Many Indians fans felt the sky was falling on Wednesday after it was announced that Jay Bruce was another free agent leaving the team to join the Mets on a three-year deal.
It’s not been the best of offseasons for the Tribe, losing two relief pitchers, Carlos Santana, and now Bruce, who many fans wanted back, even more so after Santana left.
Before you start writing the Indians off, there’s one MLB Columnist for ESPN who feels the Tribe will be just fine – that being Buster Olney.
The MLB Insider said today on ESPN 850 that not only are the Indians still very good, but they are still the team to beat in the AL Central and even the American League.
Check out the tweet below:
Olney: I think the #Indians are still the best team in the AL. You have to remember how many great players they have. Their division is full of teams that are re-building. If they stay healthy, I expect them to make another World Series.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) January 11, 2018