The half field that the bunt tourney will take place on will be marked with a grid that will give each bunt between 10-40 points (depending on location). Sveum started the tourney when he managed in the Minor Leagues with the Pirates. “I always remembered it and always wanted to do something like that if I took over as manager,” Sveum said. “I thought it would be fun for the team and break things up a little bit and have a little fun with it. It’ll be fun as we go along, especially when we get to the sweet 16.”
|The official bunting tournament bracket (Photo from Paul Sullivan)|
Sveum said once he figures out the Opening Day lineup, he plans on sticking with it. “[Playing time] is all left up to them and how they are doing at the time,” Sveum said. “But there is no platoon situation in mind for anybody at all.”
Tomorrow is the official reporting day for Cubs position players and Friday will be the first full squad workout. Only 11 more days until the Cubs have their first spring training game against the Oakland A's!