AussieDodger wrote:I know the Tigers SHOULD beat their brains in, but the Indians hitting/defense is vastly improved and I am very interested to see what a fresh set of eyes (T.Francona and friends) does with Masterson/Ubaldo/Bauer.
I think the Indians are a trade (or two) from being a contender. Not quite in 2013
This is exactly where I'm at too. I think the White Sox, Indians and Royals are all in the same boat. I wouldn't be shocked to see any of those teams finished 2nd or 4th. All should be decent, but none great. I have never been a fan of Jimenez, but Ubaldo, Myers & Masterson should at least be able to provide innings. McAllister looks okay for a back end guy. You never know with Bauer. The guy that I am watching is Carrasco. He could've come back last September (TJ Surgery), but they kept him out. He should be strong for this spring. Before he got hurt in 2011 he was showing some flashes of why he was a top prospect. The stuff is there.