Havok1517 wrote:I'm not saying they would trade Bruce but if the Indians offered a combo of Sabathia & Cabrera then maybe they'd pull the trigger. But teams like Philly & SD seem ideal for Boone. Plus, he can play 2B & SS along with 3B....so he has value. BTW, Denofria is very good and would be a starter on another team and hit 35HR this year imo.
Now I've heard it all. Sabathia and Cabrera for Bruce.
The Tribe does need to move Peralta down for a bit, but here's the levelheaded answers:
1) Don't worry about Marte. I'm concerned about his numbers, but running hot-and-cold on young players isn't the right response. Despite the fact that I think he's replacement player level, the Indians still messed up with B. Phillips and they don't need to repeat the mistakes with Marte.
2) Leave the bullpen largely as it is. Only utilize Mota in mop-up for now, but other than that players are beginning to revert back to form.
3) Look to trade for a nice lefty RP. D. Marte would be a nice addition, but this should be a goal to reach near the AS break when a little less may be needed to grab someone.
4) Chill out, everyone. I think you'll see some cosmetic changes to appease the freakouts, but management still believes in this team and I don't see any reason to drastically alter my impressions of anyone. We know what we're getting with Boone, Byrd, etc. And anyone that didn't see a step back year for Peralta was kidding themselves.
Bottom line, this team doesn't look like it's well situated to make the playoffs. But people, this is Cleveland. We haven't had a team win anything since '64 for a reason! <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>