ESPN Insider Jim Bowden Releases MLB Offseason Grades
Sep 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Brandon Moss (37) hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Indians (MLB Rank 15, Grade B-)
"The Indians had a quiet offseason, but their acquisition of Moss could make it loud if he can return to the form he showed in the first half of 2014. Moss’ left-handed power bat should really help lengthen the Indians’ lineup."
We say: Brandon Moss is no doubt a solid addition for the Indians, but which version of him they get still remains a question. Michael Brantley is going to regress, and the addition of Moss should lessen the blow. The Indians still remain a team with a lot of intrigue and their 2015 could swing either way.