Maybe I am a dreamer, but I still believe this team could win such a flawed AL Central. That being said, I believe the next nine games (Minn, CHI, and KC) will tell tribe fans a lot more about the rest of the year. With all the injuries and pitching woes, I think that one thing that has been overlooked by some is the number of games we have played against a very strong AL East teams (Bos, Tor, NYY, and TB) compared to the rest of the division.
I think winning at least two out of three of these series is critical and will determine what the front office will do with this team. I think if we can come out of this stretch of nine game 5GB or less, I think we might have a legit shot at the AL Central. What makes me think this? Mostly, the return of key parts like Westbrook, Sizemore, Hafner (maybe), Laffey and, Raffy R which will make July and August very good months for this team. I like the way a rotation of Lee, Pavano, Westbrook, Laffey and Huff (or someone we get for DeRosa) sounds and sets up for a stretch run to try and win the division.
This is my first shot at post something so if I did something wrong please let me know and I will correct it. Just thought I would get peoples thoughts on the next few weeks.