It’s been a while since we have had a new edition of Clevelinks. Since the last time we updated you on all of the latest news surrounding your favorite professional baseball franchise, a lot has happened. Some of it good, some of it bad, but all of it has captivated the fan base. Today we lead off with a pressing issue regarding Carlos Santana, Yan Gomes, and catching. So without further hesitation, I present the latest edition of Clevelinks for September 11.
- With the emergence of Yan Gomes as one of the better hitters in the Indians lineup as well as the best defensive catcher on the team, it has made it easier for Terry Francona to pencil him in everyday as the starting catcher and Carlos Santana as the DH. As Jordan Bastian reports, Santana would prefer to catch, but will do whatever is asked to help the team win.
The 2014 schedule was released and along with it we all learned that the Indians will face off against the NL West in interleague play next year. They will also start the season in Oakland and hold opening day against the Twins at Progressive Field.
- The Indians will hold Tribe Fest this January for the second straight year. More details to come but expect the popular event to grow in its second year.
Wahoo’s on First Links:
- Jeff Mount wonders if the Indians will have an opportunity to win the AL Central in the 2014 season.
- The Staff puts together some crazy wagers in regards to the Indians postseason chances in last week’s Wroundtable.
- Michael Chaney explains that the Indians are very much alive and well in the playoff hunt.
- Wahoo’s on the Mic made it to their 20th episode AND they haven’t been sued yet. That’s a double accomplishment for sure.
- Bob Toth from Did the Tribe Win Last Night explains why the team is primed to have a September surge.
- Ryan McCrystal from It’s Pronounced Lajaway sings the praises of Ubaldo Jimenez and how this is the pitcher we all expected when we traded for him a few years ago.
- Let’s Go Tribe has a poll asking about attendance that looks at things a bit “differently.”