Opening Day: It's a B-E-Autiful day for Cleveland Indians Baseball

Jim PeteContributor IApril 1, 2011

CLEVELAND - APRIL 01:  Fans walk into Progressive Field stadium prior to the Opening Day game between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Opening Day is upon us, and I'm not planning on waxing poetic about the smell of the fresh cut grass, eternal spring hope or the joys of 40 degree April baseball in Cleveland.

Yet, the adrenaline is flowing this morning, as your Cleveland Indians are a mere six hours away from taking the field for the first time in 2011.

Yeah, it's time to dust off the cobwebs off "Bringing Back Boudreau" for another season as the Tribe attempts to remove themselves from the bottom of the standings in the Central.

Will this just be another rebuilding year, as the Indians slowly bring up more of their vaunted prospects, or is this the year that the puzzle starts taking shape?

Here's a quick look at my rather brief Tribe predictions, as well as the rest of the Indians Prospect Insider staff predictions for the Indians, heading into 2011.

This team really could sneak up on some teams. No...really.