BRADENTON, Fla. -- A candid four-minute conversation I had Monday morning out on the fields of Pirate City with Jacob Stallings, covering doubts about the Pirates' catching, the pitching staff's unfulfilled potential and much more:
My appreciation here to Stallings, the consummate pro, for his extra time.
And if anyone wants to get a further feel for what reporting day's like down here, I'll humbly offer this small sampling of Joe Musgrove popping Stallings' mitt for some sights and sounds:
I'll have much more on reporting day in a full Grind later today. Lots to share. Alex Stumpf will have a full report of his own.
Oh, and if you missed Grind from this morning, that's right here.