Indians: A Twitter poll on the disappointment of the decade

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The Cleveland Indians had several players pass through town over the past decade who ended up being major disappointments.

The last decade featured plenty of Cleveland Indians players who burst onto the scene to become fan favorites. It was the decade we all met Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor!

Yet with the good comes the bad. There are always disappointments every season, but a few players stood out among the rest as those that left fans wondering what the hype was all about. I decided to make a Twitter poll asking our followers who they thought was the biggest disappointment of the decade.

Here is what the results showed:

Of course, this may not encompass every disappointment of the decade. But I saw these as four that came to mind right away.

Matt LaPorta came over in the 2008 CC Sabathia trade and actually made his debut in 2009. Though 2010 was the year he was expected to be an everyday player. He was the first baseman of the future and played in a whopping total of 291 games for the Indians between 2009 and 2012.

The key piece of the Sabathia trade was a lesser known player named Michael Brantley.

Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were easy choices due to both receiving four-year deals in 2013. Both were out of Cleveland before the end of the 2015 season. It took both leaving for the Indians to actually make a deep postseason run.

Then there is poor Danny Salazar. He started the 2013 Wild Card Game and looked like the next big thing. Then the injuries began in 2016 and never stopped. He is one of the major “what ifs” of the past five years once the Indians actually began competing.

Next. The obvious top moment of the entire decade. dark

I know I missed others so please share who you would have voted for in the comments below.