Cleveland Indians send gear for spring training 2018

The Indians’ equipment truck, passing Bob Feller’s statue at Progressive Field, arrived in Goodyear, Ariz. last week to get ready for spring training which opens Wednesday. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer).

Indians take their first steps of 2018 season on Wednesday

Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees, ALDS Game One.

Michael Brantley, before being hobbled by a right ankle injury, hit .299 (101-for-338) with nine homers and 52 RBI in 90 games last season. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)

No. 1. Will Michael Brantley be ready for opening day?

No. 2. Where is Jason Kipnis going to play?

Giancarlo Stanton,Alex Avila

NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, who led the big leagues with 59 homers last season, will be hitting in the middle of the Yankees lineup this year. (John Bazemore, Associated Press).

No. 3. Did the Tribe do enough to keep pace with the Astros and Yankees?

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees, October 11, 2017, Game 5, ALDS

Indians right-hander Corey Kluber won his second Cy Young award in four years last season by going 18-4 with a 2.25 ERA. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer).

No. 4. Can Corey Kluber avoid another Cy Young hangover?