2/16 Fresh start
On Sunday, the Cubs will hold the first full squad workout and manager Dale Sveum will address the team. There will be no mention of last season, Sveum said. There’s no need to remind the players that the Cubs are coming off a season in which they lost 101 games.
“The bottom line is last year is last year and we have so many different players, a year under all our belts, and the players as well,” Sveum said Saturday. “Some of the young guys who didn’t perform as well last year, you can already tell the maturity in them from the ups and downs of last year to where there’s no need to bring anything up about last year.
“Last year, you stay away from talking about that,” Sveum said. “It’s all about 2013 and tomorrow starts full squad and it’s all about the hard work and preparation and doing the right things in 2013.”
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts will speak to the players as well.
— Carrie Muskat