From the Denver Post, Patrick Saunders talked with Juan Nicasio about Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, who was hit in the head by a line drive in a Spring Training game Thursday. Nicasio was struck in the head by a line drive in 2011, an incident he says he is mostly able to keep from his mind on the mound.
Also from the Post, Benjamin Hochman has a piece on Jorge De La Rosa and...tacos. After a brief discussion of his diet, Hochman goes on to predict an All-Star appearance for the Rockies lefty in 2014/
FiveThirtyEight took at a look at the correlation between Spring Training stats and regular season numbers and found that a rough spring can somewhat project some struggles when the games start to count.
Finally, Grantland has a look at the two-game Opening Series between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks in Australia, which opened the MLB season while most of us were sleeping.