Indians Not In Selling Mode
Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner are on the disabled list and the Indians are last in the AL Central, but GM Mark Shapiro told Tom Verducci of SI.com that he isn't selling because he expects a revival from his team. As Verducci points out, only one team in the Wild Card era has made the playoffs after beginning June at least eight games under .500, the 2005 Houston Astros.
However, Shapiro said it's "too early to be preemptive" and deal players like Mark DeRosa, Carl Pavano and Jamey Carroll. He's no longer looking to add, though. "I've probably slowed the effort to try to acquire," Shapiro said. "We're probably more in the middle ground right now. People may think we're crazy, but we still like the core of our team."
Is Shapiro making the right call? Verducci thinks he should be selling and I agree.