Pluto gives a comprehensive overview of the third base situation, which may be the one spot on the roster the Indians address before Spring Training. Giovanny Urshela is going to give the Indians excellent defense, but his offensive contributions are uncertain to put it mildly. If the Indians had boppers up and down the lineup you could easily go with an defense-first third baseman, but the Indians don't have that kind of lineup, which is why Juan Uribe keeps coming up.
And speaking of Juan Uribe, he's #1 on Paul Hoynes' list of free agent infielders that could help the Indians.
Among many other bits of interesting baseball information in this piece is this: Rob Kaminsky has been working on improving his curve this winter. His curve had degraded to the point where publications were describing it as a slider.
The @BlueJays have hired Eric Wedge in the role of Player Development Advisor— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 6, 2016
Looks like Mark Shapiro is getting the band back together.
Venezuela defeated Puerto Rico and Mexico defeated Cuba to get to the finals. Freddy Garcia, who is retiring after the game, will pitch for Venezuela.
Hughes was the scout that recommended the Yankees draft John Elway, who of course ultimately chose to stick with football but did use the baseball option to great advantage when he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, a team he didn't want to play for.
Read the whole thing, there's a lot of interesting references to other multi-sport athletes as well.