Manny Acta is putting his mark on the Indians right away this spring, announcing that Grady Sizemore will be batting second in his lineup. Some have been calling for Grady to move down in the lineup, and Eric Wedge did tinkering with him lower in the lineup on occasion. Here is the story.
Acta also announced that Chris Perez will be his setup to get to Kerry Wood, who will close. Here is the notebook,
Sheldon examines the signing o f Russell Branyan and why Branyan was given the starting first base job, Sheldon thinks GM Mark Shapiro is veering away from his plan to build with youth with this move. Here is Sheldon's column.