Sporting news graded the Indians offseason as a “D” ... tied for the worse grade in all of MLB with the Red Sox and Rockies who also ‘earned “D”
Key acquisitions: RP Emmanuel Clase
Money or "no money," Cleveland owes its fans more than a World Series appearance in 2016 and regression ever since. A better-than-expected 2019 season should mean that the window remains open at least a little bit in the AL Central and for another run at the World Series. Luckily, Shane Bieber looks like he could be Cleveland's next ace, and the pitching largely held up in 2019. That should be the case for 2020, and we should be talking Indians challenging the Twins for the central.
Instead, there's Francisco Lindor trade talk, Corey Kluber actually was traded to Texas (for not much) and the team looks like it's going to be average offensively once again in 2020. (We'll see whether a full season of Franmil Reyes can help that.) Cleveland fans deserve more, Terry Francona deserves more. Just another fruitless offseason for the Indians.”