Top 5 Underwhelming Indians for Tribe Fest

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#3. Mitch Talbot

Mitch Talbot is a bit of an enigma. Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Kelly Shoppach, Talbot became a mainstay in the Indians starting rotation for a whole season and a half between 2010 and 2011. He wasn’t a hard thrower by any means, more crafty than anything else. His performance in 2010 was a bit baffling. At times he looked great and other times… not so much. After a strong first half, he finished the season with a 10-13 record and a 4.41 ERA. Many were unsure if Talbot deserved to be a legitimate piece of the rotation moving forward, but the Indians gave him another shot in 2011. It didn’t go well. Talbot limped to a 2-6 record with a 6.64 ERA in 12 starts. His stint with the Indians would end at the trade deadline when he was designated for assignment in order to make room on the roster for Ubaldo Jimenez. He’s the type of player that would leave any fan saying, “Oh yeah, I remember that guy” and the conversation would end there.