Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Oscar Gonazalez also went deep for the Guardians.
It’s rather bleak at the moment. From Scott Bordow:
An answer from Guardians manager Terry Francona about a positional battle made perfect sense. It also revealed something else.
Francona was asked Sunday if Bradley Zimmer and Oscar Mercado had a leg up to be the starting corner outfielders based on their Major League experience.
“Two games into camp?” Francona said before Cleveland’s 9-9 tie against the A’s in Cactus League play. “I don’t think we feel any need to name a lineup two days into Spring Training.”
It’s the logical answer, but it also speaks to the uncertainty at those positions with the regular-season opener only 18 days away. The Guardians can’t be sure who will start in left or right field or even if those players are on their 40-man roster.