The Cleveland Indians and general manager Chris Antonetti have made several offseason acquisitions that show they are getting serious about contention in the American League Central Division. One of the first moves they made may have laid the ground work for an historic free-agency period on the shores of Lake Erie.
Terry Francona coming in to manage the Indians is something no one in Cleveland thought could happen. After Francona was announced as the leader, owners Paul and Larry Dolan uncharacteristically opened up their checkbooks and spent a club-record $117 million in free agency.
There is definitely a new landscape around Progressive Field this year, and one the biggest questions is whether or not this team can come together and win ballgames. Unfortunately, until we see them in action during the regular season we won’t know for sure.
So for now, here is one bold prediction for every Cleveland Indians position player in 2013.