Tribe in '09

3/31/09 in MLB   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

The Tribe endured a myriad of injuries last season and still finished .500.  Don't expect that lying asshat Delluci to even be on the team.  He should be outrighted to Buffalo after his DL stint.  Kelly Shoppach WAS NOT a key acquisition.  He was on the team last year and led all AL Catchers in HR's.  I also Expect Victor to play way more 1st base and Garko on the bench.  Choo and Francisco cannot struggle with Matt LaPorta and Trevor Crowe (prob. on Opening day roster) waiting in the wings.  Jamey Carroll and Josh Barfield are also expected to compete for playing time if Cabrera struggles again.  The Pitching staff will welcome Jake Westbrook back sometime after April which would be huge.  If Pavano could hold up and Reyes can get through 6 innings the improved bullpen should help.  DeRosa is a huge acquisition but I think the biggest may be P Joe Smith.  He will really solidify the Pen.  Rafy Right(Betancourt) and Rafy Left (Perez)must regain their dominance.  Jensen Lewis may figure in for some save chances when the inevitable Kerry Wood injury takes place.  Go Tribe In '09!!!!
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4/5/09   |   kizzlep

Lee needs to get back to form...he has sucked this spring

4/2/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

It should be the Tribe and the Twins to the last week. Enjoy it Shawn

3/31/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

I think as long a Delluci is kept on the DL or at the bottom of Lake Erie the Tribe should win the division.