- Dave Cameron, FanGraphs
When Dan Szymborski released his updated playoff odds to account for moves -- or lack thereof -- at the trade deadline, he noted that the big losers on Wednesday were the Cleveland Indians. The deadline came and went, and the Tribe failed to add any talent to their roster, while the Tigers, Orioles, Rangers and Red Sox made strong additions to bolster their rosters for the stretch run. Standing still while your competitors improve is equivalent to going backwards.
Dave Cameron writes why the Indians aren't likely to maintain their success. He cites multiple players -- for instance Ryan Raburn -- that are playing way above their head at this point in the season.