News From Around The Web: Dempster, Bonifacio and Spring Training

Touch-The-Bases-IconRyan Dempster won’t play in 2014
From espn.com:  Our friends in Boston must be in shock and a bit peeved after Ryan Dempster announces that he will step away from the game.

Touch-The-Bases-IconDay 2 Notes: Bonifacio could make 25-man roster
From espn.com:  Cubs pick up Emilio Bonifacio after being released from the Kansas City Royals.  It is reported that he will likely make the 25 man roster.

Touch-The-Bases-IconNew Spring Training ballpark, complex unveiled in Mesa
From mlb.com:  Great video of the unveiling of the Cubs new spring training facility, Cubs Park.

Touch-The-Bases-IconA First Look At Cubs Spring Training
Bleed Cubbie Blue provides some nice photos out of spring training.

Touch-The-Bases-Icon5 things to look for as Cubs start spring training
The Washington Times documents a few themes for the Cubs program.

Touch-The-Bases-IconChicago Cubs Spring Training Mesa Arizona
From Maryloohoo2 on YouTube: quick panoramic of the new Cubs Park.

Photo: Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster / craig a michaud / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Alteration: cropped, color balanced, logo overlay