10 Reasons Why the 2009 Cleveland Indians Are a Bust

Tom HammerContributor IJuly 13, 2009

10 Reasons Why the 2009 Cleveland Indians Are a Bust

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge walks on to the field to make a pitching change during their game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Gett

No. 10: Kerry Wood's $10 million Deal

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Kerry Wood #34 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

No. 9: Rafael Perez and Jensen Lewis positioned as Set-Up Men

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    CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 16:  Jensen Lewis #50 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Jacobs Field on October 16, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

No. 8: Constant Shuffling of Lineups and Lack of Continuity

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 20:  Manager Eric Wedge of the Cleveland Indians argues a ball he thought was a home run but was foul during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 20,

No. 7: Strikeouts by Leadoff Man and Other Key Contributors

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 17:  Grady Sizemore #24 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 17, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

No. 6: Shortcomings with Starting Pitching

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Fausto Carmona #55 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

No. 5 Injury Bug

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Grady Sizemore #24 of the Cleveland Indians stands on first base after getting a hit during their game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty

No. 4: Interleague and Close Game Mismanagement

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 13:  Jensen Lewis #50 of the Cleveland Indians stands on the mound as manager Eric Wedge walks in to pull him from the game in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fen

No. 3: Walks

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Fausto Carmona #55 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

No. 2: A Stubborn Front Office

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 02:  Manager Eric Wedge #22 of the Cleveland Indians chats with the media prior to the Opening Day game between the Indians and the Chicago White Sox on April 2, 2006 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/

No. 1: Bad, Bad, Bad Bullpen

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    27 Feb 2001:  Bullpen Pitching Coach Carl Willis of the Cleveland Indians poses for a studio portrait during Spring Training at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Florida.Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport