Cleveland Indians Should Add Free Agent Reliever Boone Logan

Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Free agent reliever Boone Logan could be the final piece to the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen giving them another outstanding lefty to pair with Andrew Miller.

The Cleveland Indians shocked the baseball world last summer when the team swung a deal for New York Yankees star southpaw reliever Andrew Miller. He provided the Indians with something they were missing all year, a bona fide left-handed reliever in their bullpen.

They began the year with Ross Detwiler as their lone lefty in the pen, though that experiment didn’t last long. Kyle Crockett got a few looks throughout the year and while not bad, was too inconsistent to be counted on and never made it onto a postseason roster (injury hurt him as well).

Veteran Tom Gorzelanny got a shot too but like Detwiler failed to stick around long. The Indians even gave starter Ryan Merritt time in the pen, though that was more in a long-relief role.

While many are still fixated on improving the outfield (and rightfully so), the bullpen is still an area the Indians should look to bolster, especially from the left side. Even with Miller, who is arguably the best reliever in all of baseball, in the fold for the full season, adding a second lefty would be in the club’s best interest.

For as great as Miller is, he can’t pitch every day. One such lefty the Indians should strongly consider adding is free agent Boone Logan. The 32-year-old lefty has proven to be a very effective and would make a great addition to the club for a multitude of reasons.