Leo: Halloween Clippings
There are many things that can be debated. Ryan and I debate thousands of topics, both on and off the air, during the course of a season. However, there is one thing that is beyond argument… Yoda is the best Halloween costume of all-time:
* The silly season has begun in Major League Baseball. 148 players filed for free agency including Jim Thome, Kosuke Fukudome, and Chad Durbin.
* The Tribe have declined the club option of Grady Sizemore, but picked up the option on Fausto Carmona. Sizemore is now a free agent. Our man, Jordan Bastian has more on MLB.com.
* The Indians have also acquired veteran Derek Lowe from the Braves for minor league pitcher Chris Jones. Paul Hoynes has the scoop in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
* The trade for Lowe makes the 2012 Indians rotation likely Masterson, Jimenez, Carmona, Lowe, and Tomlin. However, as we broadcasters like to say, “stay tuned” because a lot can happen by April.
* Justin Germano’s Perfect Game was selected as the MILB.com “Game of Year”. Benjamin Hill has more on the remarkable night in Syracuse here.
* With Tony LaRussa announcing his retirement, the Baseball Hall of Fame “Class of 2013″ could include LaRussa, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Lou Piniella.
* Speaking of managers, Charlotte Knights skipper Joe McEwing has joined the White Sox staff. McEwing and former Clippers manager Torey Lovullo were not considered to be favorites for the Boston Red Sox vacancy, according to ESPN.
* Congrats to former Indian Jeff Manto, who was named Hitting Coach for the the Chicago White Sox. Manto was the Sox minor league hitting coordinator for the past four years and played for the Tribe for parts of five seasons (’90-’91, ’97-’99).
* The Toledo Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers have renewed their affiliation through the 2016 season.
* Clippers season tickets are NOW ON SALE! Call Scott or Eddie at 614-462-5250 for full or partial plans!
RING YOUR BELL!