Hey, Hoynsie: Is it a bad sign when three long-tenured executives leave the Guardians in one offseason and they don’t sign any of their seven arbitration-eligible players to a pre-arb deal before the lockout? Jim B, Independence. Hey, Jim: You’re talking about Carter Hawkins leaving to become GM of the Cubs and special assistants John Mirabelli and Don Poplin leaving to take similar jobs with the Nationals and Royals, respectively.
Last season the opposition hit . against it. All those pitches seemed to be in working order during the Cactus League season, but things changed once the regular season began.
How the lockout impacts the Cleveland Guardians