Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You had to see this coming...

Joe Borowski goes on the DL with a "strained right triceps." That's the super-secret shoe phone code for "sucking hardcore." Well, better to take care of this 13 games in than toss Joe out there for the rest of the month to see if he can work his way out of throwing 80-mph "fastballs" to Manny Ramirez. And the Tribe does have a few options to take over the closer's role: Jorge Julio has some experience, as does Masa Kobayashi. Some media pundits are already talking up the possibility of converting longtime mega-prospect Adam Miller (who's currently in extended spring training) to closer before the end of the season. Indians fans and fantasy dorks wait on pins and needles in the meantime.

That game last night brought back horrific visions of a certain ALCS. Friggin' Manny...he haunts lots of teams, but boy does he murder us with some frequency. I was never a Borowski hater. All his numbers besides the save totals were lousy, but he was a gritty SOB who got the job done even if he put a guy or two on base. However, his margin for error is so thin as it is...without precise control and a little velocity his stuff is dogmeat.