My sunglasses, sun tan lotion and Starbucks card are locked, loaded and ready for a spring training tour of all the major league camps. But I also have my annual list of relevant issues to keep in mind during my spring training visits.
Here’s a quick glance at the biggest questions marks going into spring training.
After winning 94 regular-season games and 10 postseason games, the 2016 American League champs made it all the way to the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series before falling to the Chicago Cubs. Believe it or not, this year’s version of the Indians has a chance to be even better, and not just because this offseason they signed the AL RBI leader Edwin Encarnacion as a free agent. Instead, it’s because three key players will be coming back from injuries and are expected to be 100 percent by Opening Day.