Another driver of the front office decision to not go out and acquire a marquee bat is the current offense’s belief to right its course. No, even at its peak, fans won’t see a top-five offense on the field, but the talent has proven it can perform around league average and not in the bottom five.
Here’s how the team offense ranks in 2020 as of Sunday:
Now take a look at how they stacked up in 2019:
Keep in mind, the Indians’ offense was far more productive and 2019 and still failed to reach the postseason. While they seem to be on their way to the eight-team playoff in 2020, the poor offensive numbers could be detrimental to their chances of a deep run.