The Cleveland Indians are quickly approaching a fork in the road.
Expecting to contend in 2019, the team instead boasts a historically bad offense and a rotation littered with injuries and inconsistency. The Indians’ hole in the division has been growing over the past week, and they’re starting to realize staying patient is no longer an option.
The lackluster start to the season has fans wondering whether Cleveland will get aggressive with trades in order to keep playoff hopes alive, or if the team will instead start selling parts with its eyes toward the future.
We don’t yet know which way the front office is leaning. If you’re looking for any signs, though, just keep an eye out for how it handles starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.