Clevelinks: Indians Power; Moss Ready To Go; Viciedo On The Radar?

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The Indians need to hit the long ball more. Could the issue be that simple to solve? Our own Merritt Rohlfing takes a look at the simplicity of the home run, and all the issues it solves for Cleveland; and the ones it causes for their opponents. If you’re getting outscored? Score more.

Brandon Moss had an All-Star season in 2014. Well, half of one at least. After a hot start for the Oakland A’s, a torn labrum in his hip hampered him and the second half, as his numbers dipped and the A’s lost in the AL Wild Card. Now healthy, Moss is ready to redeem himself with the Indians and help guide them to the AL Central title.

The saying is ‘Defense wins Championships’. In the Indians case, it could explain some things. Looking at some of the metrics used to measure defense, the Tribe found themselves near the bottom in many. But last year’s team had their share of issues and injury, and this season they look to squeeze the leather a bit tighter. A healthy team entering camp will be a good start to heal the wounds.

The New York Yankees will retire Andy Pettitte‘s No. 46 this summer, adding it to Monument Park to join the other Yankee Legends. He spent 15 of his 18 seasons with the Yankees, compiling a 219-127 record as a Yankee. The ceremony will take place on August 23, prior to the game with the Cleveland Indians.

Here are these as well as other stories from around the league:

‘The Cleveland Indians should hit more home runs’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘The Indians’ Brandon Moss ready to go in 2015′ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Indians Defense: It can only go up from here’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Yankees to retire Andy Pettitte’s No. 46’ – Yanks Go Yard

‘Cody Daily signed by White Sox organization‘ – Southside Showdown

‘Nats, Dodgers highest projected win totals’ – ESPN.com

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