Five moves the Cleveland Indians should make this offseason so that the franchise can return to the World Series in 2017.
A World Series championship for the Cleveland Indians. It was so close, yet so far away.
Fans are still mourning the Indians Game 7 World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs, but the front office has moved on in its effort to get the Tribe back to the World Series in 2017.
The Indians began their offseason by picking up Carlos Santana‘s $12 million option as the Tribe attempts to finish what it started in 2016 by ending the franchise’s 67-year World Series championship drought.
Picking up Santana’s option was a no-brainer. The man just clubbed a career high 34 homers. For $12 million, Santana’s a bargain by baseball standards.
But that’s not the only move the Indians have to make, as Indians president Chris Antonetti and GM Mike Chernoff should be very busy this offseason to get the Indians over the hump next October.
These five moves can help Cleveland get back to the World Series in 2017.