Friday, May 16, 2008

Back Where We Belong

And Now.... Your.... First Place...... Cleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeveland Indiannnnnnnnnns!
The Tribe busts out the brooms at the Jake on Thursday with a 4-2 win over Oakland. Aaron Laffey continues to impress and the starting pitching has been off the hook. Cleveland completed a 6-1 homestand in which it allowed runs in just four of 64 innings. The starters went 6-0 with a 0.16 ERA and haven't allowed an earned run in 50 1/3 innings. Only "The Realtor" Rafael Betancourt has allowed an earned run over the last six games and unfortunately he has given up 4. He'll turn it around. Laffey goes 7 and gives up just the unearned run, which was actually his own throwing error (stupid MLB rule by the way). Jhonny Peralta with a homer and Benny Francisco adds three hits and an rbi. Tribe now up SIX, count em.. SIX games over heavy payrolled Detroit in the AL Central.

Meantime, Fox Sports's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that if Colorado continues to swan dive, the Rockies may look to deal Matt Holliday, who becomes a free agent after the 2009 season. Holliday is a Scott Boras client and will demand huge money in two years and the Rockies likely will not be able to pay him. Here is what Rosenthal writes in regards to possible teams that could trade for the 28 year old stud LF:

Among the clubs that could pursue Holliday:
Cleveland. The Indians need to inject offense. They might prefer to upgrade in their infield, but their production in both outfield corners is poor.

DCB's thoughts? GO GET HIM NOW SHAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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