To understand how Cleveland Indians fans need to look at the upcoming offseason, there are two words that they need to become familiar with in this piece.
The first word is shrewd, which is defined as astute or sharp in practical matters.
The Indians would be shrewd by making smart, quick decisions to help create a product that is valuable to Cleveland fans and the surrounding community. Making practical decisions will help lead to a quick return on an investment, potentially allowing the Indians to compete quickly.
The other word is realistic, which is defined as interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical.
While every team has a realistic shot at signing impending free agent Josh Hamilton five days after the World Series, how realistic is that opportunity for the Cleveland Indians? So many fans would offer trades like Jack Hannahan and Casey Kotchman for Albert Pujols, but that isn't going to happen.
While there are shrewd ways that the Indians can upgrade their roster this offseason, how many of those are realistic?
Here you'll find 10 realistic and shrewd moves that the Indians could or should make during the upcoming free agency period.