SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Spring can be a mystery, with at least as many opinions as there are sun-hatted people to hatch them, and even then the truth is just as likely to be hiding inside a balled sanitary sock.
Consider the recent labors of rookies Yasmany Tomas and Kris Bryant.
One is having to adapt to a strange new culture in his new city, acclimate to the curious customs of the locals, parse an entirely different kind of language, even sacrifice his diet so that every meal isn't an adventure, just to find his way in a place that beyond all else will expect him to perform as an elite ballplayer, perhaps in a position he's just sort of trying out.
The other is Yasmany Tomas.
Two of the hottest names in the Cactus League, they're attempting to find their way at third base, which suddenly seems like a very difficult position to play, and might both end up in left field anyway.
Tomas is a 24-year-old outfielder, one in the hail of Cubans new to the game here, and is sorting through theRead More »from Rookies Yasmany Tomas, Kris Bryant looking lukewarm at hot corner