March 15, 2013
As each day goes by, we get closer and closer to Opening day. The Indians open their season in Toronto three weeks from tomorrow. There are still open spots in the bullpen, on the bench, and that pesky fifth starter job. Each week in Spring brings a new hot name and a new guy struggling. This past weekend saw the start of the World Baseball Classic and a couple of names moving closer to solidifying their role on the team.
The biggest news of the weekend was-Zach McAllister being named the fourth starter.-This shouldn't be a shock to anyone. The Zach Attack was at times the Indians best starting pitcher in 2012. One thing you can say is that he was clearly the most consistent. Sad but true his 4.24 ERA ranked the best of all of the Tribe starters. This Spring, the big right-hander has been phenomenal. In his last two outings, McAllister hasn't allowed a run in seven innings, striking out seven without walking anyone.
Said Francona yesterday: "There's-nothing-we don't like. I'm bein...