Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Cleveland Indians
The chances the Tribe will contend anytime soon? Just a bit outside.
Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Cleveland Indians, who have suffered a near-total breakdown since the 2007 American League Championship Series.
Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 86-76, first place
Current record: 61-88, fifth place
To make matter worse, Charlie Sheen has made himself a bigger star with "Two and a Half Men" than he ever did with "Major League." Can Cleveland catch a break?To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Indians and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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Insider and Baseball Prospectus now ask: What went wrong for each MLB team, and what may the future hold? We'll be covering the playoff teams as they're eliminated, and finish off with what the World Series champs need to do to improve (hey, there's always something).
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