Four takeaways from the Cleveland Indians choosing their 60-man pool.
The Cleveland Indians finalized their 60-man pool of players eligible to compete for the Tribe in this unique 2020 season.
When the Indians resume play, Terry Francona will have a roster of 30 players to juggle, however, that number drops to 28 after two weeks of games. After four weeks of game, the numbers shrinks to 26.
So what happens to everyone else? The other 30 will be sent to the Tribe’s alternate training site, in this case, to Lake County’s Classic Park.
To start this second version of Spring Training, which commences July 1 at Progressive Field, there will be 40 players training at the big-league park, while 15 members of the roster will be tapped to train at the home of the Captains.
Spring Training 2.0, or perhaps “Summer Camp” will commence July 1, while MLB is eyeing a date of July 23rd or July 24th for Opening Day. Schedules have not been released yet, as it’s interesting that the union and the owners are still engaging in negotiations.
Remember, Commissioner Rob Manfred implemented a schedule after the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement. The ongoing talks still give hope to an expanded playoff field, although I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Here’s the four biggest takeaways from the Tribe’s roster, as the 60-man player pool has been set.