Originally written March 12, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. The years of futility by Lake Erie are over, and the Cleveland Indians are World Champions for the first time in 65 years. The 2013 season was the best Indians squad since the 2007 team that went up 3-1 on the Red Sox in the ALCS before getting outscored by 25 runs in the final three games of that series. Cleveland's revamped offense did wonders for them in 2013. The Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn signings seemed questionable when they went down this offseason, but both paid off in spades after Swisher homered 25 times and posted a .851 OPS, while Bourn stole 47 bases and put together a five win season in center field. I'm sure that's exactly what the Tribe expected when they handed $104 million to those two this winter. Swisher and Bourn got some help in the line...
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