It happens , but we still got promoted."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsAnalysis & EditorialsCleveland Indians prospects & minor leaguesGame RecapsTransactionsOOTP SimulationsLGT OOTP Update: Bounced in the Divisional SeriesNew,4commentsIt happens, but we still got promoted.EDTShareTweetShareShareLGT OOTP Update: Bounced in the Divisional SeriesAnother season is in the books for our all-Indians Out of the Park Perfect Team. We put together another fine season, but weren’t able to bring home to hardware this time.Like I mentioned: some of the teams are just absurdly stacked, and as the divisions get sorted out in the early season there will be some behemoths in the lower ranks. This league in particular suffered from such mismatches. The team that wen on to win the World Series earned 123 victories on the season, and its opponent had 116 and scored 1,026 runs on the season. Such is life when you have 2002 Barry Bonds batting right before 1921 Babe Ruth, and 2001 Todd Helton batting 8th.We have no such luxuries because, unfortunately, I’m not about to sink my paycheck into this game. The good news is that we’re still getting promoted to Silver League!How did the players fare this season, and who is now on the roster?Here are our position players Marcell Ozuna Jersey , in order of WARAnd likewise, the pitching staffYou’ll notice a shiny new Corey Kluber. Specifically, that is 2014 Corey Kluber, and he seems to be a delightful card. I picked it up for about 1,500 points less than it typically sells for, and that deal was too good to pass up.This gives us the fun and weird chance to use Carlos Carrasco as a fireman/relief ace, with some long relief mixed in. I’m happy with how things shook out. Since we have few good relief options, being able to give the ball to two or three guys for many, many innings is a good way to mitigate that disadvantage.One thing that concerns me is the likely hit to Carrasco’s stats that are coming as a result of his real-life struggles. I’m expecting a -3 to his overall, but hopefully that won’t blunt his pen performance too much.As for the hitters, new additions include Jim Thome and Joe Sewell Miles Mikolas Jersey , from 1997 and 1921, respectively. Sewell is awesome. He’s being trained at every infield position and should be well above average defensively at each. Vic Power continues to over-achieve, and as long as that’s the case I don’t see any reason to dump him. The same goes for our Tito Francona card. I know that neither of these are likely to be with us for the long haul, but since we’re going to be in Silver League next season bronze cards should be perfectly acceptable most of the time. As for Thome, I’m willing to give him another season to see how things go. My concerns about the card striking out too much to be very effective looks like it’s bearing out. It deserves another season before I pass final judgment on it. And besides, I spent less than 1,000 points on it and can probably recoup what I paid for it if it comes to that.What comes next?We’re sitting on a cool 12,427 Perfect Points. Most of the players that would improve the team in a meaningful way are still too expensive to grab. I’m also hesitant to roll the dice and use it on packs. While we might find an amazing card that we can sell for tens of thousands of PP, it’s more likely we end up with a bunch of iron cards and regret.For the hell of it though, let’s rip one open right now and see what we get.Oh dear. A look at what’s happening around the majors on today:THE HAPPENINGThe Yankees know they’ll be playing in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3, and J.A. Happ on track to be their starter. New York clinched a wild-card berth with a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 11 innings on Saturday. Happ , 6-0 with a 2.39 ERA for New York after he was acquired from Toronto, is scheduled to start Sunday against Boston and would be on normal rest next Friday at Boston and for the wild-card game. The left-hander allowed one run and two hits over six innings to win on Sept. 4 at Oakland, New York’s probable wild-card opponent.ON A ROLLThe Tampa Bay Rays will look to keep their faint postseason hopes alive behind streaking left-hander Blake Snell in their series finale against Toronto. Snell (20-5, 1.97 ERA) is 8-0 with a 1.17 ERA in his past eight starts, striking out 63 over 46 innings in that stretch. The Blue Jays will counter with lefty Ryan Borucki, who pitched eight shutout innings to beat Baltimore in his previous outing. The Rays would need a collapse by Oakland in the season’s final week to earn a wild-card berth. If not, the A’s would face the Yankees in the winner-take-all game.TWO’S ENOUGHThe Cardinals shouldn’t expect to need an offensive outburst to maintain their position in the NL wild-card race. Miles Mikolas (16-4, 3.01 ERA), who starts Sunday against San Francisco, is 16-0 when receiving two or more runs of support. St. Louis holds the second wild-card position behind the Milwaukee Brewers, with the Colorado Rockies chasing.LOOKING AHEADNow that they’ve won their first NL East crown since 2013 Jason Motte Jersey , the Atlanta Braves can start figuring out their postseason rotation. Mike Foltynewicz has been the Braves’ most consistent starter and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in Saturday’s division-clinching win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Kevin Gausman has been solid since coming over in a trade with Baltimore and could start Game 2 of the NL Division Series. Beyond that, the Braves have Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.01 ERA), Julio Teheran (16-9, 4.03) and Sean Newcomb (16-12, 4.04). Sanchez can begin stating his case on Sunday when he pitches against the Phillies and ace Aaron Nola.