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Chicago Cubs: Notes from the first week of Cactus League play

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Feb 27, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) hits a solo home run during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox during a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 27, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) hits a solo home run during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox during a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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Baseball is back, and the Chicago Cubs opened Spring Training on a strong note. Here are the things you need to know.

The temperatures are warm, the sun is out, and baseball is on television. It is great to sit back and watch the games and news from Spring Training. And, now more than ever, fans are paying attention to the Chicago Cubs.

With Spring Training, it is hard to know what to pay attention to from what is just exhibition. Many of the players at camp will neither break camp with the club or get called to the Majors during the season. What is important to know and what numbers should we pay attention to?

That is where we come in. Over the season, we will be bringing you weekly news and notes from the Chicago Cubs, what you need to know and why it is important. With the amount of information available, it is easy to overlook the mundanely-important.

And with that, we are off. Here are the important tidbits to note from the opening week of Spring Training.

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