SI has the Tribe as the seventh best team in baseball and the favorite to win the AL Central. While I normally don't put a lot into preseason rankings (see last season), I just wanted to note for everyone the SI top 5. 1. NY Yankees 2. LA Angels 3. Boston Red Sox 4. LA Dodgers 5. NY Mets. I know the media loves the big markets, but this to me seems a little ridiculous.
The Tribe feature spoke mainly about Peralta's eye condition. They also have a sidebar which asks fans to vote on their favorite Indians blog with LGT being one of the selections. Overall, it appears the Tribe will go into another season with big expectations from most media sources even after disappointing last year.