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It’s Opening Day

Morning News and Notes for Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Finally. It’s Opening Day, and I hope you can stay up late tonight for Klubot v King Felix.

Other Indians News

Indians notebook: Indians manager Terry Francona enjoys the nervous excitement of Opening Day - “Yeah, because we don’t know how it’s going to end,” Francona said. “And we know a lot of stuff’s going to happen in between. But how good can we get? How much can we endure? How well do we bounce back? All those things — heck, yeah, it’s fun to go through it.”

2018 Indians preview: Tribe bullpen, minus Bryan Shaw, looks to close the deal with uncertain future - The 2018 season could be the last chance to close the deal for a bullpen that has been as good as any in baseball since the acquisition of Andrew Miller at the trade deadline in 2016.

Did spring-training blahs sidetrack Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco? Hey, Hoynsie | - People have questions. Surprisingly, people still ask questions of Hoynsie.

Cleveland Indians, expectations aside, should prepare for another postseason ride in 2018: Paul Hoynes | - As for the expectations from outside forces, Antonetti said, "Expectations don't lead to wins and losses. How people prepare, how they prepare for the competition and how well we compete and perform in those competitive moments determines our success. Not expectations."

Predicting the Indians' Opening Day roster - Here is a look at the initial roster that will begin the Tribe's quest to win a third straight American League Central crown and push for a World Series run:

Paul Dolan seeks Indians World Series title - Sitting in his office at the Indians' spring headquarters on a recent afternoon, Dolan discussed the lingering pain of losing to the Yankees in the American League Division Series last year, and stressed the belief that the current team remains in prime position to bring a World Series title to Cleveland.

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