Cleveland Indians: Top 3 off-the-field moments of 2020

Starting pitcher Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)
Starting pitcher Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) /
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Starting pitcher Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians talks with Roberto Perez #55 (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) /

Top 3 off-the-field moments of 2020 for the Cleveland Indians

With 2020 behind us, we reflect on the three best moments that happened off the field for the Cleveland Indians over the past year. Now, all three moments have a direct relationship to what happened on the field, but didn’t actually happened in a game. If we were doing best in-game moments the article could be endless from late game heroics to impressive outings and immaculate innings.

For starters, we should just recognize the fact that we were able to watch the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball in 2020. There was more than one point during the year that it seemed unlikely. Thanks to adaptations by the league and all 30 teams, we were able to get an abbreviated season. However, not only did we get Tribe baseball, but we saw another postseason berth, albeit short.

There’s no question that the 2020 season was abnormal, fitting the description of the year, but the Indians’ offseason has been just as unnatural so far. The team has been quiet in trade talks and has shown little action in the free agent market, despite being a team rumored to be flipping their roster to save money.

With this, it can be expected that the 2021 season will look much different than what we’ve become accustomed to seeing. The roster itself will be similar, but the pieces that could be missing will leave behind large gaps. Nevertheless, the expectations should remain similar as the Cleveland Indians have shown recently to favor a rebrand rather than a rebuild.

Before we continue our coverage of looking forward into the 2021 season, we take a look back at 2020 and reflect on three moments that stand apart from the others. These three happened off the field and should be an indication of what’s to come in Cleveland moving forward.