4. Not signing Dietrich
The Indians have hit 30 home runs as a team, 26th in baseball.
For comparisons sake, Houston is third, with 60. The Twins are fourth with 59.
Who trails the Indians? That’d be the Giants, Pirates, Tigers and Marlins. Pittsburgh is the only team with a record above .500 (16-15).
Lindor, who missed most of April due to injury, already has four in 14 games.
Current Cincinnati Reds outfielder Derek Dietrich would look great in a Tribe uniform right about now. He already has nine home runs.
Forget that he’s a St. Ignatius product. The Indians were rumored to be looking at him during last summer’s trade deadline. He ended up being designated for assignment by the Marlins and signed a one-year deal with the Reds for $2 million.
So, a guy you’ve done your homework on, who has a track record (had 16 homers a year ago), and is affordable… or Luplow?
He’s also seems like a great fit and brings personality to Cincinnati. Just yesterday, the he was playing the part of bee keeper. These Indians could certainly use a little levity, as well this production.