Here are this weekend’s Indians highlights:
- No surprise here, but Zach McAllister has officially won a spot in the Tribe’s 2013 rotation.
- In related news, David Huff is out of the running for the final rotation spot but has a chance to make the team out of the bullpen.
- Due to a surprisingly rough early April schedule, the team is reportedly considering breaking camp with a 13-man pitching staff, which would leave just three roster spots open for bench players.
- Paul Hoynes puts Jason Giambi‘s odds of making the Opening Day roster “between good and very good.” It’s hard to rationalize that with the 13 pitchers rumor, though.
- Manny Acta has a new job: ESPN analyst. He wants to come back to manage eventually, though.
- Speaking of wannabe skippers, Omar Vizquel also wants to manage someday.
Wahoo’s on First Highlights
- Brian wondered if the Tribe’s new slogan signals the start of a marketing war against the other Cleveland sports franchises.
- In this week’s Wroundtable, we debated whether or not the Indians should sign Kyle Lohse.
- Lewie continued his 2013 Player Preview series with Mark Reynolds.
- Steve looked at the projected impact of the more patient 2013 lineup.
- Terry Pluto has a great interview with Cleveland CEO Paul Dolan.
- Kirk from WaitingForNextYear tries to project just how much the Indians have improved this winter.
- The Tribe Daily’s Nino Colla gives Justin Masterson a vote of confidence.
- Meanwhile, Mike Brandyberry at Did the Tribe Win Last Night? declines to do the same for Ubaldo Jimenez.
- DTTWLN’s Craig Gifford thinks some of Cleveland’s minor-league signings will really pay off.