Originally Posted by dsmith421
If the Tribe are getting Marte for Crisp, I'd say well done Cleveland.
Mark Shapiro continues to make sound moves.
He somehow managed to deal Chuck Finley for Crisp. Followed by the ensuing deal for Mr. Marte.
The Indians are doing all of the little things that the Reds aren't.
Little things like:
Developing said draftees.
Maximizing return whilst in selling mode.
Thats true. Cleveland needed bullpen help last season.. if they had it down the streatch they may of been a playoff team. Cleveland almost made it to the playoffs 2 years ago, then just last year. This team I believe will make it there this year. I think the GM thinks the same and is already building for a playoff run. Marte may start the season at AAA or could battle in spring for a spot... but he no doubt will get the call come september and will more than likly be an upgrade over A Boone at 3 Bag.