For the first time in a few years, there's reason for Cleveland Indians fans to be optimistic. After overachieving and finishing 80-82 last year, the Tribe is looking to make a push into the playoffs.
However, for the superstitious fans out there, there is the Indians' dreaded even-year curse. They did well in 2005 and 2007. But fans expected a lot 2006 and 2008, only to be disappointed.
Despite the curse, most publications have the Indians finishing second in the AL Central.
That's a far cry from last year when most of those same publications had the Tribe in either fourth or fifth.
For a team that seems to be in constant rebuild mode, it's hard not to get excited about even the slightest hint of success.
Here are five players Indians fans should look forward to seeing in 2012.