Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, March 9, 2021 -- "Transition, and the Indians"

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"What’s left is still a good team because the Indians are run by very smart people who have been well ahead of baseball’s trends. They’ve been leaders in maximizing the value of talent in their system, from Corey Kluber to Jose Ramirez to Shane Bieber, players who weren’t top-100 prospects coming through the minors but who became superstars in the majors. This year’s team won’t be bad, even after trading ten wins to the Mets, but it now slots in behind the White Sox and Twins, fighting for a wild card it’s unlikely to win."