The 2013 MLB season was a wild one for Danny Salazar and the Cleveland Indians that he now is a household name with. The team wasn’t supposed to be that good, only decent as they made their way towards being a good one. Almost the same could have been said about the early season debut of Salazar. He did fare very well in his debut and continued to fight his way towards winning the right to be called upon during the wildcard playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
What a ride it was but that ride is far from over for the Indians and Salazar. Coming the 2014 season, the Indians will be able to count on Salazar to be one of the top three members of their starting rotation. Pitching has been and will be a question overall for this team but to be sure, Salazar’s emergence is good news for them.
Add to his solid performance the steady Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez assuming they are both back with the Tribe and you have the makings of a solid rotation. Trevor Bauer could emerge in spring training to be given a bottom of the rotation spot as could a few others. While it certainly wouldn’t be expected, the Tribe could end up with a starting rotation that is solid on the front end and promising on the back side. However they end up performing you can count on Salazar being a key member. Good for him.