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Jose Lopez has turned some heads in Spring Training.
C Lou Marson
2B/SS/3B Jason Donald
OF Aaron Cunningham
1B/2B/3B Jose Lopez
Lou Marson and Jason Donald are basically no-brainers for bench spots. I still do believe that Aaron Cunningham will get a shot because the Indians' front office must have seen something they liked if they traded for him.
Also, I think that it may be a smart play for the Indians to start Duncan when ground-ball pitchers (Masterson, Jimenez, Lowe and Slowey) are on the mound and put in a better defender like Cunningham when a fly-ball pitcher (such as Tomlin or relievers like Sipp) is in the game. They might be the best way to hide Duncan's defensive deficiencies.
As for the final bench spot, I think that the Tribe will give Jose Lopez a shot. He's been tearing it up in spring training (not that hitting well in spring training means anything at all) and has been successful fairly recently (25 home runs, 96 RBI in 2009). He doesn't get on base nearly enough for me, but he very well might get a shot out of the gate.
In the end, I still think that the Indians have some good pieces on this team and will turn some heads. They may not make the playoffs, but they should be much closer to 90 wins than 80. It may not be much, but it is a start.