3.27.2014

The 25 Man Roster, in One Sentence or Less


Well the roster is set. Year after year I'd sit around in February and early March and try and figure out who exactly was going to make it through the spring, how the roster would eventually shake out.

As you already know, I didn't do that this year. It didn't stop me from sitting back and thinking about it though. As I look at how the roster actually shook out though, it is quite obvious that the common themes with how this team operates continued to develop.

Its actually pretty scientific if you ask me. This team (and I don't know how other teams operate, I don't follow them closely, so others might do the same sort of thing or follow the same protocol) tends to follow the same lines. There's a few common rules.

3.24.2014

Springing Into Action: Brantley's Spot and Finding a Place for Chiz


Things are starting to come together for this version of the 2014 Cleveland Indians as they round the corner of spring training. Plenty of roster moves have been made in the past few days, and plenty more to follow as the Opening Day roster beings to take shape. We've got just one week to the season's beginning, and I really can't believe it is already here.
Photo - Chuck Crow via Cleveland Plain Dealer

I said this last time, but I think things go quickly when you are paying less attention or are less entrenched in the happenings. Other things for me have been going really slow. The baseball season though? It has approached very quickly.

I'm not sure I prefer that though. I like to stop and savor each moment. I like it taking forever. The anticipation, the build-up, the fact that I get to let my steak marinate for an extra long time so that when I do finally get to enjoy it, it tastes really freakin' good.

Here's a first for you. I'm going to be out of town for the start of baseball season. I'm going to miss the first three games. So, I guess, I do have to wait. I have to wait a little longer than all of you. Which is why I'm throwing myself back into the fray right now. I'm going to let this week-plus between now and real live Indians baseball that counts go by incredibly slow. My steak needs some seasoning before I bite in.

3.16.2014

Back Again... The Name Topping, Always Entertaining...


What has become a yearly tradition is back, for the third year in a row. That means, its like, a tradition right? Once is a coincidence, twice is a trend, three times is...something or other.

For your entertainment, and potentially, my downfall, at least not last year, The Tribe Daily Invitational Fantasy Baseball League (mouth full) is back! The third installment is underway and ready to take applicants.