Watch: Baez, Russell Fielding Drills; Maples, Wilson Throw Live BP During First Full-Squad Workout
Today was the Cubs’ first full-squad workout of the spring and the crowds were out in full force. Of course, with today being President’s Day, a lot of folks were off work and kids were out of school, so that contributed to the mania.
I managed to fight off the buzzing horde long enough to get a few videos of some of the workouts, which you can check out below. Joe Maddon unveiled some more of his unique artwork before hitting the field, which meant the players didn’t actually head out until a little later than usual. As such, there wasn’t as much activity Monday as there will be in the coming days.
The first video below shows Addison Russell, Javy Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Kris Bryant running through a few fielding drills. The next video is Justin Wilson and Dillon Maples throwing live batting practice.