The Tribe sure is stinking up the joint in Spring Training this year. Good thing it's still only Spring Training. Don't get yourselves too worked up - yet.
Longballs from Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana weren't enough to combat Kansas City's offensive onslaught. Nick Maronde put up a solid line as the starter, but the rest of the pitching staff let things get out of hand quickly. Ryan Raburn and Zach Walters both left the game with injuries. Not a whole lot to be excited about.
- LGT recap (Andrew Kinsman)
- Indians.com recap (Jordan Bastian and Jeffry Flanagan)
- Cleveland.com recap (Paul Hoynes)
Indians news & notes
Kluber: sim-game work accomplishing preparation goals | Indians.com - In addition to real games, Corey Kluber has been throwing simulated sessions this spring. It's all part of managing Kluber's workload after a career high innings pitched last year.
Kluber isn't smoke and mirrors | Cleveland.com - On the heels of signing a meager one-year contract, Kluber is ready to get down to business. Winning the Cy Young during a breakout year at age 28 caught most of baseball off guard, but not Indians management. Terry Francona knows last year wasn't a fluke - Kluber simply figured it out.
House well-positioned for spot in the rotation | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - Until Tuesday, T.J. House had about a 50% chance of making the Tribe rotation. But with Gavin Floyd's injury, and his continued promising performance, he's all but a shoe-in. It doesn't hurt that he's the only lefty in the mix, either.
Breaking down the Indians top 30 prospects | Indians.com - The Tribe farm system used to be stocked mostly with young players that arrived via trade. The top prospects list this year, however, is heavily populated by homegrown talent with the potential for big things in the majors.
Indians reveal new bar and seating option | Indians.com - The new, two-story bar in right field has officially been dubbed "The Corner," as in "the corner of Carnegie & Ontario." For $13, you get a standing room ticket and a beer. How can you beat that, seriously? If that's not good enough, though, you can sit in the old vistor's bullpen.
Top 10 Indians "comeback" players | Burning River Baseball - The Indians have a rich history of players that made their name in Cleveland, left, and eventually came back. Who are the best of them?
Tidbits from around MLB
- Sports On Earth discusses the pitchers with the best chance to win 20 games in 2015
- Fangraphs breaks down the best bargains of 2015, based on cost per projected WAR (note the familiar name on the top of the list)
- Will Ferrell fielded a ball cleanly and hit the cutoff man while playing CF for the Angels, but John Madden hates what Ferrell is doing