When it comes to being a fan of a Major League Baseball Team, patience isn’t just a virtue, it’s a necessity. The Cleveland Indians have started the season with a disappointing 7-14 record in April and there’s a bunch of reasons for that. They’ve lost key players due to injuries. Nearly every hitter has underachieved (not you Ryan Raburn!). The bullpen has blown leads. The Cy Young Award winner from last season has underwhelmed and has yet to win a game. When a combination of events such as this happens, it’s almost impossible for any team to succeed.
But that’s the thing about baseball. With a 162 game season spanning over six months, one bad day, week, or even month can often be overcome. Have the Indians lost six of their last ten? Yes. Have they one two of their last three? Yes. Do they have Corey Kluber, the defending Cy Young Award winner taking the mound today against Aaron Sanchez, a man with a 5.03 ERA? YES.
When it comes to the early part of the baseball season, there’s always time. I’ve learned over the years not to judge a team before Memorial Day at earliest, and you often don’t see what that team really is until much later than that. So come join us as we look for the signs of a turnaround in an Indians season that has not gone well thus far, but has plenty of time left.