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.
Smoke Signals: Fake History, Baby Steps and New ContractsNothing like doing something historic only for it not to count.
Four Teams Cleveland Indians Fans Should Hope Lose In 2018It is not like you haven’t been here before, two-win football teams, the Brooklyn Nets and Jim Sorgi be damned.
Mike Hattery: Expect Same Trevor Bauer; Bullpen Will Take TimeMike Hattery of Waiting For Next Year and The Athletic joined the Experiment to talk about Jason Kipnis' early success, as well as a projection of Trevor Bauer and the bullpen.
Dan Otero: Bullpen's Only As Good As The Starting Pitchers, We Have One Of The Best Starting Staffs, If Not The Best, In GameDan Otero talks about Spring Training, working with new pitching coach Carl Willis, the bullpen's continued success matched with the starting staff and Lindor and Ramirez's value to this team.
Jordan Bastian: Jason Kipnis' Spring Performance "Encouraging; He Came Out Here With Something To Prove"Jordan Bastian talks about Jason Kipnis' early success this Spring, Mike Clevinger's place in the starting rotation, the game plan for Francisco Mejia and Michael Brantley's status.
Jim Bowden: Indians Would Be Crazy Not To Do Everything To Sign Lindor Right Now, $20 Million A Year A Bargain Five Years From NowJim Bowden talks about the Indians' offseason, the strength of the pitching staff and rotation and why the Indians need to get Francisco Lindor signed right now.
Zack Meisel: "There's No Reason Jason Kipnis Can't Have An All-Star Season"Zack Meisel of The Athletic joined Andy and Jeff from Goodyear to discuss Michael Brantley's, Jason Kipnis' and Danny Salazar's health, the options for Francona in terms of utility outfielders and first-base and what to do with Francisco Mejia.
Dennis Manoloff: "The Fact That Hue Jackson Is Here Leads You To Believe He Has Some Credibility"Dennis Manoloff of Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer joined The Nick Wilson Experiment to discuss the Cavs, Indians, and Cleveland Browns.
Erik Gonzalez Leaves Injured As Indians Sweep Split Squad GamesThe 26-year-old walked off the field with a trainer before returning to Goodyear for further evaluation.
Party On? Napoli's Stint May Be Short-Lived With ClevelandNapoli is at spring training largely because manager Terry Francona wanted to give the 36-year-old slugger an opportunity to showcase what he still has, but with the clear knowledge there isn't a spot on the Indians roster for Napoli. Only an injury would change those plans at this time.
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: Indians Don't Have Luxury Of Keeping Napoli All YearTJ Zuppe of The Athletic joined Andy and Jeff to discuss the signing of Mike Napoli, the Indians bullpen, Mike Clevinger's future, Jason Kipnis' health and whether it's a foregone conclusion that the Tribe will win the Central.
Party On: Indians, Napoli Agree To Minor League ContractThe Indians have invited Mike Napoli to another party. It could be over earlier than the last one.
Zack Meisel: Mejia Has To Be In This Lineup At Some Point; Lindor Was "Blown Away" By Michael Brantley's Batting PracticeIndians beat reporter Zack Meisel talks about Terry Francona's comments on Mike Napoli, the injury update for Michael Brantley, and more.