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Signing the youngsters to long term deals

Looks like the Rays are really looking in to the future.  They just signed rookie 3B Evan Longoria to a guaranteed 6 year deal, with options that could make it a 9 years deal. All this to a rookie...


My final day in Winter Haven watching the Tribe

Random thoughts as they pop in my head from earlier today so they're not in any particular order: Wow, what a gorgeous day. I got to Chain of Lakes Park relatively early for me (12:00 noon) and...


What was this guy thinking ?

Former Tribe catcher Jesse Levis is in a bit of hot water with the authorities.  I wonder if Levis and Sauerbeck ever teamed up as battery mates at some point.  One guy behind the curtains and the...


Video highlights - Tribe vs. Reds

Here's a short clip from the local TV station that showed some highlights from yesterday's game in Sarasota.  You'll have to disregard the sports announcer as he got all the names wrong - naming...


Offer to Sabathia on the table

This from Paul Hoynes: being tight-lipped as usual.  What are the odds C.C. would sign a hometown "discount" contract like Jake Peavy ?My wag is that he was offered...


Marte II/post season rosters

I'm posing this question in review of a number of Jay's posts regarding Brandon Phillips and looking for a comparison to Andy Marte.The question is this: to what extent can the Indians afford to...



This excerpt from Paul Hoynes of the PD.Marte is out of options after this season. The Indians must keep him in the big leagues next year, trade him or risk losing him on waivers.Scouts who have...


Tigers sign Bonderman

The Detroit Tigers signed 24 year old pitcher Jeremy Bonderman to a 4 year/$38 mil contract.  He could have been a free agent after the 2008 season.He gets $4.5 mil next year, $8.5 in 2008, and...


offseason banter

This from Mark Shapiro:"Trading Phillips was a mistake," Shapiro said. "We erred on the side of winning now at the expense of the future.We had a lot of divided opinion, and I think we learned from...


What would you give for Crawford ?

Since it's been rumored that Devil Rays' LF Carl Crawford may be made available in a trade this offseason, what would you trade in return to get him ?He's signed through 2010 and he's only 25 years...


Past comments

Every now and then I like to look back at old posts and see how predictions or comments panned out.  I found this somewhat amusing."Take out the blowouts, and Sauerbeck gave up 7 ER in 30 IP -- a...


Wickman vs. Byrd

Just wondering how and why this clubhouse confrontation occured.  The team has been struggling and they need a kick in the pants.You get 2 veteran pitchers together and they're chatting about what...


If you think you have problems ...

This is an excerpt from John Daly's recent book."Daly three-putted from 15 feet on the second playoff hole against Woods at Harding Park. He headed to Las Vegas and lost $600,000 within 30 minutes....


Tweaking the OF

Any chance the Indians could still make a change in RF by trading for a guy like Johnny Gomes ?  Gomes only played a partial season last year but he put up big numbers.  He did show a propensity to...


Broussard trade rumor

FWIW:This Friday morning on 620 WDAE in Tampa the guy who gives the updates every 20 minutes said he had it from a relaible source that the Indians were determining what it would take for a team to...


Players that have impressed

I've been to 4 Tribe games this Spring to date.  I'll be attending 6 more before they head north.  These players have stood out in the games I've watched.  Listed in no particular order.Andy Marte:...

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