The Indians have made a lot of moves since the end of the 2018 season. According to The Athletic’s Zack Meisel, they’re done making moves prior to the 2019 season.
Maybe you like this strategy, maybe you don’t, so why don’t you take the wheel? Here’s your chance to make the decisions about how the club navigates the end of this icy offseason. In the style of everyone’s favorite low-key litigious young reader books, I present Select Your Own Offseason: Be the Indians’ General Manager.
As of this writing, the Indians 25-man roster looks something like this
Nothing is really set in stone (Haase could be replaced by Max Moroff or Oscar Mercado, Salazar could miraculously pitch again!), but I feel that’s a fairly good representation of where the team is at right now. And that’s what matters. We won’t be changing history: the team as it stands today is what your team is to build upon.
Now, as general manager, you have a choice. Is this the team you want to take into the season? Do you believe Francona can mold this group into a winner or, at least, that this group can win the AL Central and any issues can be addressed before the July trade deadline?
If no, you have one more choice to make: