From a PR position at least, Indians' management is in a somewhat unenviable position as the All-Star break looms. You have a team that got off to a blazingly hot start, sparking excitement in a fanbase for the first time in four years, only to come crashing down in a June swoon that's yet to let up.
All the good of that 30-15 start has evaporated in a red mist of an 11-21 freefall. With injuries wracking an already punchless offense, Tribe fans want to see a proactive front office cooking the phones to bring in a bat, or perhaps another arm if Fausto Carmona continues to so generously give up the big inning.
And here's where you have that uncomfortable spot between a rock and a hard place if you're a member of the Tribe brass. For a team probably one year ahead of schedule in the rebuilding process, an ownership group that like as not pinches pennies until they scream may not be so willing to make any major changes to the roster.
|If the Tribe makes a move, it won't be for a big-time guy like Prince.|