Today is Indians Radio Week Day 4, the final full day, and Ray Horner is rubbing elbows with everyone at the Cleveland Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. On the final day, Ray sat down with several members of the Tribe, both players and staff.
Goodyear is a blossoming suburb of Phoenix, and the ballpark is just part of the burgeoning infrastructure. Bob DiBiasio, VP from the Tribe, stopped by the radio booth to discuss the economic impact the Indians have had on the town on their tenth anniversary of being there. Bobby D also chatted about winning the division again and our Indians Insanity promotion (Addie Joss vs. Joe Carter).
Curtis Danburg, senior director of communications, previewed the promotions and key matchups for the 2019 season.
One of the key starters in the rotation is Mike Clevinger, and he sat down with Ray.
Catcher Roberto Perez talked about re-earning the starting job now that Yan Gomes is in the National League.
Journeyman reliever Tyler Clippard is looking forward to bringing his experience to the three-time reigning AL Central champs.
Kevin Plawecki is another catcher in the mix for the Tribe, as he came to the team in the offseason from the Mets.
The Indians claimed A.J. Cole off waivers, and he’s looking to prove himself in the American League after a short stint in 2018 with the Yankees.
Max Moroff came to the team from the Pirates in the Erik Gonzalez trade.