Despite getting beaten by the eventual World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the ALCS in 2007, Travis Hafner is ready to try again with a Cleveland Indians club that has changed little from a year ago.
"I think that's one of the strengths of our team, is having good chemistry. Guys play baseball really well together. We got a lot of young guys who I think are still developing and still improving as hitters," Hafner told MLBPLAYERS.com in a recent Players Talk show.
"It's a good lineup -- one through nine, there are no easy outs. We feel we'll be able to score runs from anywhere in the lineup."
After a down season for the feared slugger in 2007 in which he batted .266 with 24 home runs and 100 RBIs, Hafner hopes that his return to form will coincide with the Indians' return to the World Series for the first time since 1997.
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