The arrival of Terry Francona means the Indians expect to contend in 2013 as opposed to rebuilding. Contending, though, means improving a roster that finished 68-94 in 2012.
There are many routes the Indians could take toward retooling, but here is how I see it: the Indians have about $35 million to spend, most of which will be used on raises for players already on the roster.
The Indians will have some money left for trades and free agents, but it will be nowhere near what a team like the New York Yankees has. There are holes throughout Cleveland’s roster, but three can be filled to make an immediate difference if the Tribe acquire some high-risk, high-reward players. Read More…
From Daily Kent Stater, October 16, 2012