The Winds of Winter
- Apr 3, 2012
- Reaction score
It's that time of the year again.
- Franmil Reyes becomes the third player in franchise history with a 50+ HR season (Thome, Belle) and breaks Jim Thome's 2002 record for home runs in a single season, as he leads the American League with 55 bombs.
- The Indians have three 30-30 players this season - Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, and... Oscar Mercado. Ramirez had a 30-30 season in 2018, Lindor's closest was a 38-25 season in 2018, and Mercado was at a 15-15 mark last season, making him the biggest stretch. Mercado had multiple 30+ SB seasons in the minor leagues.
- Bobby Bradley slugs 25 HR and takes over as a regular in the starting lineup against right handing pitching.
- Shane Bieber wins the 2020 AL Cy Young Award, beating out top contenders such as Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander, Blake Snell, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Jose Berrios, and Mike Clevinger. He tops the American League with a 2.27 ERA and 19 wins.
- Logan Allen takes over as the legitimate #3 starter in the rotation, behind Cy Young candidates Bieber and Clevinger. He becomes the first good left handed starter the Indians have had since
T.J. House, Scott Kazmir, Cliff Lee.