Originally Posted by REDREAD
The Indians have enough talent to rebuild while being presentable. I guess I don't see a complete need to totally go with rookies while rebuilding. Also, isn't there a new rule that says if you spend below a certain threshold, you lose revenue sharing (not sure when that rule takes place).
I'm guessing they hope they will be relevant before Swisher's deal expires.
I think if Choo was willing to sign for Swisher money, they would've extended him. Isn't the rumor that Choo wants 20 million/year or something outrageous like that.. Or perhaps Choo was going to test the market no matter what the Indians offered.
I think they currently look like the pre-Castellini Reds. No direction, no plan, just try to field a respectable team, hang in for the first half, then do the second half fade.