Here’s to more good than bad this week.
Cleveland Baseball News
From Paul Hoynes:
The last time brothers Josh and Bo Naylor played on the same team, Josh was nine or 10 years old. Josh, three years older, was playing a level above him
“It’s called Pee-Wee in Canada, a 12-and-under division,” Josh Naylor told reporters Sunday on a Zoom call from Goodyear, Arizona. “Noah (Bo’s given name) was nine or 10 and got called up. He had one at-bat, maybe two, and had a pinch-hit double.”
Now the Naylor brothers are members of the Indians. Bo Naylor, a catcher, was their No.1 pick in 2018. Josh Naylor was one of six players acquired from the San Diego Padres on Aug. 31 for right-hander Mike Clevinger and outfielder Greg Allen.
Josh Naylor has a chance to start in the outfield or at first base. Bo Naylor is in big-league camp for the first time, but will open the year in the minors.
We are lucky to have Tito.
Emmanuel Clase sees himself as a closer. Let’s hope he makes it a tough choice for the club.
Around the League
- Ian Desmond decides not to play in 2021.
- Dr. Fauci outlines what it will take for MLB to get full stadiums again.
- Mariners CEO makes controversial statements, earning the Triple Crown by angering his players, Seattle fans, and Rob Manfred:
When asked how the team helps international players learn English, Mather took an odd shot at Hisashi Iwakuma, saying "I'm tired of paying his interpreter."— Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) February 21, 2021
"His English suddenly got better when we told him that."