Indians Owners Give Scott Boras an Economics Lesson, and Keith Law is Already Bashing.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh PiratesAs the official tour bus driver of the bandwagon On the Road to 90, this is what we call a big deal.

I was excited when we signed Terry Francona.  I was delighted when we signed Nick Swisher. I was pleased when we got Mark Reynolds. But I am jubilant that we picked up Michael Bourn.

Suddenly, the Indians ownership is serious about rebuilding a Tribe team that can compete. No doubt we still need pitching in the starting rotation, but we now have the makings of an amazing outfield and batting line-up with productivity, speed and some power.

We are most definitely on the Road to 90, and not even Keith Law, who just minutes after midnight last night reminded the world that “The Indians collapsed in the second half last season, a fall that cost manager Manny Acta his job.”  Then took it upon himself to throw water on our parade with this gem: “Cleveland has lost at least 90 games in three of the past four seasons.”

Well good on you, Keith Law, for maintaining your negative stance with the Cleveland Indians.  But you may wish to recall that just last year, Scott Boras publicly chided the Indians owners for having not demonstrated that they really want to win baseball games.  In fact, it was his rationale for putting Shin-Soo Choo on a train to southern Ohio.

But even Boras has seen the err of his ways (well, actually he saw another pay day).  Keith Law says the signing of Bourn will “help them score more runs, improve their attendance — Cleveland averaged just 19,797 fans at home — and maybe even close the gap on Detroit in the AL Central.”

FYI, the Indians have won 90 games just as often as the Detroit Tigers over the past 10 years (twice).  So let’s just wait to see who is chasing who when the dog days of summer arrive.


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