It’s spring training time. For fans, spring training brings hope, the sunshine, the crack of the bat and every other wonderful indicator of the upcoming baseball season.

For teams, though, it’s time to get to work. How are rosters going to be filled out? What will the lineups look like?

What are the most intriguing battles to follow in spring training? That’s the question we’re answering here.

What do Jason Heyward and Pablo Sandoval need to do in spring training to help rectify terribly contracts? What battles are most important for rebuilding teams? Which contenders have the most significant fights?

What are the eight most intriguing battles to follow in spring training?