Francisco Mejia Still Has Roadblocks In The OutfieldFrancisco Mejia’s run with the big league club at Spring Training came to an end on March 12th, as he was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. The intent of shipping him out was to accelerate his return to the majors.
Jensen Lewis: Tomlin Will Likely Be 5th StarterJensen Lewis joined Andy and Jeff to discuss the idea of a 4-man rotation and evolving bullpens, the strange free-agent market this year, the 5th spot in the Tribe's rotation, the outfield and Jason Kipnis' power surge.
Smoke Signals: Anderson's Role, Napoli's Return, Guyer's AxeCody Anderson, who is returning from Tommy John surgery, will not pitch in the majors again until April 27th at the earliest.
T.J. Zuppe Thinks Kipnis and Brantley Will Be Focus Of Spring TrainingThe Athletic's TJ Zuppe thinks that Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley will be the Tribe's focus this Spring Training as he joins Nick Wilson on the Thursday edition of the Nick Wilson Experiment.
Matt Underwood On Michael Brantley: He Feels Great, He Looks GreatMatt Underwood of Fox Sports Ohio joined Andy and Jeff to discuss an early spring training look at the Indians, how healthy they are and MLB's rule changes to speed up the pace of play.
Tale Of The Tape: Erik Gonzalez Vs. Giovanny UrshelaIt is most likely that only one will emerge from Indians camp.
Smoke Signals: Bauer's Arbitration Case, Salazar's Shoulder and More Injury UpdatesTrevor Bauer picked up a win that no Cleveland Indians player has since 1991.
T.J. Zuppe: 2018 Could Be The Last Great Chance For The Indians To Win The World SeriesT.J. Zuppe of The Athletic joined Ken Carman and Anthony Lima with the latest with the Cleveland Indians.
Zack Meisel: The Indians Advantage Over The Top Teams In The American League Is Still Starting PitchingZack Meisel of The Athletic joined Ken Carman and Anthony Lima to talk about the latest with the Cleveland Indians.
Kipnis Trade Unlikely Until Indians Find Their First BasemanThe Winter Meetings ended with so much as a whimper from the Cleveland Indians, about as expected. The non-tender deadline is in the rearview as well, and free agency is fully underway, though a slow market.
Indians Operating Under Familiarity Plan In Early Off-SeasonThe Cleveland Indians had a ton of decisions to make heading into a critical off-season. So far, Chris Antonetti’s staff has made things easier on themselves by making the easy decisions.
Options: Indians Keep Brantley For $11.5M, Tomlin For $3MThe Indians exercised an $11.5 million option on outfielder Michael Brantley and a $3 million option on right-hander Josh Tomlin.