Hey guys! Let's get psyched about Spring Training! Here's round one: The St. Louis Cardinals are just now assembling in Jupiter, but Joe Strauss already has a report about Adam Wainwright throwing at nearly full strength, and he's already throwing curveballs, sinkers, cutters, and everything else you were hoping to get really psyched about. He did not yet give us a Best Shape of His Life quote, but I'm already on the lookout for it.
It's that time of year: After a season in which the Cardinals won the World Series without a single inning from Waino, let's remember that in 2010 the Cardinals had a starter who threw 230 innings with an ERA of 2.42 and won 20 games, if you're into that. This year, in some form or another, they will be getting that guy back.
It's February: You don't have to pretend he doesn't exist anymore, and you don't need to be worried about how well he'll recover. Now is the time to get excited about Adam Wainwright.