Indians have surplus at catcher, corner outfield

Originally Published: November 6, 2008
By Jonah Keri | Special to ESPN.com

The defending champion Indians figured to battle with the offensively loaded Tigers for the 2008 AL Central crown. But a rash of injuries and disappointing performances effectively ended Cleveland's season before the All-Star break.

On the plus side, Cliff Lee had a monster season, going 22-3 with a league-leading 2.54 ERA, giving himself the inside track for the AL Cy Young award. Grady Sizemore was arguably the best position player in the league, while Kelly Shoppach and Shin-Soo ...

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