March 11, 2013
Then & Now is a weekly feature at Indians Baseball Insider during the offseason that takes a look at a player's past and present while also offering a possible glimpse into the player's future.
It was a busy offseason for the Cleveland Indians as a number of significant moves were made to address some glaring holes exposed last season.
Lack of right-handed hitters? Mark Reynolds, Nick Swisher-and Drew Stubbs should balance that out. Lack of power? Again, Reynolds and Swisher should play a key role in alleviating the Tribe's power outage. What about speed? Stubbs and Michael Bourn have it in bunches.
Yet, despite all the moves that the team made, there still seems to be a big hole in regard to left-handed relievers in the team's bullpen. That could be where a guy like Nick Hagadone comes into play.
Hagadone was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 36th round of the 2004 MLB Draft though he did not sign and went on to carve out a solid collegiate career ...