Daily Archives: November 16, 2016
Back in 2011, MLB Draft experts had their eyes set on the magnificent haul of draft picks that the Tampa Bay Rays had at their disposal, all of which had been acquired by dismantling their bullpen. A record ten first round picks out of 60, including highly touted prep arms Taylor Guerrieri and Blake Snell, as well as top college outfielder Mikie Mahtook highlighted the long list of high-profile future Rays. Tampa Bay was considered set for the long term because of this sudden influx of talent.
The Indians haven’t won the World Series since 1948.
If they had better timing with their aces, they could have won titles in the 1990’s and the 2000’s. They are close to one in 2017, but maybe they should add a second ace to join Cy Young front runner Corey Kluber.
It is a Tribe Called Champs episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.