For the first time in many years, there is a feeling that the Cleveland Indians will be a powerhouse in the American League this coming season.
As we crawl ever closer to pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, Cleveland Indians fans are getting even more excited for the upcoming season. This excitement reached a climax with the blockbuster signing of free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion.
With one of the best starting rotations in the game and a bullpen that showed last season that it is reliable in even the toughest of situations, the Indians seemed prime for playoff runs for the next three-to-four years. But with the addition of Encarnacion to a lineup that already features many reliable bats such as Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana, the Indians could flirt with 100 wins for the first time since 1995.
Fans have responded to the success by scooping up season tickets at a high rate. The Encarnacion deal alone sparked a nearly 200 season ticket buying spree by Indians fans.
As fans, we all have a responsibility to support the Indians as they begin their quest to get back to the World Series, and try to improve last season’s finish by just one win. The new season – and new year – provides the perfect opportunity for us Indians fans to improve our support of the team just as they have improved the team on the field.
Indians fans should try to follow these Indians New Year’s resolutions in 2017.