Does the Delayed Start to the Season Help or Hurt the Cleveland Indians?

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Baseball, like the rest of the sports world, is stuck playing the waiting game.

After MLB hit pause on all spring training activity earlier this week, fans were left to wonder when they’ll see their favorite team hit the field again. The current plan is to delay opening day by just two weeks. That said, we’re already seeing initial skepticism, as the required ramp-up time for players makes it difficult to believe 14 days is all we’ll have to wait.

For now, all we know is the season won’t be starting on time, leaving us with little to ponder outside of how the stunted schedule will impact teams in the season ahead.

So, how does this affect the Cleveland Indians? Does a shortened season bring any benefits to the Tribe? Or does a delayed start instead have a negative impact on Cleveland’s 2020 campaign?

It all depends on how you look at it.

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Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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