I just don’t understand. Why you gotta do this to me, Cleveland Indians front office?
You know what? I’m not even mad. I’m just disappointed. And confused. Michael Martinez makes his 87th return to the Cleveland Indians organization with a spring training invite. You scoff and say “but Tyler, it’s just an NRI. This happens all the time with a ton of players, it’s nothing to get worked up over”. Except we’ve been down this road. Several times. Don’t believe me? Allow Jordan Bastian to enlighten you:
The Indians just can't quit Michael Martinez. pic.twitter.com/6vnqonNLTg— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) December 4, 2017
I look forward to Martinez being used in favor of other players in mostly key spots in 2018.
Marc Hulet does a nice recap of some key players from the Cleveland farm system and who we should be looking out for in 2018 and beyond.
Around the league
- It looks like LGFT Omar Vizquel will be managing next season, just at the Single-A level for the White Sox.
- Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a contract pending a physical.
- Sports Illustrated has named Jose Altuve and Texans J.J. Watt as co-Sportsperson (Sportspeople?) of the Year.
- Why Shohei Ohtani should play for the Dads.
- Stay classy, New York: