Asdrubal Cabrera makes it look easy.
I do not mean the Indian cricket team. I’m talking Cleveland Indians
. How come I am so high on them?
They have basically flat-lined over the past two seasons (65 wins in 2009, 69 last season), descending from 96 wins in 2007. Well, I like the fact that they are the youngest team in Major League Baseball. I like manager Manny Acta
. If Grady Sizemore
stays healthy, he’s as good a center fielder as any. Asdrubal Cabrera
has plenty of range at shortstop, and Shin-Soo Choo
gets a “Buy” rating in the Fantasy Baseball
universe. Fausto Carmona
has Cy Young Award
potential as a starter, and you gotta love Chris Perez and the laconically named Tony Sipp
in the pen. I like Austin Kearns
as a backup outfielder. He didn’t really get to strut his stuff with the Yankees last season. The Indians are not exactly in a weak-sister division. The Minnesota Twins
, with the always-great manager (the best in baseball) Ron Gardenhire
, and the talk-about-combustible-but-entertaining Ozzie Guillen
heading the Chisox
, make for stiff competition. Hey, I think Cleveland is due for a break!