All over the country, Opening Day is a time for hope, optimism, and making predictions.
Unfortunately, assigning auguries for an all-but-doomed team like the Cleveland Indians can be depressing.
The Indians essentially waved the white flag on 2010 with the trades of Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez last July. This a rebuilding year, which is code for "we're not even really going to try."
Luckily, we have more to worry about than just our numbers of wins and losses. We Clevelanders have reason to hope as the Indians begin their quest to compete in 2011 and beyond.
Here are five bold predictions for the Cleveland Indians in 2010.