Smoke Signals s7e3: The Indians' Spring Training Questions
Jim and Tony talk Spring Training Expectations
Jim and Tony roll out another Smoke Signals on the eve of the Indians playing their first Spring Training game in Goodyear, Arizona. The IBI columnists take one last crack on the important moves of note that could and should be made during Spring Training, look at positional batters, talk impact players and look at their Spring Training wishlist. Here's the rundown of today's show:
4:15--What is Lonnie Chisenhall's role with the Indians in 2014, and how good can Santana be?
11:20--Roster versatility for the Indians
13:00--How good will Santana be offensively?
16:30--A quick look at the bench player
18:57--Lonnie Chisenhall is hitting clean-up in game 1, so he's clearly won the job...;)
20:40--Trevor Bauer and the #5 slot in the rotation
26:00--Homer Bailey deal
27:30--Can the Indians sign Masterson?
33:00--The Indians big picture salary wise, and how the Tribe has depth.
37:10--Which minor leaguer might make the biggest impact with the Indians in 2014?
39:20--CC Lee is almost forgotten, but could be the next Vinnie Pestano
41:25--The growth of Jesus Aguilar.
47:10--What do Jim and Tony want to see happen in the Spring Training heading into the season?
53:00--This is a big year for Carlos Carrasco.
Jim is currently the senior editor and Columnist, as well as the host of IBI's weekly online radio shows, Smoke Signals and Cleveland Sports Insiders. You can follow Jim on Twitter @Jim_IBI, or contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.