may be stuck on 40 for a bit

| June 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Yeah, yeah, I know – I give the Tribe some love a few days ago, then it starts to fall apart.

Thanks to Jonathan Sanchez, Cleveland will now be without Shin-Soo Choo for at least a month after Sanchez broke Choo’s thumb with a wild pitch Friday night in San Francisco. And just when Choo was heating up.

I’m afraid that, especially with Grady Sizemore appearing more and more clueless at the plate, the Indians may look back on Friday night and say they left their pennant hopes, along with the heart of their order, in San Francisco.

P.S. — last month, in response to an Indians post I made here, a reader responded with an angry comment about the dirty play by a Marlins runner that knocked SF catcher and rising star Buster Posey out for the season. Jwood, I hope you feel better now.

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  1. andvogel says:

    I’m curious as to what you guys think the Indians should do at the trade deadline. The Tribe has clearly overachieved and in spring training not many expected them to be buyers rather than sellers by the end of July. That being said, with Choo and Sizemore still expected to be out for a little bit, the Indians need at least another outfield bat and maybe another arm — otherwise it’s hard to see them staying at the top of a crowded AL Central division. It’s hard to envision an OF combo of Brantley/Carrera/Kearns/Buck keeping the team in it for much longer.
    Acquiring Carlos Beltran would be a home run at the deadline, but would probably be a tad expensive for a young team that doesn’t want to part with too much minor league talent. Former Indian Coco Crisp would be a nice addition from the A’s who might come relatively cheaply. Antonetti could also kick the tires on a couple of outfielders from KC in Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera. The Indians could also also probably use another arm — Hiroki Kuroda would be a fit if he waived his no trade clause from the Dodgers (the rival Tigers are also interested in the LA righty).
    The Indians have been a nice story so far in a division that’s up for grabs with no dominant team in the Central. However, the Indians should be buyers at this year’s deadline. With so many injuries to key players, it’s hard to see the Indians playing in October without making a move or two before July 31.

  2. ell26greatone says:

    Shows what this guy knows. Indians have won three since then.

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