Sep 29 2016A WEEK AWAY
The Indians open the ALDS a week from Thursday, October 6, almost certainly on the road in either Boston or Texas. The bad news is both those teams easily won the season series from the Tribe this year. The good news? This time, you only have to win three games. Boston has a tremendous lineup and the potential end of David Ortiz' career, plus two good starting pitchers. The Rangers also have a lineup that mashes, and...two good starting pitchers. The Indians, meanwhile, have two homerun bombers and a bunch of versatile guys having career years (see Ramirez, Jose). They also have a terrific shutdown bullpen and...ONE good starting pitcher. And he has a tight groin and strained quad. But adversity, thy name is Indians. Let's see were this all goes. I feel pretty good about it.