Indians keep Royals in cellar

Indians keep Royals in cellar

There are 7 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 19, 2008, titled Indians keep Royals in cellar. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

CLEVELAND: The Kansas City Royals are still in the chase, but things are getting dicey.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Akron Beacon Journal.

Ray from Va Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Aug 20, 2008
Yea, and Kobayashi did what was expected; he allowed baserunners and gave up a run. Not a very promising signing.

Raleigh, NC

#2 Aug 20, 2008
the race for last place what a deal.

Rittman, OH

#3 Aug 20, 2008
rufus wrote:
the race for last place what a deal.
we are only 4 games behind Detroit. Eclipsing them is do-able. we could at least salvage something out of this season (letting youth develop and have a strong finish).
Try It Again

Akron, OH

#4 Aug 20, 2008
Anything short of the playoffs is a failed season especially after going to game 7 of the ALCS last year. My only wish for the Indians in the offseason is Cheapskate Paul Dolan sells the team. We need an owner willing to spend money to win championships, not one who lies to us that he will spend money when the time is right, then doesn't.

Since: Dec 07

Millersport, OH

#5 Aug 20, 2008
I agree that not making the playoffs is a disappoinment after last season, but this isn't an uncommon thing in MLB. Look at Boston fighting to make it back in after winning it all.

I also agree that passing detroit is doable and should be our current goal. Don't look back at KC, look ahead to Detroit.
Ken Blessinger

Lebanon, TN

#6 Aug 20, 2008
Because teams have to keep playing, they have to readjust their goals, based upon what has happened to date. What is interesting to me is that they might actually be slightly better since C.C. Sabathia was traded. A number of players have made encouraging progress in the absence of the injured big guns. Even if Hafner and Martinez had played well all season, the Indians wouldn't have been serious contenders for a World Championship because their bullpen is seriously underperforming.

“I'm just saying...”

Since: Jul 08


#7 Aug 20, 2008
Hey...8 of 11. Still gets scary when the bullpen phone rings....but fun to watch and with Victor and Travis healthy next year....HMMMMMM

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Rafael Betancourt Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Colorado Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt mak... (Mar '15) Mar '15 mike tirico 2
News Former Twins relief pitcher R.A. Dickey, Mets r... (Feb '11) Feb '11 brachiosaurus 3
News Tribe deals Betancourt to Rockies (Jul '09) Jul '09 Jay 1
News Posada's disputed homer lifts Yankees (Apr '09) Apr '09 MR PTBARNUM 2
News Recent success a group effort (Aug '08) Aug '08 frank 1
News Tribe's hot streak has many sources (Aug '08) Aug '08 Bergermeister 1
News Lead gets away, but Tribe gets win (Aug '08) Aug '08 settledown66 10
More from around the web