Here’s to a week of watching other teams in the playoffs!
Nationals 8, Indians 2
The Tribe got swept in Washington, giving up 26 runs over the three-game set. Not an ideal finish. Maybe we got a better draft pick though!
From Mandy Bell:
Who will play second base?
By the way that Jason Kipnis addressed the media after sustaining his season-ending hamate bone fracture, it doesn’t sound like the second baseman is expecting the club to pick up his $16.5 million option. Although he said he would be interested in making a deal to return to Cleveland after he becomes a free agent, the likely scenario is that the Indians will pursue other options.
One path they could go down is moving José Ramírez over to second base and getting anther look at Yu Chang at third. If Ramírez remains at the hot corner, Chang has gotten reps at shortstop, third and second in Triple-A, and he could instead be the one shifted over to second. The club has also gotten to see Andrew Velazquez, who was traded to the Indians from Tampa Bay at the beginning of July, at second base over the last few games.
Please do not expect Yasiel Puig back.