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Indians Tidbits (2008 season)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    word is we are trying to work a deal for Alex Rios

    We'd give up Cliff Lee and Frankin Guitierez
  2. OH10

    OH10 *

    Goddamnit. Baseball drives me nuts. It's so disappointing that the Indians could not capitalize last year, because the AL is an arms race right now, and the Indians have the budget of fucking Guatamala compared to the Yanks, Red Sox, Angels and Tigers.

    The worst thing to happen to the Indians... salary cap in the NHL. Now the Tigers' owner can take all of that money he was spending on the Red Wings and dump it into the Tigers.

    I hate to say, but the Indians are not in much of a different situation right now with Sabathia than the Twins are with Santana, the A's are with Haren, or the Marlins were with Dontrelle. Small market teams have to trade these big-time players because they just can't sign them. And you have to hope those prospects you get in return can peak at the same time. (I thought that's what happened last year for the Indians).

    EDIT: From now on, I'm not just an Indians fan. I'm a fan of any small market team that goes out and prevents these teams from buying championships.
  3. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    speaking of C.C., not such good news there. Shapiro has stated they will not use any other "pitcher" contracts as a barometer for what they offer C.C.

    Translation: We will be hoping C.C. takes a home-town discount
  4. OH10

    OH10 *

    Awesome. Considering he's from L.A., he'll be an Angel by this time next year. :shake:
  5. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    unless he's traded, which they've (Indians management) have avoided by saying at every opportune moment we won't do

    By mid-season, if we aren't playing well, you can bet he's gone. If we are playing well, we can watch him leave like Manny, Thome, and a slew of others
  6. Crashcup

    Crashcup The Voice of Reason

    He is gone. It just hasn't been made public.

    Tribe ownership HAS to spin this or risk whatever goodwill the team has.
  7. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I'd agree he's gone after this year. If that is the case though, the ownership needs to make a move and acquire solid talent. The worst thing to do is let the guy walk out of here without getting anything in return.

    I'll understand if we're in the thick of it come trade-dealine next year and we decide to ride the season out in hopes of a world series, but if we're 6 or more back, I think it's time to unload C.C. and get something of value. And then boycott ownership for being stingy even though they were top 10 in profits 2 years ago.
  8. The Man

    The Man The truth

    not to hijack your Indians thread but I think the Tigers and Red Sox have to be WS favorites right now(assuming the Santana deal goes down). As a die-hard Detroit fan this is the most excited I have been for a baseball season ever.
  9. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I'd be excited too as a Detroit fan, but if the Red Sox get Johan, what's the point for anyone?

    Johan, Beckett, Schilling, Daiskue, Buckholtz

  10. OH10

    OH10 *

    I'd be excited too if the Indians could afford to trade for players of the caliber of Cabrera and Willis.

    As it stands, I'm not going to blame the Indians if they ship C.C. now to get something in return. He's not signing a long-term deal here. We can't afford him.
  11. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    two points:

    1. cc is rumored to have an $80 million 5 year contract on the table right now.

    2. the other pitchers as a barometer is more referring to the assinine deal that the Giants gave to Barry Zito, since that has long been rumored to be the gauge of what CC will want.
  12. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Well, that seems a bit unfair. (Though I hear he can't hit a curveball...)
  13. Bucks21

    Bucks21 Junior

    I have heard four years $80-95 million and that the Indians do not mind giving 20 mil plus a year just that they will not commit to a long term 7 year deal. One other thing that needs to be considered is that CC has been with this organization since he was a teenager and does feel that he owes them some loyalty. I won't blame him though if he walks for the big money. My big concern is that the Tigers just got stronger and that the Indians are really one bat away. There main concern should be the corner outfielders, they need to find a big bat for out there. I like Guitz and Francisco but they are looking at Jason Bay. Another position would be third base because Casey Blake puts up just average numbers for that position.FYI I like Blake for his grit but I wouldn't mind someone else. What does everyone else think they should do?
  14. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    gutz and francisco are fairly interchangable from a numerical standpoint. so, if shipping off gutz, shoppach and cliff lee for Bay and ronnie whoever, the pirates current backup catcher i'd do it.
  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    "grit" doesn't hit with RISP so I think we really need another 3rd baseman in addition to a power hitting corner OF. If someone would take Blake of my hands I would do it. In my mind, he is a quality backup infielder/outfielder and that's it.

    I would do that deal in a heartbeat and would even give the Pirates another minor leaguer if that's what it takes to get Bay. We cannot keep on hanging to our prospects because they don't win championships if they are in the minors. I would even strongly consider trading Adam Miller because we really don't know what we have.

    I have mixed emotions regarding CC. Holding him until the season starts probably would not get us what we could get before the season starts. My only hope is that ownership will be willing to pay out that 80-85 mil and have CC signed before the beginning of spring training. If not, I think we end up big losers in a trade situation during the season.

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