Even outside of baseball, April is a month commonly described as a prelude to better things—showers begetting flowers and all that. So, for all our nail-biting over the Indians’ rather lifeless kickoff to the 2013 campaign, it can’t be too surprising to see things starting to balance out—more than a little bit—in the past few days.
For the sake of avoiding the oft-discussed instability of the starting rotation, let’s just say that an offense with this much depth, flexibility, and veteran experience is not likely to experience too many more power outages of the sort we saw last month.
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Perhaps the poster boy of that aforementioned depth, flexibility, and veteran experience right now is Ryan Raburn—the ex-Tiger utility man and minor league free agent who is our obvious Exclamation Point of the Day.
According to Terry Francona, he and Chris Antonetti basically shared a like-minded nod when they saw that Raburn was available this winter. And sure enough, the 32 year-old sei...