After spending most of the first two months in first place, they started to struggle in June. The team has had serious issues at several positions, and a few changes could help them get back on track.
The most glaring need is in left field, but they could use upgrades at additional positions. First base is a position of need, and they need help with their pitching staff.
When a trade for Bobby Abreu fell through, the team looked at Vladimir Guerrero and Johnny Damon. Since signing Damon, he has not been a good fit in Cleveland.
With inconsistent pitching, they should also look to improve their pitching staff. The starting rotation has good arms, but the last two spots have been shaky. A season after being one of the best bullpens in the league, their relief pitchers have taken a step back this year.
Cleveland fans should not count on Grady Sizemore coming back and contributing. Designated hitter Travis Hafner is also injury-prone, so they need to bring in players to help their offense.
A right-handed bat would be ideal for a left-handed heavy Indians lineup. They will need to be aggressive at the trade deadline.