The Cleveland Guardians are ready for baseball.
It goes without saying that fans are, too.
After a long wait, and after weeks of rumors, trades, and free-agent signings, all teams are all set to start their spring training journey.
The Guardians are no exception, so they uploaded a cool video to their Twitter account.
Truck is packed. GPS is loaded.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) February 2, 2024
The staff packed up everything that players will need for spring training to have it ready in their complex in Goodyear, Arizona.
Bats, balls, gloves, helmets, jerseys, training equipment… everything you can think of is already on its way to Arizona.
It’s almost time to start getting warmed up for the upcoming campaign!
Pitchers and catchers are expected to report to Goodyear on February 15.
The full Guardians squad is expected to report shortly after that, but there are a number of players who have already shown up to the facilities to work on their game or their physique.
A few days later, on February 24, the Guardians have their first scheduled game in the Cactus League at Goodyear Ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Guardians have a chip on their shoulder, a result of their disappointing 76-86 performance last year.
That came just a year after a 92-70 record and a ticket to the Division Series.
The front office knows that fans expect much more this season.
Chris Antonetti and company are yet to make a big move, but they have brought in specific additions in sensible spots.
With a strong and young pitching staff, the team expects to thrive.
They will probably need another bat or two, but they do have some talent in the minors that could make an impact at some point.
Fans are excited, and so is the team: everybody is ready for pitchers and catchers to report.