How does Cleveland Indians’ Amed Rosario match on the roster? Hey, Hoynsie

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Hey, Hoynsie: Where does Amed Rosario fit on the Indian list? – Liam Jones, Youngstown.

Hey Liam: Well, right now he’s doing a little of this and a little of it. He came to camp as a shortstop, was moved to midfield and is now jumping back and forth between the two positions. The feeling is that at some point he will become a decent midfielder, but it will take time. I think we’ll see him play shortstop against some hard left.

He had a pinch of single and scored in Thursday’s opener against the Tigers. The Indians must bring his bat as far into the line-up as possible.

Indian catcher Roberto Perez against the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday’s opening day.Getty Images

Hey Hoynsie: what’s the tribe’s opening record since you started reporting on the team? – Tom, Mt. Vernon.

Hey Tom: I burned out a couple of calculators to find out. Since I started reporting on the Indians in 1983, they are between 16 and 23 years old at the start of the season. So it looks like I’ve been the problem all along.

Francisco Lindor

Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor.AP

Hey Hoynsie: If you look at Francisco Lindor’s new contract, how much is the agent getting and when is he getting paid? Every year or all ahead? – Spence, Canton.

From Spence: The NFL and NBA Limit Agents commission on a player’s contract is 3%. There is no limit in MLB. Typically, an agent’s commission is between 4% and 10%. For advertising contracts, the agent can get between 10% and 20%.

Lindor just signed a 10-year $ 341 million agreement with the Mets. He wanted $ 341 to make him the highest-paid shortstop in history. Fernando Tatis recently signed a 14-year $ 340 million deal with the Padres. I’m not sure if David Meter, Lindor’s agent, is getting paid, but I can imagine he’s fine.

Indians versus giants

Goodyear Ballpark, the Native American and Reds spring training home in Goodyear, Arizona.AP

Hey Hoynsie: I recently moved to Arizona from Cleveland, and yes I miss going to Progressive Field more than I can say. After the team returns to Cleveland, I think the Goodyear training complex has its own schedule. Who does what and it is open to the public. – Greg Benedetto, Cottonwood, Arizona.

Hey Greg: Fans were banned from training because of coronavirus protocols when the Big League Club trained at the Goodyear complex this spring. I would imagine that it would be the same for the little players. They will spend most of April there hopefully to prepare for their AA and A grades.

The Indians will keep at least one team in their complex when the Class AA and A teams break camp in May to begin their season. Perhaps the protocols are relaxed enough by them for you to be able to participate in some of these games.

The Indians have another group of smaller leaders in their alternative camp in Columbus. You are supposed to start playing on Monday. The AAA team of the class will emerge from this camp.

Cleveland Indians summer training

The third baseman, Nolan Jones, is the top-ranked prospect in the Indian farm system.Getty Images

Hey, Hoynsie: Aside from some pitching, do the Indians have a bad minor league system? They once had promising positional talent that we expected would make a difference in the big leagues with players like Francisco Lindor, Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle and Jim Thome. Who are the players in the farm system who could help out in Cleveland? – David Seed, Shaker Heights.

Hey, David: The Indians have pumped a lot of talent into the system with the trades of Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber, Mike Clevinger and Mike Clevinger. They also developed their own talent with players like Shane Bieber, Zach Plesac, Aaron Civale, Triston McKenzie and James Karinchak. This spring was a coming out party for infielder Tyler Freeman, Owen Miller, Gabriel Arias and Ernie Clement. Freeman and Miller were so impressive they stayed with the big league until they broke camp on Tuesday.

There’s a big gap between the Lindor and the other positional players you mentioned – Ramirez, Belle, and Thome. But the Indians have talent, position players and pitchers. Your farm system is well thought out in all of the major leagues.

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