Cleveland Indians: Editor’s note at the start of October

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The final week of the regular season was brutal for the Cleveland Indians. The offseason allows us to look back at what was an interesting year.

Everything was going great for the Cleveland Indians one week ago.

The team was fresh off a huge win over the Chicago White Sox and it seemed a sweep was in order. Then came two losses in which the team was outscored 16-3.

Indians fans knew what was coming next as the team appeared demoralized and ended up being swept by a Washington Nationals team still fighting for something.

That led to us here at Believeland Ball being bummed out ourselves. It is hard to write words when you watch the team you love cave in front of your eyes.

But life goes on and we now have nearly six months until another Indians regular season game. A lot of the team’s beat writers have written glowing goodbyes to the 2019 season. It is a bit different for us here because the show goes on and we will continue to write pieces on a daily basis.

I wanted to use this space to first thank everyone who has visited the site during the season. We have undergone some leadership changes and we are excited to see what storylines the offseason brings.

October is going to be about looking back at what went right and what went wrong during the 93-win year. Then comes November and December when the speculation can begin about how the roster will be built for 2020.

Next. Roberto Perez, number-one catcher. dark

Honestly it is a weird feeling not having the Indians playing in October. But so it goes. The coverage will continue and I hope you, dear reader, will stick with us on this journey toward 2020.