Happy April Fool's Day! Or maybe it's not happy if you have a particularly obnoxious co-worker who plays one too many "hilarious" goofs and gaffs on this holiday. Either way, just remember that spring training is finally almost over and we are one step away from the regular season. Just keep repeating that fact to yourself to avoid punching that annoying co-worker and get through the day.
In less punchy news, the Indians played a game yesterday and they won, for what it's worth.
Indians 3, Reds 1
Carrasco's strong start leads Indians over Reds | MLB
Jordan Bastian Barry Bloom recaps the Tribe's final spring game against the Reds, in which they won 3-1 on the back of a six-inning outing from Carlos Carrasco. The Indians head. The Indians will head to Arlington, Texas to take on the Texas Rangers in their final official game of spring training.
Indians news and notes
In plain Cy: Tribe hurlers could land hardware | MLB
The Indians have three legitimate Cy Young candidates this season. Let that sink in for a moment
Will the Cleveland Indians trade Trevor Bauer? | Cleveland
With news that the Indians are shifting Trevor Bauer to the bullpen, the next question becomes the idea of trading him. It may not be endgame to just dump and run on a potential No. 2 starter, but the Indians could potentially be shopping Bauer around before his value drops any lower.
Around the league
- Travis Shaw will be the starting third baseman in Boston, not Pablo Sandoval.
- Jeff Passan did an AMA on /r/baseball to promote his new book, 'The Arm'.
- Dave Cameron looks at the most important players in baseball.
- Here's Kevin Pillar doing crazy things with his crazy arm: