason, including whether or not to move every team's spring home to Arizona and whether baseball would benefit from a shorter spring schedule. Then they pick their players, teams and stories to watch over the next month, including the fate of some notable unemployed players, the top prospects who could open some eyes in camp, and if new manager Dusty Baker can establish control over a Nationals team that fell apart down the stretch last season.

Want more top-notch baseball talk delivered straight to you every week? Then subscribe to The Strike Zone podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud. Have any questions, comments or thoughts on the show? Reach out to Ted, Steve or producer Jon Tayler on Twitter.

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