Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/9/14
I can’t help but shake my head while sitting here during the opening home series here at Progressive Field. The Cleveland Indians are 3-5 and two games out of first on April 10th, and to listen to the general populace that surround the Indians, you would think that the season ended yesterday after another 100-loss season. Sure, things could be better. The pitching staff looks like utter garbage up to this point, and the offense doesn't seem to be all that far behind. The normal reaction for Cleveland fans is to hammer on the Dolans, drop the front office for their lack of sanity, blame the manager for being a complete and utter idiot, and stare and the players and wonder, “who are these guys,” or at the very least, most of the above. I’m just not there yet, and I’m not anywhere close. Yes folks, there’s reason for optimism in the midst of the pitching woes. There’s basis for hope as the defense looks like a bad version of the Bad News Bears. There’s cause for optimism that the offen...
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