7 Reasons the Tribe Should Clean House and Rebuild Completely

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7 Reasons the Tribe Should Clean House and Rebuild Completely
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The Cleveland Indians were a cool little story in the first half of the 2012 season. They went into the All-Star break with a record of 44-41 and were a mere three games out of first place in the AL Central.

They are now 54-64 and 11 games back. Just as it did in 2011, the second half of the season is doing a number on the Tribe.

The Indians have no shortage of problems. Their starting pitching has been a wreck for much of the season, and their offense simply doesn't have enough depth to produce runs on a consistent basis. It's clear that they have improvements to make this offseason.

But here's a better idea: Instead of the Indians trying to right their ship, how about tearing it apart and building a new one in its place?

In other words, now is the time to rebuild rather than retool.

I fully realize that rebuilding is not an idea that should be tossed around lightly. But in the case of the Indians, a rebuilding movement is warranted. 

Here are seven reasons why.

Note: Virtually all of the stats and key information within come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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