Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The Indians’ season hinges on starting pitchers’ Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco. It really is that simple. With or without the two youngsters, the baseball season still will be an entertaining one here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, but to have any chance at being good, Bauer and Carrasco have to not only be a part of this starting rotation, but have to be good. Discussion about the rotation has been pounded into the ground by everyone at every site that talks about the Cleveland Indians, but the facts are simple: the rotation isn’t good enough to sustain a major league team for longer than a month, because the Indians have only two dependable starters. Justin Masterson has been brilliant, and while it’s possible that he continues to pitch like an ace for an entire season as he did in 2011, it’s not a lock that he actually does it. Zach McAllister has been solid in all of his starts, but he’s now the de facto #2 starter. The rest of your rotation right now is ...
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