… “I have a pretty good idea what’s going on,” Guillen said. “I want them to turn the lights on after Sunday. We have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to get ready for the season.
“Now we have guys playing nine innings almost every day to get ready. But we’re going to play the guys in our regular lineup and maybe make changes here and there to see what we do. I think the pitchers have to step it up a notch.
“It’s time for everyone to forget it is Spring Training and try to play the game we thought. If you have a good spring, it doesn’t mean anything. But if you have a bad spring, it’s time to move on and play the best you can the last week of Spring Training.”
No ‘Flippin’ the switch’ this year.
UPDATE: Peavy got the message:
… His next start is scheduled for Thursday night, when the White Sox depart Arizona and take on their Triple-A Charlotte squad in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Peavy will taper down his pitch count on that night, but views this start as a little more like the regular season.
“I can’t wait to turn the lights on and … and you know that Charlotte start, they sold about 15,000 tickets they told me,” Peavy said. “I’m excited to get out there with adrenaline in a big-league game and compete. I’m excited about that.