A few things I'm looking forward to this spring
Jason Schmidt - we all know he had a bad season last year, riddled with injuries, and when he was healthy he sucked. There have been reports that his rehab has been going well, but now we'll get a better idea of how banged up he still is. A couple years ago nobody would ever have thought he'd have to fight guys like Loaiza or Kuo for a starting job.
Andy Laroche - He'll be battling Nomar for that 3rd base gig. Some people threw him under the bus after he struggled with the big club last season. But he wasn't in the bigs for very long, and most baseball experts agree that he has a lot of potential. Provided he didn't slack off this offseason he should have no problem winning the starting job.
Andre Ethier - After being forced to platoon with Kemp and Gonzo last season, it looks like he might be asked to platoon again with Ned signing Andruw Jones and not getting rid of Juan Pierre. It should be interesting to see how he responds to this situation. I definitely would like to see him beat out Pierre for #1 left fielder, but I don't see that happening. While he's no Matt Kemp, he is pretty damn talented. How's he going to feel being the 4th outfielder for the next 2 seasons?
Anyhow, it's really nice to have baseball season right around the corner.