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Cleveland Indians: Our top stories from the month of December 2018

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The Cleveland Indians had an eventful month of December. We take a look at the top stories from the month here at the end of the year.

The end of the year is here!

2018 was a bummer in terms of how the Cleveland Indians finished the season, but hope is on the horizon in 2019. Not due to one particular addition, yet, but because the team once again enters a season as the overwhelming favorite to win the American League Central.

January will be the final month before the Indians begin Spring Training. It all comes up so fast.

But before we ring in the new year, let’s take a look back at some of our top posts from December. Have a safe night celebrating!

Top stories

Believeland Ball’s Top 25 Players of 2018: Number 1

Site co-expert Carson Ferrell has gone through some of the top players from the 2018 season throughout the month. Be sure to click on his author tab to check out the rest of his pieces in this series.

Indians fans just make the list in FanSided’s Fandom 250 

FanSided’s Fandom 250 has become an annual event ranking the top fans in a series of categories that goes beyond sports. Indians fans made the list once again, and deserve to be staples on the list moving forward.

Mike Napoli and 2016 nostalgia

Mike Napoli announced his retirement and the news immediately had me thinking about the magical run in 2016. That is a season I will never forget, but hopefully the team can win a World Series and make that the new season to never forget.

Could team actually sign Manny Machado or Bryce Harper?

Matt Bretz had some fun and went through the question of whether the Indians could sign one of the two biggest free agents on the market. Some people got angry over this, but it’s a fun read.

What Carlos Santana’s return means going forward

Carlos Santana made his return to the Indians and our Chris O’Reilly provided a great breakdown of what the trade means for the team in 2019. He correctly predicted the trade of Yonder Alonso, so see what else he had to say.

Indians History: The 1976 parade of trades

Phil Barth is our resident historian and provided an in-depth look at a wild offseason from the past.

I recommend giving it a read. You won’t regret it.