The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season Monday night in Oakland.
The Tribe is coming off a season that saw the team win 92 games and earn the second Wild Card slot in the American League. They did it by winning 20 of their final 25 games (including 10 consecutive to close out the season) as pretty much everything that manager Terry Francona did in his first season in town worked.
The Indians enter 2014 looking to close the gap with Detroit in the A.L. Central Division, post consecutive winning seasons for the first time since the start of the millennium and go to the playoffs for the first time in consecutive years since the 1990s.
To get ready for the season, we brought together some of the best baseball minds on the Internet to talk about what is in store for the Tribe this year for an installment of 5 Questions in 5 Minutes.
Today’s participants are:
Nino Colla from The Tribe Daily. He can be found on Twitter @TheTribeDaily.
Mike Brandyberry from Did the Tribe Win Last Night? Follow him on Twitter @DidTribeWin.
Adam Burke, formerly of The Cleveland Fan, and a contributing writer at bangthebook.com. Find him on Twitter @SkatingTripods.
Andrew Clayman, founder of East of Ehlo. He is on Twitter @EastofEhlo.
Ash Day from Let’s Go Tribe. He is on Twitter @AshDay29. (He’s also an Arsenal fan, but he’s still OK, so be nice.)
Al Ciammaichella from The DiaTribe. Find him on Twitter @Gotribe31.