The regular season in the Dominican Winter League came to a close Sunday, which now means that the playoffs are nearly upon us.
However, this is only slightly newsworthy for the Tribe as most of the Indians that were playing in the DWL will not be advancing to the postseason. We already know that Jose Ramirez’s season came to an end due to injury, and Ronny Rodriguez and Colt Hynes will not be playing in the playoffs because their team, Estrellas de Oriente, did not qualify for the postseason.
Something could change and a player may be picked up by a Dominican team that did qualify for the postseason, but as of now, it appears as if Leones del Escogido might be the team for Indians fans to follow this postseason.
Erik Gonzalez is a member of the team, and hopefully he will get an opportunity to continue his torrid winter season throughout the playoffs. Also, Carlos Santana has been playing at third base for the team, and we all that’s been one of the more noteworthy items to come from the winter leagues this season.
Nonetheless, here are some thoughts, both deep and shallow, from this past week’s winter ball action…