Happy Friday, LGTers! Let's take a look at what all is going on around the world of baseball:
Indians news & notes
Hey Hoynsie! When will Bourn drop out of the leadoff spot? | Cleveland.com - It's time for another edition of Double H, and what better topic to discuss than a pointless debate over lineup order? It's true, Michael Bourn may not be the best choice in the leadoff spot, but there are probably a few other problems the team needs to solve first. Like worrying about why the Indians didn't sign Scott Kazmir last year! Also! Keep reading through for a special LGT easter egg...
Floyd, Moss among Tribe's new faces for 2015 | Indians.com - Gavin Floyd and Brandon Moss were the Tribe's "big" acquisitions this offseason, and no matter how ironic you think those quotation marks are, the two will fill important roles. They're not the only new guys, though. Read through to see how many names you can recognize!
Familiar faces to grace roster and staff | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - It's not all about the newbies, though. Along with the returning Tribesmen, old fan favorites John McDonald, Charles Nagy, and Travis Hafner have joined the Indians organization in various roles. What impact will they have on the future of the organization?
A deeper look into the Indians' corner IF and DH depth | Burning River Baseball - Most of the Tribe's roster spots are set for 2015, but the players in the DH and corner infield milieu are sure to mix it up.
Is prospect pedigree a good measuring stick? | Wahoo's On First - When a player makes various top prospect lists, it's easy to get your expectations up. But ranking high on lists doesn't ensure major league success and furthermore, as guys like Corey Kluber prove, you don't need to be a top-ranked prospect to make an impact.
Zach Walters makes his fiancee cry | Indians.com - It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a few schlocky stories about athlete proposals. And it also wouldn't be Valentine's Day without tears.
Tidbits from around MLB
- Sports On Earth's AJ Cassavell discusses the the division champs most likely to repeat in 2015
- FanGraphs picks their top 10 offseason moves, with an honorable mention for the Brandon Moss trade
- The Tigers are hoping that next Tuesday brings a clean bill of health for Miguel Cabrera
- LGFT Rafael Perez signs with Seattle