Smoke Signals - Spring Training Preview

Pitchers and catchers are about to report and Jake and Tony are here to preview the storylines we'll be watching for in Goodyear when they Indians get their camp going.

Tony Lastoria and Jake Dungan are back on the cyberwaves for another season of Smoke Signals, IBI's flagship podcast. A show that started in the summer of 2008 with Tony Lastoria and Paul Cousineau has stuck around since and been a regular podcast for several diehard fans of the Indians and their minor league system.

Spring training is afoot and with it, the growing anticipation for the 2017 baseball season in Cleveland as the Indians set out to defend their pennant and capture the World Series title that eluded them last year. Jake and Tony begin the first of a weekly series of podcasts to specifically discuss spring training and the news and storylines that it will bring. This week they talk about the Boone Logan signing, preview the positional battles and touch on the World Baseball Classic.

Topics discussed:

-  Pitchers and catchers report this weekend.

-  Indians sign LHP Boone Logan to a 1-year/$6.5 million deal with a team option for 2018.

-  More Michael Brantley health speculation.

-  Position battle previews:

  • Center field
  • Left field
  • Bullpen

-  Indians sending nine participants to the World Baseball Classic

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