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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 11:07 PM

Cleveland Indians land Edwin Encarnacion

Maybe this will push Cleveland over the top in their quest to end the second-longest drought in pro sports???

3 years/$60 million for Encarnacion.

http://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/1181081-report-indians-agree-to-3-year-60m-deal-with-encarnacion

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True Dough Dec 2016 OP
Auggie Dec 2016 #1
CanSocDem Dec 2016 #2
Auggie Dec 2016 #3
CanSocDem Dec 2016 #4
Auggie Dec 2016 #5

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 11:57 PM

1. I like it

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Response to Auggie (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 08:12 AM

2. I'm just OK with it.

 



Now that Cub fans have been appeased, in the grand scheme of things, it is the turn of the Cleveland Indians.

Eddy was a good Blue Jay and he should make the team better. I won't cheer for them but I won't be disappointed if they win the ALCS.

That said, I'm worried about the negotiating skills of the BJ front office.


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Response to CanSocDem (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:52 AM

3. Cleveland is going for broke

They won't be able to sustain this roster under free agency rules. We're witnessing several years of good drafts, trades and a few key signings coming together. It hurt losing a draft choice but this was necessary.

Had they had a healthy Michael Brantly (CF) and Carlos Carassco (SP) I think they could have beaten the Cubs. Even without them they built a 3-1 lead and nearly took Game 7.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 12:17 PM

4. Who cares about 'sustainability' these days...

 


...the money to be made from one World Series championship trumps fan loyalty.



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Response to CanSocDem (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 12:57 PM

5. Heh ...

I think the Giants, Cardinals and Nationals have done a good pretty job of sustaining their clubs over recent years.

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