Justin Lada covers the Cleveland Indians for the Lake County News Herald and Burning River Baseball. I have long said the team I'd like to avoid is the Indians, that is until I found out the team they would like to avoid is the Yankees.

It's not that the Yankees took out the Twins in the American League Wild Card Game, it was the way they did it that has Cleveland fans scared. The Ace of the Yankees staff had basically nothing and only recorded ONE out before getting the hook. It was the bull pen that handled the remaining 26 outs.

In Cleveland the hopes were the Yankees would catch the Red Sox and win the AL East so that the Indians would avoid them until the ALCS. This gives me hope for a Yankees win over the Indians.