White Sox vs. Indians: Q/A with Wahoo’s on First

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Apr 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher

Cody Allen

(37) pitches during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

1. Thus far, what are your thoughts on the 2014 Cleveland Indians?

Right now I like where they stand. Even though the offense has been a bit sluggish at times, it doesn’t appear to be anything to worry about right now, especially in April. What’s really been encouraging has been our pitching. The starting rotation has looked solid for the most part, but our bullpen has been great.

The late inning combo of Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen is un-hittable, Marc Rzepczynski has been almost perfect and John Axford has already racked up four saves. The only real issue has been Vinnie Pestano, and the Indians just optioned him back to Triple-A Columbus.

If the pitching can keep performing like they have been and the offense comes around once the weather starts to heat up, I think the Indians could be real contenders this season. Of course, there’s still a long way to go, and anything can happen between now and the end of September.