2013 Season Survey Results Are In
At the end of the 2013 season, Wahoo’s on first put together a short, ten question survey to gauge fan reactions to the season, certain players, and a handful of key issues heading into the offseason. We received well over 100 responses to our survey, 118 to be exact, and are ready to present the results to the hungry masses. Without further ado, Wahoo’s on First presents Part 4 of the 2013 Season Survey results. For Parts 1, 2, or click here, here, or here.
The tenth and final question in our 2013 season survey was all about you, the fans. It was your opportunity to let us know what you thought about the 2013 Indians. The floor was yours and you guys brought it strong. Unfortunately, we can’t possibly post every single response we received, so instead here are some of the best and most insightful responses we received.
“Trade Chisenhall and Asdrubal for power hitting third or first baseman or right fielder. Re-sign Ubaldo and Kazmir (if he is cheap). Line Up: CF – Bourn RF/DH – Swisher 2B – Kipnis 3B/1B/RF – Unknown power hitter 1B/DH – Carlos Santana LF – Michael Brantley C – Yan Gomes Leftover Position – Unknown SS – Ramirez/Lindor”
“Chris Antonetti has proven himself to be an extremely shrewd GM, and this season especially really reminds you that the unpredictability of injuries and ineffectiveness of past players have a much bigger impact than we gave them credit for. The Travis Hafner and Sizemore extensions were smart moves, and no one could have predicted how horrible they would work out. Every off-season move (outside of the signing of Brett Myers) this past season reinforces the notion that the Cleveland Indians are in good hands and deserve the faith of its fan base.”
“It will be interesting to see who they bring back and who they lose. There seemed to be more chemistry than before, which helped make up for a lack of stats. Some of the off-season acquisitions may not have produced like they had before, but win streaks seemed longer, losing streaks shorter, and when they hit bottom, they never gave up. Unlike in years past, when the last month or so seemed to be mailed in, there was a different vibe to the team. I wish more would have been to see the games in person, but maybe this year will help next year attendance wise. Finally, to me the difference between the one game playoff and winning the division boiled down to 2 loses to the Tigers. When Salazar gave up the homer to Cabrera and the game Perez blew the save. We change those two games and we are in Oakland. I do have hope for next year.”
“I really liked the moves that the Indians made in the offseason, but I didn’t think that they would be ready for the playoffs just yet. However, Terry Francona turned a “good” team into a playoff team and helped them to turn their weaknesses into strengths. Although the pitching could use even more improvement, the rotation went from a liability to a weapon. The development of youngsters like Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Danny Salazar, Cody Allen, and many others was apparent. Even Lonnie Chisenhall seemed to catch fire at the end of the season. For the most part, advanced metrics back up the Indians’ success this season, and with some savvy moves, the Indians have set themselves up for sustainable success over the long-term and should set out next year to prove that 2013 was no fluke.”
“I haven’t had that much fun in years.”
“Our future is so bright we gotta wear shades ! Go Tribe!”
“Solid year, I hope they spend some money this winter on free agents to complement the core.”
“We brought in some guys. Some worked out, some didn’t. We had a great season. Do some research on guys you think that can help us, and bring the right ones in!”
“Find a way to receive young Starting pitching and/or 1B Matt Adams from the Cardinals in the offseason without including Lindor, Frazier, or Salazar in such a trade.”
“Keep Chief Wahoo and use him more in uniforms and marketing, screw the political correctness minority. I have spoken with several people with Native American descent, not one finds the team name or logo offensive.”
“I can’t wait for next year #rolltribe!”