This season was another adventurous one with plenty of ups and downs. While the Tribe came up short, they were in the race the whole year and showed plenty of reason to be excited for next year. The starting pitching staff was the strong suit of the team, especially toward the end of the year. Corey Kluber anchored the staff with a Cy Young caliber season. Carlos Carrasco bounced back from a shaky start in the rotation and a bullpen stint by finished the year on fire. Danny Salazar also started very slow but turned it around as well. Trevor Bauer was up and down over the whole year, but overall was pretty solid. T.J. House occupied the No. 5 spot and did very well. Offensively, the best player by far was Michael Brantley who was unbelievably consistent over the whole year, and was the epitome of a 5 tool player. Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher both had injury plagued seasons and were disappointing when they played. Jason Kipnis was a disappointment after a career year in 2013. Lonnie Chisenhall was very good offensively, but mediocre at best defensively. Jose Ramirez manned the shortstop position at the end of the year with good defense, but offensively he did not do much. David Murphy was the everyday right fielder by default, and was nothing special. Carlos Santana was injured early and started slow, but finished very strong. Kenston Junior Athlete Barrett Weber says about last season that, "It was a disappointing season, but there were definitely some bright spots."
Coming off a 92-70, wild-card winning season, the Cleveland Indians are beginning the 2014 season with renewed expectations. The Tribe put together a spring training record of 20-9-2 and is looking to carry the momentum over into the regular season. The Detroit Tigers appear to be the biggest threat to win the American League Central Division. Along with the Indians, the Kansas City Royals could also be in contention.
Welcome to your new Cleveland Indians page. My name is Tyler Lance and I will be taking over the page for this semester. I hope to have daily trivia questions and stats of the day, along with updates from around the MLB. Also on this page will be Tribe player of the week (when the games start) and this date in baseball history. Be sure to check on the page every day so you don't miss any of the updates!
The new baseball season is about to start and the Indians are a new team. A lot of new players are headed down to Goodyear in Arizona. My name is Jonathan Wiegand and I'm bringing back the Indians fan page. The first work out for Cleveland starts on February 12, and full team practices start on the 14th. The season is approaching very quickly so for all you Kenston students who are baseball fans its time to start thinking fantasy baseball. Fantasy baseball is very fun. It allows you to draft your own players and manage your team throughout the season. You compete with your friends to gain the most points and play for the win. I hope you return to this page for more fantasy news, Indians news, and Kenston Involvement with the Cleveland Indians. I also love the Yankees more than anything in my life.