Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) on the mound against the Kansas City Royals at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona.
Jamey Carroll (11) of the Cleveland Indians at bat against the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Andy Sonnanstine (21) on the mound during the American League Division Series at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, IL.
Chase Utley (26) of the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.
Ryan Howard (6) of the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.
Pitcher for the GCL Braves on a rainy afternoon in Orlando, FL. The Gulf Coast League (GCL) is a rookie league in Florida.
August 12, 2008: Santos Rodriquez of the GCL Braves. Photo by: Chris Proctor/Four Seam Images
Chicago White Sox starting infielder Alexi Ramirez (10) splinters his bat during spring training in Arizona. This photo was one of my favorites from 2008 and was published in Baseball America.
August 12, 2008: Rick Porcello (45) of the Lakekand Flying Tigers at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL. Photo by: Chris Proctor/Four Seam Images
Pitcher Carlos Marmol (49) of the Chicago Cubs at Hohokam Park during spring training in Mesa, AZ.
Albert Pujols (5) of the St. Louis Cardinals doing what he does best, watching a ball fly out of the park. Pujols won the 2008 NL MVP award.
Jay Pecci of the Gary South Shore RailCats lays down a bunt at US Steel Yard in Gary, IN.
Jim Adduci of the Peoria Chiefs breaks his bat during a game against the Kane County Cougars.
Ryan Norwood of the Peoria Chiefs slides safely into home during a game against the Kane County Cougars. The Chiefs are the Low A club for the Chicago Cubs are in the Midwest League.