Opening day is almost here and we’re excited about the renovations happening at Progressive Field. Here are a few photos of the progress down on Carnegie & Ontario.
Biggest move so far: Gavin Floyd Signing
Cleveland also traded for Brandon Moss, but the Indians need to build their rotation around Kluber and Floyd has the potential to be this year’s Scott Kazmir.
It is filled with incentives:
Floyd went through and extensive physical and is expected to be ready for Spring Training. This was his second season in a row was cut short due to injury and he went through Tommy John surgery in the off season. Last year he went 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 54.1 innings over just nine starts.
Starting rotation for 2015 looks like this:
Notable: Jason Kipnis has surgery on tendon in ring finger, will be ready for Spring Training
Possible: Trade David Murphy
Brandon Moss is 31. David Murphy is 33. Both are going to be vying for time in the outfield on an already crowded roster. The question becomes “Would you rather have David Murphy or Brandon Moss in the outfield?”. Personally, I’d take the chance on Moss. He also has the ability to play first base.
He’s averaged 25 homers, 76 RBI, batting .254 during his last three seasons in Oakland while Murphy has averaged 12 HR & 56 RBI during his past five years. Cleveland may be able to get another starting pitcher for Murphy.
Sherwin Williams has begun dismantling its 10-story “Our Vibrant Hometown” banner to make room for a newly approved Lebron James banner. It will be unveiled before the home opener on October 30th.
The banner will be 110 feet by 200 feet and weigh in around 1 ton. It shows James in his well known “rosin pose” with Cleveland written on the back of his jersey instead of his last name.
In an interview with the Sun Herald, Sherwin-Williams CEO Chris Connor said “For the past three years, we have dedicated the side of the Sherwin-Williams headquarters building at Ontario and Huron to celebrate the energy, strength and beauty of our home town of Cleveland, LeBron James is certainly one of the prides of Northeast Ohio. We think this new banner is a fitting tribute to LeBron’s return to Cleveland and we join with Nike and Cavaliers fans everywhere to welcome him home.”
Three players in each position were named as finalists for the Gold Glove Award today.
Among them, Catcher Yan Gomes and left fielder Michael Brantley were both named as finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
The winners will be named on November 4 at 7PM on ESPN2.