Cleveland Indians: Five positives Indians fans should focus on for 2021

Starting pitcher Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Starting pitcher Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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While there are a lot of unknowns about the Cleveland Indians heading into the 2021 season, here are five positives for fans to focus on.

Fans of the Cleveland Indians have every right to be bitter or upset at the moment. The team currently has the longest active World Series drought with their last title coming in 1948 and they are most likely going to lose one of their best players in Francisco Lindor this offseason, or at least in the next year, through an evitable trade. Unfortunately, that’s just the Indians and doesn’t include the Browns or Cavs for Cleveland die-hards who have been through a lot over the last five decades or so.

Luckily, there are positives to focus on heading into the 2021 season for the Cleveland Indians. Most times, the negatives are emphasized if the team doesn’t win the World Series, talking about why the team lost and how those areas should be improved. However, there are also positives that can be talked about, and should also be focused on.

For the Indians, they have been able to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, while also being above .500 for the last eight seasons. While stats from past years are great, they don’t always carry over. However, the positives go beyond record and playoff appearances as well.

Believe it or not, the future is still bright for the Cleveland Indians. Sure, they could lose some pieces this offseason, but that’s nothing that the team hasn’t gone through before. The front office has managed to work their way through the bumps and bruises and have still been able to field a highly competitive team year in and year out.

So, as the team moves into the 2021 season, what are some of the positives that fans can focus on? What will help drown out the negativity and work to keep the Tribe at the high level of play we’ve come to expect each season?