Week In Review
In which the Indians prepared their roster for September changes, and for a potential playoff run
Everything you always wanted to know about the Aug 31/Sept 1 roster rules but were afraid to ask.
One week remains until the August 31st roster deadline
A recap of the Tribe’s two trades before the August 1st deadline
Just as Roberto Perez is ready to return, Yan Gomes went on the DL
A review of the Cleveland Indians' moves this past week.
The Indians saw their already slim postseason chances slip away last week, losing two of three to Minnesota and dropping their series finale in Kansas City. They got some big performances though, none bigger than Carlos Carrasco's Friday night gem.
A month ago there was talk that Francisco Lindor was putting himself into the conversation for AL Rookie of the Year, but was still behind others. Since then though, he's been not only the AL's best rookie, he's been the AL's best player, full stop.
The Cleveland Indians have sprung themselves back into contention, though they still have a very steep hill to climb if they're going to reach the Wild Card Game. Their pitching has been the story this year, but last week the offense led the way.
Neither Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco pitched, and Michael Brantley and Francisco Lindor both cooled off, yet the Cleveland Indians split what could have been a very tough week, getting contributions from players not on the roster a few months ago.
Francisco Lindor has been the second-best player in the American League since the All-Star break, with only the probable MVP (Toronto's Josh Donaldson) doing more in the second half. Lindor could be AL Rookie of the Year, and is a star in the making.
Francisco Lindor has been the Cleveland Indians' best player since the All-Star break, and just completed the best week of his young career. He makes plays the Tribe's last couple shortstops couldn't, and his bat has been better than expected.
Abraham Almonte was acquired by the Cleveland Indians just minutes before the trade deadline in a deal that wasn't expected by many to have a big impact on the Tribe. Almonte had other ideas, and got his time in Cleveland off to an incredible start.
The Indians got excellent starting pitching last week, along with continued production from Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley, and big hits from Michael Bourn and Lonnie Chisenhall. Singling out just one as Indians Player of the Week is a tough task.
The Cleveland Indians went 1-5 last week, putting their postseason chances on life support. Most of the team looked like it was mailing things in. A couple players stood out, including Michael Brantley, who seems to be back to his 2014 form.
Carlos Santana broke out of a big slump with a big week at the plate. Francisco Lindor hit well and made some excellent defensive plays. Danny Salazar pitched a great game. Corey Kluber pitched two really good ones. Who should be Player of the Week?
Carlos Carrasco nearly pitched a no-hitter. Cody Anderson allowed just one run in eight innings... twice. Corey Kluber struck out 14. Jason Kipnis continued his tremendous season. Indians Player of the Week is a tough call.