Corey Kluber was one of the most dominating pitchers in 2014.He went 18-9 with a ERA of 2.44 while punching out 269 batters.With those numbers,he went on to be the Cy Young Award winner for the American League.But so far in 2015 things have not gone his way.He’s yet to win a game in 7 starts and has a ERA of 5.04.
The Indians as a hole are not playing particularly good baseball and are finding themselves in the Basement of the AL Central.Theres no doubt that the success of the team will be centered around Kluber as they hope he can regain his Cy Young form of a year ago.
Last year in 7 starts, he was 2-3 with a ERA of 3.60. It’s still fairly early in the sesason and Kluber has the potential to go on a tear, but with the Royals and Tigers at the top of the division, the Indians are banking on Kluber’s arm to get them back in the race.
Some big questions that the Indians may face if they eventually fall out of the race is; can Kluber be a solid addition for a team with playoff aspirations? Can the Indians get some young prospects in return with a potential trade? Im sure as we get closer to the July trade deadline, these questions will be asked and answered as the Indians will be forced to weigh their options.