Here’s is what we thought in April, before the season started…
Last season, the Cleveland Indians led the AL Central Division for a little over three months before being surpassed and then blown away by the Detroit Tigers in August.
They wound up the season 15 games behind the Tigers.
Then, in the off-season, the front office basically did nothing to shore up the weakness on the team. Last year’s Indians finished 9th in the AL in runs scored and 10th in ERA.
They added Derek Lowe to the starting rotation, but lost Roberto Hernandez, and offensively, they did nothing to improve a hitting attack that badly needed some right-handed hitting.
It is entirely possible for the Indians to catch lightning in a bottle if an awful lot of things go their way, but there are too many question marks to think the Tribe will make the playoffs this season.
We’re predicting a fourth place finish behind the Tigers, Royals, and…
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