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Indians come up empty in BBWAA Award nominations

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The Cleveland Indians had two players win Gold Gloves and that will be the entirety of award season for the team in 2019.

The Cleveland Indians official Twitter account made a joke about having nothing to talk about.

I feel that.

Award season sometimes gives us some November content and that was true once again with both Francisco Lindor and Roberto Perez taking home Gold Glove Awards.

More awards are yet to be handed out including MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. As some Indians fans may have guessed the team does not have any finalists for any of the four awards.

The only one who I thought may get some recognition was Oscar Mercado in the Rookie of the Year voting. Instead, the three finalists are Yordan Alvarez, Brandon Lowe, and John Means.

The past few years saw Lindor and Jose Ramirez fighting for MVP honors and Corey Kluber in Cy Young consideration. Injuries and a down year for the entire squad limited the Indians from major award discussion. Though I am curious to see if Shane Bieber ends up with any Cy Young votes.

One could also argue that Terry Francona deserves a vote or two for Manager of the Year for getting his team to 93 wins with so many injuries. Is that a biased opinion? Maybe, but I don’t care.

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Indians fans have almost been spoiled with how much talent the team has had over the past few years. The front office has built an extremely talented team but like with the Browns, talent won’t matter if the ultimate goal isn’t achieved.

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