The Cleveland Indians avoided the longest losing streak in franchise history by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Wednesday to halt their skid at 11 games. The team has been anything but consistent in 2012.
The team once again teased the fanbase with a quick start and seized first place, which they held late into May. They reclaimed the top of the AL Central for a brief stretch in mid-June, but lost the top spot and have never gained it back and have slipped all the way down to third place as of this writing.
Since the All-Star break, the Indians are 7-19 including suffering two-straight sweeps to the mighty Minnesota Twins (and a 1-5 record against them) and Kansas City Royals.
Despite all these black clouds following the team lately, the Tribe boasts players who are mostly reliable in their production for the team.
This slideshow will attempt to put a smile on Tribe fans' faces by ranking the Indians' most reliable performers in 2012.
The ranks are my opinion from least reliable at No. 8 to most reliable at No. 1.