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Indians announce spring training game times, broadcast schedules

Morning news and notes for Thursday, January 16, 2020

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We now know when we can listen to or watch Spring Training games. The tram still has time to invite a few more players.

Tribe News

Cleveland Indians announce 2020 spring training broadcast schedule - - Ten games will be televised on SportsTime Ohio, while 15 games will be broadcast on the Indians Radio Network.

AL Central position-by-position: Middle infielders - The closer the Indians get to Opening Day, the more likely it is that All-Star Francisco Lindor will still be the Tribe’s shortstop -- and the more likely it is that Mr. Smile will push Cleveland's middle infield to be the best in the American League Central.

How Tribe can respond to Twins' big splash - This offseason, the team has slashed its budget even further. With Kluber’s $17.5 million contract now in the Rangers’ hands, Cot’s Contracts projects the Indians’ Opening Day payroll to be approximately $90 million, down from $134 million in 2017 and $124 million a year ago. With the cost-cutting moves, there should be room to make at least one more signing. Now, they may be pressured to.

Cleveland Indians’ chances of winning AL Central take another hit: Tribe Take - - “It’s not like the Indians are having an Alex Cora, A.J. Hinch or Jeff Luhnow-type offseason. It’s just that they haven’t done much of anything, good or bad.”

The Dolan Family to Receive the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards - The Cleveland Indians ownership group will take center stage this year at the 20 Greater Cleveland Sports Award, as the Dolan Family has been chosen to receive the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’

Should the Indians Already Be Thinking Contract Extension for Shane Bieber? - While they’re considering new deals within the rotation, Cleveland would be wise to get the ball rolling with Shane Bieber, too.

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