Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sizemore nears return

According to reports from many sources, including ESPN, center fielder Grady Sizemore could be activated from the disabled list as early as today prior to the game against Pittsburgh. His sore left elbow has responded well to treatment after positive MRI's and it's looking likely that he will return to his post between De-Ro and Big League Choo.

His return would be welcomed by female fans and manager Eric Wedge alike, who is hoping his ailing players will help turn around the Indians recent plight.

In other news Asdrubal Cabrera has gone to Columbus for his rehab assignment and could be with the team anytime in the next two weeks depending on his shoulder.

Buster Olney has once again mentioned our versatile friend Mark DeRosa as a hot commodity. He links the utility man with the Cardinals, Mets and Yankees as potential landing spots. My personal favorite would be the Cardinals but only if we were able to pry young pitcher Mitchell Boggs away from the Redbirds.

Boggs name has been linked to a deal before, and certainly fits what the Indians will be looking for in return for DeRosa. In five minor league seasons Boggs has posted a 36-23 record with a 3.26 ERA. His strikeout to walk ratio 2.07 (410/198) has been very impressive as well.

Overall a major league ready arm for a rental player would be an excellent deal for the Indians, and I think that fans would be alright with it in the long run. That is, should a team be willing to make such a deal.

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