Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/22/13
On to the teams I have in the playoffs for the 2013 season. Since we are now talking wild card, the last spot should come down to the last week of the season with teams like the Mariners, Rangers and Orioles being in it until the end. The Indians fill the bill of the team that had much more talent on it than it showed on the field. I thought the Indians were a little overrated coming into last season. Their pre-2012 over/ under was 86 1/2, I didn’t think they were an 86/ 87 win team. However, I did not think they would be as bad as they were; this team seemed better than the 68-94 record they finished with. It ended with the firing of manager Manny Acta. Expecting a rebuild, the Indians had players such as Asdrubal Cabrera and Chris Perez on the trading block. Shin-Soo Choo was traded to the Reds for Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius, with Gregorius sent to Arizona for Trevor Bauer. Terry Francona was hired as manager, a little time went by and the front office did an about face. N...
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