Happy Tuesday, Tribe fans! Many teams have their pitchers and catchers reporting today, so it’s likely that there are already some members of the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Arizona. The official reporting date for the Cleveland Indians is tomorrow, however, so we’ve technically one more day until Cleveland baseball is back.
Internet consensus for this signing is that there will need to be someone to catch the bullpen sessions if Gomes and Perez need some rest. This seems likely to me.
While there are a couple of spots open in the rotation, the bigger question might be who will replace the production of Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith from the bullpen. However, while the rotation still has the duo of Kluber/Carrasco, the bullpen is still anchored by the Miller/Allen combo.
Bauer wants $6.525 million, the Indians want to pay $5.3 million. Who will win?
Around the league
- Trevor Plouffe is heading to spring training with the Rangers on a minor league deal.
- The Marlins keep firing people.
- The media will not be able to attend the free-agent training camp.
- Goose Gossage is not happy with Brian Cashman.
- Esteban Loaiza may be a drug kingpin.
- You’re doing great, Boras:
UPDATED:— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) February 12, 2018
Of the top 30 FAs in our MLB FA tracker, 7 are represented by Boras. None are signed. 23 are not represented by Boras. 18 are signed.