Additions: Orlando Cabrera and Chad Durbin Subtractions: None Projected Lineup: CF Grady Sizemore SS Asdrubal Cabrera RF Shin-Soo Choo DH Travis Hafner C Carlos Santana 1B Matt LaPorta 2B Orlando Cabrera 3B Jayson Nix LF Michael Brantley RHP Fausto Carmona RHP Justin Masterson RHP Mitch Talbot RHP Carlos Carrasco RHP Josh Tomlin CL Chris Perez […]

This post is part of a series in which we liquefy teams’ offseason recipes for success, and drink up the best ones served cold. Any semblance between the Cleveland Indians and the powerhouse that was supposed to dominate the AL Central for years behind Pronk, Sizemore, Cliff Lee, et al, is but a memory. Their […]

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