Johnny Manziel wasn't the only thing going on in Cleveland sports yesterday. There was also a really bad WWE event. So there's that. Fortunately, there are only two short months until pitchers & catchers report, and there's still plenty of offseason maneuvering likely to happen before then:
Indians news & notes
Tito: Lindor needs more development | Fangraphs - A short snippet in Fangraphs' Sunday notes column depicts a disagreement between Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti on the future of Francisco Lindor. Antonetti thinks Lindor has a chance to break camp with the Tribe. Tito? Not so much. Where do you all stand?
The AL Central's rotating rotations | Burning River Baseball - Chicago has added Jeff Samardzija, Detroit shipped off Rick Porcello and replaced him with Alfredo Simon, and the Twins inked Ervin Santana to a completely silly deal. Meanwhile, the Indians have a rotation anchored by reigning Cy Young winner/robot Corey Kluber and bursting with unproven potential elsewhere. How will it all shake out in 2015?
Quiet winter meetings no surprise for Indians | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - Bob Toth apparently missed the part of the WMs where the Indians acquired Brandon Moss for a low-potential prospect. The flurry of other AL Central moves has him worried, but I think the panic is unfounded. There's a lot of offseason left, and the Tribe as-is has a lot going for them.
This day in history: Indians fleece Senator in Early Wynn trade | CBS Sports - Well, yesterday in history by the time this gets published.
News from around MLB
Cabrera turned down four-year deal to sign with Sox | Twitter (Jon Heyman) - Melky Cabrera could have gone elsewhre for four years before Chicago snatched him away. It's still unknown who the offering team was...
Cubs, Orioles interested in Rasmus | SportsNet Toronto - This may be a clue as to which team offered that four-year contract.
Multiple teams in on Hamels | Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo's Sunday notes includes a tidbit about six teams actively pursuing Phillies starter Cole Hamels. There's also some good stuff in this column on Kevin Cash's new role as manager of the Rays.
MLB divisions ranked by fun | Sports On Earth - It really was a slow news weekend, so let's take a look again at which divisions in baseball are the most fun based on arbitrary criteria.