Voice your opinions or celebrate. Whatever feelings about the prolonged Corey Kluber saga, it looks like he’s staying with the Cleveland Indians in 2019.
It’s been the biggest story of the offseason for the Cleveland Indians. Bigger than losing some of their beloved star players, and bigger than the return of Carlos Santana. We’ve voiced plenty of opinions on Corey Kluber throughout winter. Some of us worried, others thought it was a good idea to move him.
Finally, it seems we have word on what the future holds for Kluber.
So there we have it. Kluber, despite being hung out to dry on the trade market, will come back to Cleveland for the 2019 season at least. It’s safe to assume he will be playing with a chip on his shoulder.
Kluber has struggled in the postseason in recent years. The talk since the end of October was that the Indians were shopping everyone on the roster not named Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor. Turns out that Included the two-time Cy Young award winner.
The Indians shopped Kluber around to countless teams. Just to name a few; the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers, and Reds all seemed to have serious interest. But it looks like none of these teams sent an offer they felt was fair enough. There were a lot of fan-GM suggestions but ultimately, the Indians wanted a trade that wouldn’t make them worse than they were.
The Indians are likely done making any moves for now. Maybe they’ll sign a middle infielder following the Lindor injury, but ultimately nothing of note. But that has been the Tribe way for a few years now. Take a division lead and when the All-Star break comes around, make a serious move. They added Andrew Miller in 2016, Jay Bruce in 2017, and Josh Donaldson in 2018. They’ll probably do the same in 2019.
So how do you feel about the news of Kluber staying in Cleveland? Do you think the Indians should’ve moved him to fill another hole, or are you happy that he’s staying in this dominant Tribe rotation?