posted by BR1986FB
Not so sure about the last part. The Dolan's ponied up to pay for Andrew Miller & Encarnacion. Even had a deal in place for Lucroy. I've previously railed on them for being "cheap" but this one's on the players, imo. They had their "window" in 2016 and choked it away due to a selfish freak playing with his drone....made the staff do double duty and Kluber finally hit the wall. After that season, teams knew what to expect and the Tribe couldn't sneak up on them.
I'd love to see them fork out $200m+ to keep Lindor but it's just not feasible when you have 10,000 people showing up to games, if that.
Tribe was 14th in payroll/revenue ratio. That was middle of the road. The Dolans made plenty of money. We were not competitive at all against good teams. We will probably win a very bad division, but we have done nothing to match up better with the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, etc. We have given away our top hitting prospects. Why did we give away the top catching prospect in baseball forfor very little if we planned on dumping Gomes?