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Cleveland Indians: Catching up after one-third of the season

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CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 18: Manager Terry Francona #77 and Bench Coach Brad Mills #00 of the Cleveland Indians look on from the dugout in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on May 18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Orioles 4-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 18: Manager Terry Francona #77 and Bench Coach Brad Mills #00 of the Cleveland Indians look on from the dugout in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on May 18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Orioles 4-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) /

Final Thoughts

Things look bleak for the Indians at the moment. If not for an inspiring comeback last night, they’d look bleaker. But as underwhelming as this team has been–as unlucky as they’ve been in some areas and as flat-out bad as they’ve been in others–it isn’t too late.

One disastrous 18-game stretch does not define a team’s season, at least not this early on. If the Cleveland Indians win tonight, they’ll have taken two of three at Fenway Park; a possibility that seemed as far-fetched as time travel after getting shelled in the series opener.

Whether the front office and coaching staff make the adjustments and personnel moves I outlined above or not, I think everybody from the Tribe’s top brass all the way down to the box office attendants realize some changes need to be made.

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As always, we can keep our eye out for what those changes may be, but more importantly than that, let’s just keep the faith. At this point, we have nothing to lose. It’s not going to cost us anything to believe in this group of players and hope for the best. And believe it or not, we stand to gain absolutely nothing by complaining about ownership and upper management.

I’ll see you again after Game 72, hopefully with more positive takeaways.

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