Five moves that will happen this spring
February, 14, 2013
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillDon Mattingly, left, has quickly become one of the majors' best managers.
During spring training, players aren’t the only ones trying to fine-tune things. General managers must use the time to evaluate not only their players but their field staff, too. It’s the time to get things done, especially things such as contract negotiations, which neither player nor management wants to do into the regular season. After nearly three decades in the industry, I’ve seen and experienced what happens when certain things don’t get done before the regular season commences.
Thus, I predict the following five moves will get done during spring training: