The Glass Full Tavern

The more things change the more things stay the same!  Players come and go and yes, names sure as heck look different these days but weren’t many of the “baseball gods” (Gehrig for one) from immigrant families and due to OUR presence in the world – this is a GOOD THING – baseball is everywhere?  Do you think the South or Central Americans or Euros are ticked when they see names like “Hope and Brandy” playing the beautiful game?

Ok, that’s out of the way and now we need to go over the Tribe’s trades…by the time you see this today (7/31) as I am hitting the keyboard at 9:30a RYAN LUDWIG may even be an Indian.  I was told “he is there for us IF we do want him.”  Also, WHEN you listen to Munch in the Morning, Munch On Sports and my features you have heard that if Orlando would not accept his new role he would be sent packing – BINGO! He is now an SF Giant.

So many schools of thought on the UBALDO JIMENEZ acquisition:
* Tribe gave up top 2 pitching prospects!
* TRibe gave up PROSPECTS who have NOT done it in the BIGS yet for a guy who has!
* Ubaldo has been average since his rousing start last year and blows this year!
* Ubaldo had TWO injuries early this year – a finger in jury and a groin injury he did not disclose for a month as he tried to pitch through it!  YUP – a TROOPER!
* He is a one year wonder!
* He went to Europe on vacation in early 2011 and just was not in his usual shape.  An off season work out program has him back to where he needs to be!

Here’s what baseball (MLB) is saying and many of you, demanding the INDIANS DO SOMETHING ARE NOW COMPLAINING BECAUSE THEY DID SOMETHING!!!  What did they do:
* Put the team in a position to WIN NOW IF BUT they must add the bat today!
* CLEVELAND GOT THE BEST PITCHER ON THE MARKET! NOT NY, Boston or Philly!!  Why are few remarking about that fact when many are smiling!
* Tribe did not get PENCE or BELTRAN as they would not give up an arm (Arms) and not get one in return!

Do I make the deal – YES!  Why?  I am still ticked that we did not trade WRIGHT and others (Giles) to get either PEDRO or SCHILLING after the ‘976 season due to Wright’s success THAT HE HAD FOR ONE YEAR! Drew and Alex have such star upside BUT THEY HAVE NOT DONE IN THE BIGS!

There you go – the INDIANS ARE TELLING US THEY CAN WIN NOW!  ADD THE BAT!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Munch, at the time I had no problem with the Giles trade. I followed Rincon who was a healthy lefty with close to 20 saves with Pitt. He was not playing here with the jammed OF and when he did was not really lighting it up. Plus you overpay for pitching ie Casey for Burba.

  2. Great blog, Munch! You NEED to talk to the folks IN YOUR OWN BUILDING!!! Just like the angst with the Dolan’s, it eminates from the WKNR studios in downtown Cleveland. That waste of space, Brinda (that you HAVE to apparently defend), as well as Aaron & Ned, are pretty much tearing up the trade right NOW. As I have said before, it does not matter what the Tribe does or does not do, WKNR in general (NOT YOU, MUNCH) will RIP the living hell out of the Tribe!!!!!

    Same deal for the Brown’s or Cav’s…ZZZzzzZZZzzzZZZzzz!!! Kind of makes for BORING sportstalk when BOTH sides don’t get to come out and AARON screens ALL the calls, tweets, texts and e-mails and ONLY lets through the ones that support HIS opinion on the biggest show on the station! I wonder if THAT will change in the near future???!!! Hmmm…I wonder why???

    Not to mention Brinda just warned us for the negativity coming our way during Afternoon R & R (ya know…RAMBLE & REPEAT!!!). Becoming SUCH a JOKE!!! Chit chat & repeat the same tired takes over & over then “QUICKLY go to a call before a break”…THAT is good sportstalk?????

    How about what Brinda JUST did: A caller WAITED 1 HOUR AND 33 MINUTES (WHICH BRINDA MOCKED HIM FOR) TO MAKE A POINT. WHILE HE WAITED, WE HEARD BRINDA…SOUNDING LIKE FINGER NAILS ON A CHALKBOARD – AS USUAL, AARON & FEDOR REPEAT THE SAME THINGS ABOUT 5 TIMES…….WHILE THE “LOWLY CALLER” WAITED ON HOLD???!!! WHY??? THEN WHY DOES BRINDA MOCK THE GUY FOR HOLDING THAT LONG?????????????

    WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait, I just got it: There are many reasons Greg Brinda is a “fill in guy” for the most part on KNR…LOL!


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