After winning the American League Cy Young Award, Shane Bieber is already at the top of the game among the starting pitchers in the league. With the expected trade of Francisco Lindor closing in, Bieber will be looked at to take the mantle as the face of the Cleveland Indians. Given the down season from Lindor, he might have already done so in the eyes of some.
Since arriving to the major league roster in Cleveland, Bieber has done nothing but impress, working his way to the top of his position. When looking ahead, Bieber could be one of the bright spots on what could end up being an odd season for the Tribe.
Making moves to cut payroll could leave Cleveland with a very different roster with a much different conclusion to the season than we’re used to, but Bieber should remain consistent.
Already one of the best pitchers in the game, Bieber will be the most important building block for the future, serving as the catalyst for one of the youngest and most intriguing rotations in all of baseball. While Bieber is the most well known, he’s far from the only pitcher that will play into the future of Cleveland baseball with Zach Plesac, Aaron Civale and Triston McKenzie all set to join him on the ride.