I cant believe this. Cliff Lee & Ben Francisco were traded to the Phillies. Lee is expected to make his next start Friday, for Philadelphia. The Tribe will receive pitchers Carlos Carrasco, Jason Knapp, catcher Lou Marson and infielder Jason Donald. Knapp, who is the key to all this, is still on the DL. That’s right, the DL. Wow. Cliff Lee was a star, & we went & traded him. Bennie was a great hitter, & was really heating up. & We traded him? This is insanity, in my opinion. I can only hope that all these prospects come to us soon, & at least two of them make a good impact on the Tribe. I love the Tribe..but I just am not sure what to think about this. I honestly expected Cliff to be traded. I didn’t, however, expect Bennie to be traded also. It’s just been tough recently, & these trades hurt. Who knows, maybe all the players involved in this deal will greatly help the Tribe. It was good having Bennie & Lee with the Tribe. I will miss them, just like I miss Garko. I guess it’s baseball, though. Good luck to Lee & Bennie.This isn’t official yet, but if all player’s pass their physical, it will be official within the next 10-24 hours. The link below is where I found the news. I voted in the poll question, & the majority agree with what I voted, that I do not like this deal. & Obviously, the writer of this article was just too shocked to even spell “prospects” right, because it says “porspects,” in the title. Well, it did say that. They changed it, though.
Hopefully they dont do anything else that’s stupid..It doesn’t matter though.
No matter what, I’m rooting for the Indians. But boy, do I need an Advil.
The Tribe trampled over the Minnesotta Twins in game 2 of the
series between them. Cliff Lee pitched eight innings, only giving
up one run and Rafael Perez pitched a perfect inning to win the game
for us in the 9th. The Indians had good offense the whole night, even getting
hits off of the new rookie for the Twins. First the bases became loaded, and
Victor Martinez and Choo hit singles, and eventually it quickly became 2-0,
and after that, Jhonny Peralta hit a three run homer to cap off the 5
run inning. Then the Tribe added more runs off of some base hits, and eventually
the Indians won with a final score of 10-1.
Cliff Lee and Carlos Gomez had a brawl on the field, exchanging words
and getting intercepted by Victor Martinez ( thank goodness ) who knows
what would have happened if he hadn’t been there? The media thinks it was
about Carlos Gomez’s earlier at bat, where he tried to bunt with two strikes and
no outs, and got strike three called. Cliff Lee supposedly said something to him
about that, and I honestly dont blame him. The radio people were making fun of
Carlos after that, probably more that Cliff Lee did. There are a lot of opinions on
that brawl, and that’s perfectly fine with me, I’m just glad it wasn’t worse than it could