Archive | July 2014

Are The Cleveland Indians Trade Deadline Sellers?

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There are some good vibes surrounding the Cleveland Indians right now. Their series split with the Yankees leaves their record at 45-46, just a scant two games out of second place in the AL Central, behind a team that voluntarily starts Raul Ibañez as their cleanup hitter on occasion, and just 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. They’ve displayed some of the gritty grittiness that a team wants, nay, needs from their players if they want to experience success. With 71 games left on the schedule, many of which come against AL Central opponents, the Indians are certainly still in contention.

But being in contention, and really, being just on the outskirts of contention, does not make a team a buyer at the trade deadline. Read More…