Buster Olney Says Despite Roster Losses, the Indians Still a Force in the American League

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:

About the Author

Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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