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Cleveland Indians remain the same in ESPN MLB power rankings

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The Cleveland Indians remain set at No. 6 overall in ESPN’s MLB power rankings as the team begins a crucial series against the Minnesota Twins.

The Cleveland Indians remain the clear favorite to win the American League Central. That hasn’t changed since January.

The Minnesota Twins have the chance to shock the world, and Indians fans, by sweeping the Indians and making it a closer race. I just don’t see that logically happening.

While the two teams start a four-game series, we are here to take a look at where the Indians ended up in the latest edition of ESPN’s MLB Power rankings. As has been the case for a few weeks, the Indians came in at No. 6 overall.

From the article:

"The Indians addressed two of their main problem areas before the trade deadline, acquiring relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber to shore up their struggling bullpen and adding Leonys Martin to give them a center fielder who won’t be stretched covering ground at the position. But with Indians right fielders slugging a weak .379 and with both Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin out until at least September, they might have one more area to address before the end of August."

It is hard to argue that the Indians front office had a bad performance at the trade deadline. We can’t really make a decision either way until the waiver deadline passes at the end of this month.

The Indians needed help in the outfield and acquired Leonys Martin, who is off to a hot start with his new team. But if Lonnie Chisenhall’s health remains in question, the Indians could use some more help.

The front office may even be looking at some potential bullpen arms to add to the group. The additions of Adam Cimber and Brad Hand helped to stop the constant shuffling seen in the bullpen, but adding more talent never hurt any team.

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Things are peaceful now and the wait for October continues. As long as the Indians don’t completely collapse against the Twins, the remainder of the season should be stress-free.