I know much as been said about the horrific trades that occured in Cleveland over the past week, but having been in C-town over the weekend, and having felt the pain of a city, I had to chime in on the debacle!
“The best selling jersey in Cleveland is the one that says Prospect!” Truer words were never spoken!
DeRosa, Garko, a Cy Young winner for nubbins prospects, then mister Tribe himself, Victor Martinez… to the RED SUX!!! UGH!
Listening to Shapiro admit that it would be hard to win next year, yet trading a gem like Martinez, the only guy actually hitting in the line-up, makes no sense in any world! Give it to us straight Shapiro, you’re trying to come up with the worst team in baseball to move to the team to Miami, aren’t you!
Hearing that Victor was choking back tears with his son on his lap asking if they were still Indians… unbelievable. I would loved to have picked up my Victor bobblehead Saturday night and shoved it somewhere in the front office!
If the money isn’t coming in to be able to afford top of the line talent, alienating an entire fan base by getting rid of the guy that has been with the Tribe through thick and thin, is the absolute wrong way to go! The way you get butts in seats is by winning Shapiro! Put together a line-up to make it happen and stop with the “rebuiliding” or “next year” mentality! IT’S NOT WORKING!
It’s as if management is looking for the only successful players and dumping them! What next, GRADY!!???
If the next trade doesn’t involve Shapiro and Wedge… the Tribe have no chance of turning this thing around.
I’m sickened, I’m saddened and I’m pissed that an entire team is being ruined by an idiot in a suit! At least I just purchased this lovely diddy…