Cubs' closer job open to debate
For the most part, though, unless you live in Arizona or Florida or you're lucky enough to visit in March, spring training is more of an idea than anything else a time and place where good things happen, even if we're not sure exactly what they are.
Even if you're not down there enjoying the sun, and even if the cursory highlights on SportsCenter give you the yawns (as they do me), there are still some things to watch from afar, some things that can be gleaned from the box scores and statistics. Here, then, are five of the more intriguing storylines as we head into spring training:
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