Cleveland Baseball 2014 in Review
A look back at 2014 for individual members of the Cleveland Indians and key players from their farm system
Michael Brantley's breakout 2014, which saw him go from solid player to MVP candidate, made left field a huge strength for the Cleveland Indians. Few teams in baseball can expect the same kind of production at the position.
After bringing everyone down with the last three positions, let’s see if we can find a better spot on the diamond, third base.
After a ghastly review of right field, how did center field stack up against the rest of the league?
We're looking back at our favorite Tribe games if 2014. Today's entry is the 2-0 win over Seattle on July 30, in which Corey Kluber out-dueled Felix Hernandez. (not to be confused with the Cy Young voting, in which Kluber also got the best of Felix!)
Michael Brantley developed nicely in recent years, going from throw-in from the CC Sabathia trade to solid MLB player. In 2014 though, he made a quantum leap into the upper echelon up baseball's very best players. He's your 2014 Indians MVP.
Carlos Santana started the year as a third baseman who also played catcher. It didn't go well. After a concussion in late May, he moved to first base and turned in another very good year at the plate, powered by the best walk rate in baseball.
The Indians had a number of really good pitching performances in 2014, a few of which weren't even by Corey Kluber. Which performance was the very best? Help us decide by strolling down memory lane and voting for your favorite.
Danny Salazar has electric stuff, and on certain days (or during certain innings) he looks incredible. His 2014 season as a whole though was disappointing, and Indians fans have to hope he can put things together more consistently in 2015.