Five player debuts we’re excited to see for the Cleveland Indians in 2020.
Baseball is back, and while some are still salty over the behavior exhibited by owners, commissioner and the players union, a good sect of us are just pumped we get to watch the Cleveland Indians.
The 2020 campaign promises to be a season unlike any other, as baseball takes on a football mentality. With a 60-game schedule, every game, and especially every series, takes on a whole new level of importance.
The Indians were expected to compete against the Twins and White Sox for the division title, and that hasn’t changed. In fact, some analytical projections have the Tribe making the postseason.
It’s fun to think about the Tribe playing playoff baseball, but ultimately, the novel coronavirus is the Wild Card no one can predict. Will there be playoffs? Will the full 60-games be played?
There’s plenty of players we’re anxious to see perform, but what happens if a player gets sick and misses time?
Well, MLB is certainly predicting that latter question to come to fruition, as the creation of “Taxi Squads” has been implemented as a result of their being no minor league play this season.
The best way to think of a Taxi Squad is to think of it like the minors, except instead of fielding six minor-league teams, everything’s been condensed down to one club and there’s only 30 roster spots available.
Player development is a big deal to the Indians, who need to produce their own talent in order to field a competitive franchise. There’s a lot of players you won’t see in the Majors this season, but there are some, who will undoubtedly be promoted at some point.
Plus, there were some big-league additions throughout the winter, so, without further ado, here’s five players we’re looking forward to watching debut with the Indians in what’s sure to be a crazy season.