Welcome to the first edition of Cleveland Baseball Weekly, a weekly notebook I will be writing on the Cleveland Indians.
Cleveland Baseball Weekly will catch you up on everything that happened with the team over the past week, or in this case, spring training to date, which has been quite eventful.
Going into the offseason, times were bleak in Cleveland. Coming off of a 68-94 season, it certainly seemed like the team would be headed for another long rebuilding phase.
But the front office decided to go in the opposite direction. General Manager Chris Antonetti brought in new manager Terry Francona, two top-tier, high-priced free agents Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn and essentially changed the entire mindset and outlook for the club. Read More…
From Daily Kent Stater, March 13, 2013