While the Cleveland Indians made it to World Series and almost pulled off an amazing upset, they still fell short. Here’s why they will win it all in 2017.
Going into the offseason, the Cleveland Indians had questions about the DH/first base spot, the outfield, and depth in the pitching staff. The addition of Edwin Encarnacion, the continuing news of Michael Brantley’s rehabilitation, and the pitching staff getting healthier by the day has started to silence all concerns.
Aside from being ranked near the top of the American League by most fans and writers, what else will make this team American League champions again and World Series champions for the first time since 1948?
With the Cleveland curse broken by the Cavaliers and the Chicago Cubs breaking their curse, the Indians are the next logical step in the sports world. Getting back to (and winning) the World Series is not an easy accomplishment in a sport where there are 162 regular season games, but everything has begun to turn in the Indians favor.
By now, the Indians have silenced all the fans who say they are cheap or are not trying to win. They are now in a position to win now and not put all their trust in future prospects. The trades and deals have been done, and now the Indians are prepared to make another run.
With so few questions about the roster heading into Spring Training in a few months, and so much baseball left to be played, here are five reasons the Indians can (and will) win the 2017 World Series.