Josh Naylor Has Been Unfairly Cast as the Solution to the Indians’ Offensive Woes

If you search Josh Naylor’s name on Twitter, you’ll find plenty of consistency in the commentary surrounding the Cleveland Indians’ new outfielder. I’ll spare you the details, but the common theme is one laced with scrutiny. This is mostly due to Naylor being the one player Cleveland netted in the recent Mike Clevinger trade who … More Josh Naylor Has Been Unfairly Cast as the Solution to the Indians’ Offensive Woes

Game #46 Observations: Indians Score, But Not Nearly Enough in 8-4 Loss to Minnesota

Entering Saturday night, the Cleveland Indians’ rotation was worth more wins above replacement than any other unit in the majors (6.9). The group has been elite on an almost routine basis. So, should one of Cleveland’s starters have himself a shaky showing, it seems fair to ask the offense to step up and bail him … More Game #46 Observations: Indians Score, But Not Nearly Enough in 8-4 Loss to Minnesota

Game #45 Observations: Offense Still Missing as Indians Lose Their Fourth Straight

Here’s the good news — despite a rough week, the Cleveland Indians entered Friday with a 99.4% chance to make the postseason, per FanGraphs. Here’s the bad news — they’ll be required to score if they want to stay there long. Right now, that appears to be asking too much. For the third straight game, … More Game #45 Observations: Offense Still Missing as Indians Lose Their Fourth Straight

Making a Case for Zach Plesac as the Indians’ No. 2 Playoff Starter

Yesterday, our own Mark Warmuth penned a piece providing a look at how the Cleveland Indians’ rotation may shape up come postseason. Within the article, he claimed Zach Plesac should be considered as the Tribe’s No. 2 starter when October rolls around. Such a role is especially important this year, when the playoffs open with … More Making a Case for Zach Plesac as the Indians’ No. 2 Playoff Starter