While the A's have have caught some breaks, they don't really look lucky, as it were. After all, as they say, luck is the residue of some smart folks building a competitive team on a shoestring budget.
Picking out the best of the best (Dodgers and Twins) and the worst of the worst (Astros).
The Indians, Cubs and A's have traded for relievers.
The Dodgers added a legitimate superstar before the trade deadline and now have one of the deepest lineups in all of baseball without compromising the long-term.
Whether it's something silly like trading for Manny Machado or something slightly more sensible like upgrading the bullpen, the Indians will surely do something to improve their October odds.