Thursday, June 19, 2008

Aren't Things Going Just Swell?!

Paul Byrd is a true competitor with a great attitude but if the Indians are going to make a move soon, they need to move on Byrd first. The fact that he becomes a free agent at the end of the season and that his skills appear to be diminishing in front of our very eyes tells us that the time has come. The fact that presently he is our only healthy right handed starter is offset by his leading the American League (second in all of baseball) in home runs given up. Some team could use his services, perhaps a team with playoff aspirations that plays in a huge outfield, say like Colorado or Detroit? We need hitters now. We've needed them since October. Perhaps we could throw in Jeremy Sowers in the deal as well. Look for the Rox to complete a sweep of the Indians tonight with Sowers on the hill.

The brand of baseball the Cleveland Indians have been playing lately rivals Texas Hold ‘Em on TV for pure excitement. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Wedgie has been getting on-the-job training the last couple of nights from Clint Hurdle on aggressive baseball and situational baseball. It's probably a good thing we didn't meet them in the World Series last year.

Hey, Kellen Winslow Jr. is running a youth football camp here in Cleveland. Why not send your kid? Just think what he (or she) can learn…how NOT to honor a signed contract and how to do stunts on a motorcycle! KW2 and end zone celebrations are the main reasons I don't watch the NFL anymore...Winslow, grow up you puke!

After we get swept tonight by the Rockies, the Indians will take their trail of tears to L.A. where Joe Torre's Dodgers are in need of a team to pound, being 4.5 games behind the Diamondbacks. What will Joe have up his sleeve for the Tribe? After blaming the wind and the heat in Texas, and the thin air in Colorado, what excuses will the Indians have in LA; strict California labor laws, the sounds of group tree hugging, or what?

This team can and should be playing better. They are a better team now without injured Travis Hafner and Victor Martinez who were playing with injuries all season. Those two players were probably not even playing at 40% of their abilities and should have been treated medically long before they were finally put on the DL. Every team has injuries and the Carmona and Westbrook injuries truly make a huge difference in our competitive edge. Even at that, the healthy players appear to be going through the motions at this point.

Shame on them, the coaches, the manager, and the Indians organization.

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