The Indians, led by manager Terry Francona, restored some magic to the shores of Lake Erie with a 92-70 record (51-30 at home). They battled the Tigers for the AL Central crown before falling a game short but did manage to edge out the Rangers and earn a spot in the Wild Card game, losing to the Rays 4-0. It was an enormously successful year in Francona’s first year as the Tribe skipper as the team snapped a long postseason drought but it remains to be seen if last season was a precursor of things to come or rather catching lightning in a bottle.
The Indians finished fifth in the AL in runs scored and seventh in ERA thanks in large part to a strikeout heavy staff, trailing only the Tigers in the AL. Unfortunately for the Indians, two of last year’s starters are likely headed elsewhere via free agency. Scott Kazmir (10 wins, 162 Ks) inked a two-year deal with the A’s and Ubaldo Jimenez (13 wins, 194 Ks) appears to be landi
Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.
At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.
Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:
|➤ Amazing draft kits.
|| ➤ Full stat projections.
|➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.
|| ➤ Customizable rankings.
|➤ Instant news updates.
|| ➤ Free multi-sport access.
|➤ Private expert Q&A.
|| ➤ And much more!
Get Access To RotoWire Now
Already Registered? Login Now
If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.
Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.
Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.