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Cleveland Indians: Previewing the Players’ Weekend series

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Stay the course

The Indians faced their biggest challenge of the year, and they fared well. The Red Sox have the best home record in baseball and the Indians went in there and took two games from them. Cleveland is playing some HOT baseball right now, despite being shutout yesterday. They’ll look to trounce the lowly Royals and continue their quest to earn a higher seed in the AL playoffs.

Will the Indians make a move at the waiver deadline?

The waiver deadline is quickly approaching and the Indians still need help in the outfield. Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin are still weeks away from making a return. Rajai Davis is on the DL with…. Matt what is Rajai Davis dealing with?

Yikes. On top of that, Leonys Martin will be unable to play baseball for the remainder of 2018. So that means the Indians are depleted in the outfield. If they’re going to reload by making an addition out there, now is the time to do it.

Worse/Best case scenario

Worse case: 1-2 series loss:

Nothing to see here, simply meeting the professional standards of writing a scenario for both sides. In this scenario: pizza helps you lose weight, the Cleveland Browns are 16-0, and the Kansas City Royals are good at baseball. We do not live in such a world.

Best case: 3-0 series win:

This is what most Indians fans should expect, and if you don’t you probably aren’t very fun to have at parties and your Players’ Weekend nickname is probably just your regular name. The Indians are sending three very good pitchers to the mound and the Royals are sending two rookies out there. The Cleveland Indians are also very good at baseball. The Kansas City Royals are not.

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This series kicks off tonight at 8:15 PM, let’s take this time to appreciate the brilliant players weekend nicknames out there. We likely won’t see El Piñata (Brandon Guyer) out there since the Royals aren’t sending any lefty pitchers out. But we will all get to enjoy the brilliance of Andrew Miller (Miller Time).