Friday is here again, and baseball inches ever closer! As the wait continues, let's have a look at what's going on in Tribeland and beyond:
Indians news & notes
Will Bobby Bradley be the power hitter the Indians desperately need? | Waiting For Next Year - The desire for a "true" power hitter in the Tribe lineup is probably one of the few things that CleCommers and LGTers have in common. Bradley was the 2015 Lou Boudreau award winner - given to the best player in the organization - and finished his first full season in Lake County with 27 homers. His approach is strong, and WFNY suspects his strong debut can translate to Major League success.
The gang's all here: Indians reunite, hold team workout | Cleveland.com - The first signs of spring are showing, as nearly 20 Tribe players gathered in Westlake for a group workout and training session. All the big guns were there, including Dr. Smooth, who has returned to sorta-baseball-related activities!
Zimmer, Frazier on MLB Pipeline's top 10 OF list | MLB.com - The Twins' Byron Buxton tops the list, but the speedy spawn of Don Zimmer and the anti-academic ginger come in at an admirable #6 and #7, respectively. Joking aside, it's exciting to see our boys among such highly-touted company.
Indians, former Indians dominate list of MLB's best shortstops | CBS Sports - Dayn Perry ranks the best shortstops in the majors and while Francisco Lindor comes in at #4, several other names on the list are sure to elicit smiles.
All-time Indians: Tris Speaker | Burning River Baseball - As part of their on-going, "All-time Indians" series, BRB profiles the Grey Eagle, Hall of Famer and one of the greatest players in MLB history.
Tidbits from around MLB
- Rob Neyer pens an interesting piece on how the scouting industry isn't dying, but rather evolving
- Fangraphs discusses the weird rumour-turned-trade of Jake McGee for Cory Dickerson
- Fox Sports thinks the Royals are the worst AL team to win the World Series since 2000 (author's note: they're correct but for very wrong reasons)
- The Astros signed Doug Fister to a one-year deal
- The road to Dodgers Stadium is set to be renamed "Vin Sculley Avenue"