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Old 03-28-12, 05:23 PM
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Thanks guys i just get so emotional about our teams.On a side note indians are not doing good, cant hit, cant pitch.
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Old 03-29-12, 07:32 PM
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2 more losses from the most pathetic team i seen this year.
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Jon Heyman of CBS is reporting that the Indians are on the verge of acquiring Bobby Abreu from the Los Angeles Angels. Trevor Crowe is apparently part of the trade as well and the Angels will likely pay the majority of Abreu's $9 million he's owed this season.
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Jon Heyman of CBS is reporting that the Indians are on the verge of acquiring Bobby Abreu from the Los Angeles Angels. Trevor Crowe is apparently part of the trade as well and the Angels will likely pay the majority of Abreu's $9 million he's owed this season.
Oh, no!!! Not Trevor Crowe!!!

All sarcasm aside, if Abreu had anything left in the tank, the Angels wouldn't be peddling him. They, unlike the Indians, are in the business of winning.
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Old 03-30-12, 12:53 AM
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Not entirely true. Abreu has been vocal about wanting out of LA due to feeling like he's not getting enough playing time. The Angels like a couple of guys more (Torii Hunter, Kendry Morales) and Abreu is getting the short end of the stick these days, so the Angels have been looking to deal him to a place where he can get his desired playing time.
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Not entirely true. Abreu has been vocal about wanting out of LA due to feeling like he's not getting enough playing time. The Angels like a couple of guys more (Torii Hunter, Kendry Morales) and Abreu is getting the short end of the stick these days, so the Angels have been looking to deal him to a place where he can get his desired playing time.
Abreu is 37. He hit .253 last year with eight homers and 60 RBI, mostly as a DH because his outfield skills are eroding. His slugging percentage was .353. His teammate, singles hitter Maicer Izturis, had a slugging percentage of .388.

Whether Abreu wanted a trade or not, the Angels wouldn't deal him if he had any real value to them. Why do you think he's not playing now?

Of course, .253 with eight homers ought to win him the leftfield job in Cleveland.

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Old 03-30-12, 10:45 AM
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Abreu is just the kind of player ownership/mangement brings in, he is way past his prime and has very little left in the tank. Sadly many fans will yet again fall for this move.
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Old 03-30-12, 12:06 PM
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It sounds like the deal is now on-hold at best. Abreu is in the Angels lineup today.
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Cleveland sent seven players to the minor leagues Friday. Left-hander Nick Hagadone and infielder Russ Canzler were optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Reassigned to minor league camp were catcher Luke Carlin, infielder Andy LaRoche, lefty Chris Seddon and right-handers Chris Ray and Robinson Tejeda.
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March 30 roster moves: Donald, Wheeler make the team.


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A couple of weeks ago, I'd heard that the Indians were thinking of signing Johnny Damon. Anyone know what happened with that?

Damon is still competent in the field, and he's still capable of hitting .280 or so, with perhaps 20 home runs.
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A couple of weeks ago, I'd heard that the Indians were thinking of signing Johnny Damon. Anyone know what happened with that?

Damon is still competent in the field, and he's still capable of hitting .280 or so, with perhaps 20 home runs.
I think lots of teams think he can't play the field any more and we already have a DH. Good OBP guy and a smart baserunner though. Would be an upgrade over anybody we have, though.
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I think lots of teams think he can't play the field any more and we already have a DH. Good OBP guy and a smart baserunner though. Would be an upgrade over anybody we have, though.
Damon played right field every day last year for Tampa Bay in the heat of a playoff race. He still looked pretty capable to me. If Damon can handle right field in 2011, I can't see why he couldn't handle left in Cleveland in 2012.

Plus the fact that he's still got some pop in his bat. Plus the fact that he's still got good wheels. Plus the fact that he's a winner who produces in the clutch and plays his best in big games.

Lotsa pluses for Johnny Damon. I can't think of a negative. Except for his price tag. Oops!! I forgot. We're fans of Dolan's team. Damon is probably out of Uncle Larry's price range.

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Another loss by a team who can lose lose 100 games, contending is impossible.
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Old 03-30-12, 11:31 PM
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Old 03-31-12, 01:49 AM
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Gomez named the 5th starter. The rest of the positions will be announced Sunday.
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Cleveland indians 10 losses in a row what a bunch of losers.
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Old 04-01-12, 12:16 AM
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Gomez named the 5th starter. The rest of the positions will be announced Sunday.
Happy Gomez won this spot. He has pitched really well during Spring Training.
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Cleveland indians 10 losses in a row what a bunch of losers.
You do realize these are still Spring Training games, right? D÷uche.
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Pomeranz goes 6 shut out innings and improves to 3-0 this spring with a 0.53 ERA for the Rockies. That is all...
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Old 04-01-12, 11:36 AM
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Horrible trade trading drew.
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Pomeranz goes 6 shut out innings and improves to 3-0 this spring with a 0.53 ERA for the Rockies. That is all...
I got home from church this morning and walked into my apartment to the sound of Tim Kurkjian blasting the Jimenez-Pomeranz trade on ESPN. Unfortunately, I only caught the tail end of Kurkjian's diatribe. But from what I heard, he said that the Indians were tying all their hopes to Ubaldo, who has shown no indication that he'll ever return to his 2010 form.
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And furthermore, you never, EVER trade a talented young lefty with a power arm. I know, I know. I've said that before...
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Johnny Damon anyone?

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I'd rather have Duncan playing fulltime.
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I'd rather have Duncan playing fulltime.
Completely disagree. I'll take a platoon over Shelley Duncan every day. Damon vs righties, Shelley vs lefties.
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I'd rather have Damon, unless Johnny D has been sitting around all winter getting fat. The Indians could always platoon Damon and Duncan.

Damon can still hit for power and he can still play the outfield. Abreu can no longer do either.

The Indians should have had enough sense to see this weeks ago, right after Sizemore's injury. They should have gone out and traded for a legit outfielder then. Or they should have signed Damon and ensured that he'd be ready to open the season when camp broke.

Instead, they opened up competition to a bunch of career backups and expected one guy to emerge as a legitimate big leaguer. Then they're disappointed when none of them does.

If they do sign Damon now, he'll probably have to go through extended spring training.

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