New Year, New Hopes For Indians

Perhaps the most viable wish for Cleveland fans is that this year's team proves to be just as unpredictable as last year's. The 2006 season certainly didn't go according to form for the Indians. The young team that had won 93 games a year earlier dropped to 78. The bullpen that had been the best in baseball a year earlier dropped to 24th in relief ERA (4.66). The team outscored its opponents by nearly 100 runs (870-782)—and scored the second-most runs in the big leagues—yet still finished six games under .500 and in fourth place in the American League Central.

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