Cleveland Indians Officially Eliminated from Playoff Race
We have entered a dark time in the Cleveland Indians’ 2011 season. It’s a misfortune we all knew was coming—one that the Tribe actually staved off for longer than most had expected them to.
But alas, the time is upon us: after yesterday’s 12-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Indians are officially mathematically out of the playoff race.
Already out of the AL Central race after the Detroit Tigers clinched the division Friday, the Indians were—believe it or not—still in the running for the AL wild card slot. No one had seriously expected Cleveland to overtake the Blue Jays, Angels, Rays, and Red Sox, but until Monday night it was at least theoretically possible.
The annual wait ’til next year has officially begun. At least this time we put it off until late September.
MLB Rumors: 5 Teams That Aren't Selling But Should
Most MLB teams are buying or selling this trade deadline, but these five teams refuse to sell when they should before July 31. Read More
MLB Rumors: 5 Surprise Players Who Could Be Traded
Everyone knows the players who are on the trading block this season. However, there are other players who could be on the move that nobody is talking about. Here are five of them. Read More