Thursday, July 10, 2008

Top 10 Reasons Cleveland Traded C...C...

Now that C...C...'s departure to the Brewers for Matt LaPorta, two PANBNMHs (Player Already Named But Not Mentioned Here) and one PTBNL (Player To Be Named Later) is official, we continue our Top 10 Reasons series with a little different prospective.

This represents the Top 10 reasons the Indians gave up on re-signing Sabathia and traded him to Milwaukee.


Let The Countdown Begin...


10. Paying by the pound finally proved too costly

9. After a few months in Milwaukee receiving run support and having the lead he left the bullpen with being held. Shapiro claims: "He'll be begging us to bring him back."

8. Last remaining member of the Crooked-Cap Club is finally gone

7. 2007 Postseason

6. Two Words, Barry Zito

5. You can get two Faustos for the price of one C...C...

4. Reunite him with good friends Russell Branyan and David Riske

3. Who needs C...C... Sabathia when you got Jeff Weaver

2. Emotion occasionally displayed on the field was determined unacceptable for a "Professional" ballplayer by Manager Eric Wedge

1. When agreeing to allow the Tribe to play a three game series against the Angles last year in Miller Park, Brewers GM Doug Melvin informed Indians GM Mark Shapiro, "Someday, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But uh, until that day, accept this...as a gift..."

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