9 moves the Cleveland Indians must make this offseason

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Jason Kipnis
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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 01: Josh Tomlin /

8. Pick up Tomlin’s option

Tomlin can be frustrating to watch.

He’s not an overpowering pitcher, yet he’s carved out a pretty nice big-league career.

And when it seems like its time to give up on him, the Little Cowboy always resurrects himself.

He’ll only cost the Indians $3 million next season. He’s someone who can eat up innings, and be relied upon to take the bump every fifth day.

Just know, with Tomlin, there’s going to be bumps along the way, especially early in the season.

In 2017, Tomlin posted an 8.87 ERA in April and a 6.75 ERA in June.

Throughout his career, he’s just seemed to be a better mid-to-end of the season pitcher.

He was the most productive in July, going 3-0 with a 3.41 ERA. Statistically, September is his best month. In his career, he’s 10-4 with a 3.86 ERA.

Starting pitching is hard to find. The Indians know what they have in Tomlin and for a relatively cheap salary, the Tribe needs to bring him back.