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The Rundown: Ross a Breath of Fresh Air, Chatwood in Best Shape of His Career, Arenado Rumors Continue, Kimbrel Eyes Big Season

Once spring training starts, there is an awful lot of chatter from players and coaches alike. You get the obligatory “best shape of my career” comments, motivational quotes, a couple of funny anecdotes, and a number of cryptic statements from front offices that leave reporters and fans tasked with trying to separate the facts from the malarkey.

Yes, I just used the word “malarkey.”

But one statement from manager David Ross really made my ears perk up yesterday. Apparently the rookie manager doesn’t fancy himself quite the mad scientist that Joe Maddon was.