The Indians came into August in an unusual position: with one of the best records in baseball. Terry Pluto says that means they approached Monday’s trade deadline with a whole different mentality.
“This time, because the Indians were in first place, ... they were definitely buyers.
Reversing roles with the Yankees
“Terry Francona loves relief pitchers, and there’s one thing he loves even more than relief pitchers is good left-handed relief pitchers because they’re so rare.