Three Cuts: Unanswered questions in Braves' rotation, bullpen; more
MAR 29, 8:48p ET | Cory McCartney
Rotowire: Mar 9 / 7:21a ET
News: Heyward, who stole 20 bases last season and swiped third base in a spring training game last week, should be one of the main beneficiaries of the Cardinals' more aggressive approach to baserunning this year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Manager Mike Matheny indicated he will stay aggressive on the basepaths in 2015 and that his runners should have a green light most of the time. Heyward has swiped 20+ bases twice in his five-year career, including last season, and at just 25 years old is a good bet to approach that number again this year.
Rotowire: Mar 5 / 7:49a ET
News: Heyward is hitting out of the second spot in the lineup to open spring training for the Cardinals Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.
Impact: Not much of a surprise here, as Matheny's indicated early and often that he prefer Heywards in the two-hold. There are several variables at play this spring that could change that, though, including the performances of Kolten Wong and Jon Jay. If Heyward doesn't hit in the second spot, he'll likely be in the middle of the lineup, but it's possible he could hit further down in the lineup when the Cards face southpaws.