Cleveland Indians: An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer

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Cleveland Indians: An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer
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The Indians have managed to keep themselves in the playoff discussion this season, but it's never too early to begin thinking about the offseason and where the team can improve upon what has been a somewhat disappointing season.

The team we see already has needs in the starting rotation and the bench.

The bench is likely to be filled with an influx of young talent, as the Indians boast a number of young outfield and middle-infield prospects looking to make a permanent jump to the next level. The rotation, however, needs a considerable amount of work.

In addition to these needs, the club will have to deal with said influx of young talent, as well as the departure of at least one player who is currently under contract.

So, over the course of this article, I'll detail all of these areas of concern, including projected departures, incoming prospects, areas of need and a couple of possible targets for the team to pursue this offseason.

Let's get started.

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