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Friday News & Notes: Open roster spots fuel speculation

The crore is there, but there are a lot of unanswered questions

Is there a place for a man like Kyle Crockett in the 2016 Tribe 'pen?
Is there a place for a man like Kyle Crockett in the 2016 Tribe 'pen?
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Happy Friday, LGT! The anticipation for Spring Training is mounting, so let's take a look at what's going on around baseball:

Tribe news & notes

Are expectations for Francisco Lindor too high? (video) | - Francisco Lindor finished his first partial season in the majors with being voted second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, and people are expecting more great things in 2016. Paul Hoynes calls in with his thoughts on why the Indians are handling Lindor well and what to expect from him in the upcoming season.

Indians have three or four bullpen openings with a lot of arms to fill them | - Last year's bullpen was stellar, and the core of it remains. But there are spots on the fringes left by the departure of some role players, and there's a cavalcade of potential pitchers just waiting in the wings. There is also Justin Chamberlain.

Indians 25-man roster prediction & options | Burning River Baseball - In case you missed it, Joseph Coblitz takes a crack at predicting who will fill those bullpen spots, as well as the other gaps in the roster.

Tidbits from around the league