The Indians were one of the least active teams during the offseason for a reason.
They’ve got most of their players — including a key core — under contract and didn’t have a major pressing need other than a big bat.
Unfortunately, they’re priced out of that market.
Despite injuries and subpar seasons from several notable players, Manager Terry Francona had his team in the playoff mix until the final week last season.
The Tribe needs bounce-back years from second baseman Jason Kipnis, outfielder Michael Bourn and first baseman-right fielder Nick Swisher, who underwent surgery on both knees.
Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and outfielder Michael Brantley are emerging superstars but they can’t carry this squad.
Defense will be a major emphasis this spring as the Indians try to cut down on a major league-leading 116 errors.