Tag:Jason Michaels
Posted on: April 12, 2008 1:09 pm

Left Field and the Letter "B"

Maybe I should just be happy with the Indians' debacle in left field. Just when I thought that having Jason Michaels and David Dellucci share left was the worst decision the Tribe could make, Eric Wedge proves me wrong. Last night, he let them both start! Please, please don't make things any worse. You know, like sign Barroid Bonds and make him our left fielder... I'd hang myself.

Speaking of Bonds, let's discuss guys whose last names begin with "B"... I don't like them. A few years back, I was petitioning to get rid of all of the "B's" on the Indians: namely, Broussard, Belliard and Blake. I never really had anything against these guys... they were just blocking other players. When we got rid of Broussard, we (eventually) upgraded to Ryan Garko. When we got rid of Belliard, we (eventually) upgraded to Asdrubal Cabrera. And now we watch Andy Marte sit on the bench, as Casey Blake plays to the level of our left fielders. Oh, and another "B": Joe Borowski... don't get me started. Replace him with a guy like Betancourt... okay, I guess some of the "B's" are alright.
Posted on: April 10, 2008 8:47 pm

Come On Cleveland, Give Ben A Chance!

Allow me to preface... Jason Michaels and David Dellucci: it's nothing personal. I just want to see what Ben Francisco can do.

It's very early in the season, but still. Michaels and Dellucci have done nothing, and I doubt there are many fans out there that expect that they will. Do I expect that Ben Francisco will be the savior? Not necessarily. But the Tribe could really use some speed on the bases. Francisco is nothing blazing -- he might steal 20 bases if he played all season -- but the Michaels and Dellucci duo might steal 5. Is Francisco the real deal? Maybe. He did win the International League batting title last season. So what if Francisco takes over LF, and then has a horrible year? I say no big deal... not like we're missing out on MVP-like seasons from Michaels and Dellucci. Bottom line: put him in, coach!
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