While the MLB is enjoying a quick breather after the All-Star Game, rest assured things are about to speed back up pretty quickly.
We’re getting ready to head into the final half of the season, and the July 31 trade deadline is fast approaching. Thanks to a significant amount of parity – especially within the American League – it’s a little difficult to determine which teams are buyers and which are sellers.
Such is the case with the Cleveland Indians. At 42-46, it’s safe to say the team has significantly fallen short of their expectations at the halfway point of the year. At the same time, even though they’re eleven games out of first in the division, the Indians are just 5.5 games out of the final AL wild card spot.
So, will Cleveland try and make a splash on the trade market in attempts to salvage their season? Or, knowing the struggles the team has endured so far, will the front office begin looking to shed some parts?