By now, we all know that this season is over. A 59-84 record (heading into Thursday night), 17.5 games out in the AL Central, 21.5 games out in the Wild Card, 15-43 record since the All-Star break and 22-51 since June 23, the last day that the Cleveland Indians were in first place in 2012.
With a minus-175 run differential, the Indians rank 29th in MLB, with only the Astros, who are 45-98 this season, behind them. Tied with the Minnesota Twins for the worst record in the American League heading into Thursday, what once looked like a promising season is now completely lost.
Where do the Cleveland Indians go from here? This is the pretend general manager job that nearly every Cleveland Indians fan would love to have right now.
As the 2012 season winds down and Tribe fans look forward to next year, like so many years before, you look for ways to improve the current makeup of the team and the organization.
So, what steps can be taken to help make the Indians relevant in 2013?