Cleveland Indians: Daily Rundown- January 2nd, 2019

As we eagerly await for all the big free agents to be signed, the Cleveland Indians watch as another AL team continues to bolster their lineup on Tuesday night.

Happy hump-day and my deepest condolences to those who have to return to work today. Vacation time is over for most of us, but the Cleveland Indians still have a long ways to go before returning to work. Not much has happened of late for the Tribe, but there have been some other interesting things going on around the MLB.

On Tuesday night, the New York Yankees decided to fork out the league-minimum for former Blue Jays shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki. Since the Yankees’ regular shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to be out until at least June, Tulowitzki provides them some comfort at the position. You can read more about this here.

Yankees to sign shortstop Troy Tulowitzki / Bryan Hoch, MLB.com

Another article from MLB.com had a New Years resolution gimmick for every team in the MLB. For the Cleveland Indians, they set the bar rather low. “Let’s get home-field advantage in the AL Division Series,” sounds like something the Indians should expect to do. But after a few ugly ALDS losses, I can understand the reasoning for this mindset. Resolutions for other AL contenders in this article don’t really revolve around winning a World Series aside from the Red Sox and Dodgers.

30 Resolutions: A pledge for every team in ’19 / Will Leitch, MLB.com

There isn’t much out there on the Indians right now, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read articles you may have missed during your vacation time. We put this quick-hit piece together a few days ago that goes into the things the Indians should do to be able to contend in 2019. Most of it involves things you already know, but it also offers possible solutions.

What the Indians need to do to contend this year / Carson Ferrell

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There you have it. Hopefully, the Indians won’t keep us waiting too long. It’s starting to feel like most of the available free agents won’t sign until Bryce Harper and Manny Machado land somewhere. So, if they could hurry up that would be great.