1 by land, 2 by sea, 3 Baerga
- Jan 10, 2009
- Reaction score
It's actually just Callaway then Willis since 2013The Indians success with pitching has gone along for a long time. Since 2013, the beginning of the Kluber era, the rotatiin has ranked below fifth in either fWAR or ERA among all MLB teams only once. In that period it has the highest fWAR and fourth lowest ERA.
Its maintained its success thru several iterations of the rotation and its fair share of injuries...and without spending much money of free agents.
That 2013 rotation consisted of Kluber, Masterson, Kasmir, Ubaldo, McAllister, Salazar, and Carrasco.
By the next year Kazmir was gone and House, Bauer, and Tomlin were added.
2015 saw McAllister to the pen and Anderson brought up to fillin for miltiole injuries.
2016 saw Clevinger get his shot, behind Kluber, Bauer, Cookie, Tomlin, and Salazar.
2017 brought more change as Clevinger took the place of Salazar.
Beiber and Plutko got their shots in 2018 as Tomlin faced his last hurrah.
2019 saw Bieber start taking charge and both Plesac and Civale arrive as the rotation lost Kluber, Cookie, Clevinger...and traded Bauer.
And here we are with an elite no name rotation under team control for a loooong time.
Outside of NE Ohio the only names fans know are Bieber and Carrasco.
During that period, we have had only two pitching coaches...Willis...Callaway...Willis again.
Carl's previous stint with the club was 2003-09