The Cleveland Indians traded 1st baseman Ryan Garko tonight...He was dealt to the The Giants for single-A left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes...The never-ending rebuilding process continues...
Now the Tribe is going to bring Andy Marte up...The often traded...Often sent down to the minors...Often cleared waivers, can't miss prospect, who has done nothing but miss...But now he's finally putting it together in Triple-A this year...So lets move the guy that lead the team in RBI the last two seasons....
That's right, Garko lead the Indians in RBI the last two seasons...Pretty surprising since it seems manager Eric Wedge is always looking for a reason not to play him...
Garko was drafted as a catcher...But the brass felt solid with Victor Martinez about to take that role...They had Garko learn third base in the minors....Then first base...And while his bat got him on the big-league roster...He continued to work on his defense, becoming a solid 1st baseman...Then this year they said 'Go learn the outfield, so we can get you more time.' Which was just stupid...But stupid seems to be a serious problem in the Indians organization....
The Tribe has talent...Yet they keep rebuilding...What needs to be rebuilt is the front office, and the coaching staff...
I hope Garko does well, and I hope the Indians regret trading him away...
I'm done with the Tribe...At least until they get rid of Shapiro and Wedge....
Good Luck Garko!
Later, the Beeze
and who will they trade next?
The Tribe I agree is being terribly managed and put together, but for me as a White Sox fan I am very happy to see Garko out of the Central.
I wish him great luck in San Fran. He has some very nice pitching to look forward to watching. That skinny Timmy kid is the goods.
Garko is always the kind of player I like seeing on my team. He reminds me a lot of Paul Konerko, but he is a better athlete.
At least you have the Cubs to root for Beeze. They seem to be pulling themselves together, but injuries and Milton Badly may get them in the end. Another great contract given out by Jim Hendry.
Next up...Cliff Lee!
If they trade Victor I'll hunt Shapiro down and....
didn't Shapiro used to be lauded as a great GM a few years ago?
still, that is a weird trade
It's getting worse...Indians just traded Cliff Lee and Ben Fransico to Philly for $ prospects.
Just saw the article ... wow ... those prospects must be big time!
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