The 2011 MLB season is coming close, the winter meetings have been one to remember. Free agents signing big deals, the rich getting richer, a quite team starts to get louder, and another former Cleveland Indian is up for a big pay with a team not the Indians.
Lets get on the Cleveland Indians first, for another year the Tribe has not made a big move to give the fans of Cleveland something to hold on to. The Indians signed 2 big names a few years back to nice contracts in Sizemore and Hafner, but since both singed their deals, they havent produced anywhere close to those numbers. And with an owner who doesnt want to open his pocket or maybe he doesnt have the pocket book to really own the team. We as fans dont really understand how we went from being an out away from the world series in 2007, to trading away back to back Cy Young winners and becoming the MLB’s worst team. So for this we say it will be another long year.
The rich continue to get richer, during the winter meetings the Boston Red Sox nabbed all star 1st basemen Andrian Gonzalez and stunning superstar left fielder Carl Crawford. With these two moves, many sportswriters believe the Red Sox, are the team to beat.
The Kansas City Royals are tired of being the team that competes with the Indians for the worst spot on in AL central. With the potential of Superstar pitcher Grienke on the fence about coming back, the Royals made moves to sway his judgement. The royals signed Jeff Francouer and Melkey Cabrera to deals to bolster this lineup.
The mystery man, continues to leave the MLB in the closet about his decision. Cliff Lee has been offered by numerous teams alot of money to pitch in their ball park, with the Yankees being the team to beat. Lee has not made any hint to where he may pitch next season, but we do know this, he will be alot richer where ever he throws his first pitch in 2011.
This is Kile Marquis and if the winter meetings are any indication on how the season will come out it will be yet another long year here in Cleveland Ohio. Until next time,
Remember the things we dream of accomplishing are the things that can be accomplished!