Goodyear, Arizona, may be 2,000 miles removed from Progressive Field, but that hasnt stopped the Cleveland Indians from feeling the positive vibe from Cleveland.
Absolutely, bro, new signee Nick Swisher said. Weve been leading the charge.
Translation from Swisher-ese: The players are well aware that there are good feelings about the team as spring training winds down.
Spending more than 100 million in free agency and adding three position starters in Swisher, Michael Bourn and Mark Reynolds was a start. But the Indians were able in the offseason to re-tool a team that lost 94 games a year ago while still keeping some of their key players.
They could have easily with (Lonnie) Chisenhall and (Carlos) Santana and some guys on the mound, they could have easily just milled it around and thrown guys out there and see what transpired and seen how those guys turned out, said veteran Jason Giambi, brought in as a left-handed DH and clubhouse leader. But they decided not to. They decided ...