Cleveland Indians: Five bold predictions for the Tribe in 2021

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Five bold predictions for the Cleveland Indians in 2021

With a new year beginning, many are expecting the Cleveland Indians to have a much different year than what they’ve shown in the past. Whether it be the team trying to cut payroll, moving towards a rebuild or anything of the like, the Tribe are being viewed as a non-threat in the upcoming year.

However, the front office of the Cleveland Indians is known for a few things. The first is maintaining a competitive roster at all times. For majority of the last 10 years the Indians have found a way to compete each season, no matter the outlook of the roster.

The second is that they have become known for making mid-season moves. Most years the Indians have made some sort of deadline deal, whether it be buying or selling. Depending on what the team is doing when the time comes this year, then maybe we see this again.

The third is that they’ve become known for finding and grooming talent through the minors, but more importantly, accurately deciding when to call players to the big leagues. Most of the time the Indians moves to call players up is at the right time for all players involved.

So, as we transition into 2021, what can we expect from the Cleveland Indians? Most are thinking this season will be different from the past, but what if it’s not? What if the Indians are still the Indians?

This might seem like a stretch that most fans have pushed out of their minds, but it’s still possible. The 2021 season might be more of the same for the Tribe. It will take a bit more time and effort than in the past, but the goal remains the same for the club moving forward. With that being said, here’s five bold predictions for what to expect from the Cleveland Indians in the upcoming 2021 calendar year.