Clevland is having trouble signing Ramirez.
I can see that Ramorez is no Bernie Williams in the outfield, but he isn't Greg vaughn either.He could be the best DH and an ok back up outfielder.
I would like to know the numbers involved. Somebody will pay Ramirez big bucks if not Clevland.
I do have one big problem with John Hart.
According to him Clevland is a "small market team". THEY HAVE BEEN SELLING OUT EVERY GAME FOR HALF A DECADE !!!!!!
John, babby, get a grip!!! What the heck are you talking about??? When Montreal lets a Lary Walker get away I can buy the "small market" explination but coming from the Indians it sounds ridiculous in the extreme.
I did not complain when you let Albert Belle walk. He was behaving like a criminal so I could see you guys not wanting to outbid Chicago in spite of his HUGE numbers. Albert has since calmed down but I can still buy whatever arguements you might put forth about Albert. Ramirez is another matter.
John, I think you are overating your clubs farm system. For a few years it was the best in the business by a small margine over the YANKEES and Braves but those days are gone. If you are expecting your farm system to pop out another Albert Belle and a pair of Ramirez's you better think again.
Let me put this in terms that even Dan Duquette could understand. IF YOU DON'T SIGN RAMIREZ IT SIGNALS THE DECLINE OF THE INDIANS!!!
Stop trying to snowjob us John. Not all baseball fans are born in Boston.
Q: What do you call a mets fan with a 70 IQ after he drinks a bottle of cheap whiskey??
A: A redsox fan.