While I'll arrive in Bradenton on Friday for a weekend of on-site spring training coverage, I've done my best to keep up with the happenings from afar.

One man's progress has held more significance in my mind than most others on this team. His name is Tyler Glasnow.

Glasnow has reached the stage in the lifetime of a prospect in which a team's fans could become ill at the mention of his name. Once considered one of the top pitchers outside Major League Baseball, Glasnow ... well, he still is one of the most effective pitchers outside MLB, but it's the major-league thing that's been the problem.

Currently, Glasnow is three starts deep into the Grapefruit League season, having allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 12 hits in 7 2/3 innings. Oh, boy. He missed his most recent scheduled appear...

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