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Preview and Prediction Season Begins (2/5 Notes)

Hoynsie has started his previews and predictions in Cleveland's paper of record, tabbing the Indians to finish fourth in the AL Central.

The Indians have signed Jereny Hermida to a minor league contract.
The Indians have signed Jereny Hermida to a minor league contract.
Jim Rogash

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the thoughts of sports page editors turn to pitchers and catchers reporting and beat reporters follow with the previews and predictions.

AL Central preview: Detroit Tigers still class of division; Cleveland Indians have a ways to go | - Hoynsie picks the Tribe 4th in the division, behind the Royals.

Cleveland Indians 2013 spring training preview: The infield | - Hoynsie leads off the PD preview series with the Indians' infield

Terry Francona's co-author believes Cleveland Indians are getting a rejuvenated manager: Terry Pluto | - The Cleveland Indians are exactly what Terry Francona needs, according to the manager's co-author.

Indians have Minor League deal in place with outfielder Jeremy Hermida | News - On Monday, Cleveland reached an agreement on a Minor League contract with free-agent outfielder Jeremy Hermida, pending the completion of a medical review. Unfortunately, this deal is probably 5 years too late to do much to help the club.

Inbox: Can Scott Kazmir help the Indians in '13? | News - Will Scott Kazmir return to form this season? Indians beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.

Oakland A's acquire Jed Lowrie from Astros in five-player deal | News - The A's added another new piece to their infield on Monday, acquiring Jed Lowrie and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from the Astros for first baseman Chris Carter, right-hander Brad Peacock and Minor League catcher Max Stassi.

And finally, More sights and stories from the Caribbean Series. | : Eric Nusbaum and Craig Robinson Article - Sights and stories from the Caribbean Series in Hermosillo, Mexico: quinielas, lucha libre villains, an electrical engineer from Chihuahua waving a whip made out of a deer foot. Mexico lost, but everyone went home happy.