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So long, 2020

Morning news and notes for Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020

Kindergarten Children Welcome New Year In Zaozhuang Photo by Sun Zhongzhe/VCG via Getty Images

Goodbye, 2020. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Some things that 2020 left for 2021 to resolve:

  • The new name for the Cleveland Baseball Team and the ensuing arguments about how lousy the new name is and why it didn’t need to be changed.
  • Where will Frankie Lindor play?
  • Where will Carlos Corrasco play?
  • Who will play second base?
  • Can Emmanuel Clase close (Clase the Close?)?
  • Can Karinchak close or is he better as set-up in the seventh or eighth?
  • Can Nick Wittgren close or is he better as set-up in the seventh or eighth?
  • Are there any outfielders on the roster who can hit besides Josh Naylor?
  • Will Terry Francona’s health impact the team’s performance on the field?
  • How bad does it have to get for the front office to begin blowing it up?
  • Can the pitching staff continue its dominance?
  • The fans could not attend games in 2020 for safety reasons. Will they come back when (if) it becomes safe to do so?
  • Franmil Reyes - DH, first-baseman or outfielder?

Cleveland Baseball Team News

For Native Americans, the fight against mascots is much bigger than sports - ABC News - The changing names of the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins is a win for Native Americans, but there's still much more to be done, leaders say.

What will a Francisco Lindor trade look like? Expect these three elements in deflated market - - Don't expect an elite prospect, but do anticipate Cleveland to get a portfolio return with big-league help

Puig working to ditch 'bothersome' habits, still hopes for MLB return |
The veteran outfielder, who is now playing for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League, admitted Tuesday he's using this time to try and revamp his reputation with big-league teams. Puig is hoping to return to the major leagues in 2021.

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