The offseason is still a work in progress for the Cleveland Indians, which means there is still some work to do.
Spring training will be here before we know it. In just a matter of a few weeks, the 2018 season will begin for the Cleveland Indians.
Their biggest strength is their starting pitching of course. That is great and all but what will determine how successful the 2018 season will be contingent on some of the club’s weaknesses.
Even though Cleveland signed 1B Yonder Alonso at a fraction of the cost they would have had to pay Carlos Santana, first base is still a weakness. Alonso has had just one good year: 2017. The outfield is also one headlined by the uncertainty of left fielder Michael Brantley.
Cleveland has had their chances to improve their roster for a while now but failed to do anything. The one word that can describe their offseason as of now is lost. They have lost multiple players that were part of their core.
Extending shortstop Francisco Lindor would have at least eased the minds of Tribe fans that they actually did something, but even that never happened.
Knowing there is not much time left before spring training begins, the Indians need to fill some of their holes ASAP. Since not everyone will get the contracts they envisioned, who could Cleveland possibly sign at a bargain price?