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Bleak Outlook Could Turn Bright Quickly

C.C. Sabathia ... Milwaukee is calling.

Please hand me that pair of rose-colored sunglasses. And pass that half-filled glass. Why? Because as bad as things have gone for the Indians this season, it might very well be a blessing in disguise. The current eight-game trip has not gone as manager Eric Wedge hoped. Three losses in Chicago and three more in Minnesota ended any hopes the Tribe had of getting back into contention.

It also ended the Indians career of closer Joe Borowski and -- it appears -- ace left-hander C.C. Sabathia. Losing Sabathia will hurt, even if the reported deal for prospective slugger Matt LaPorta and a couple of other prospects goes through. Dropping Borowski, however, was long overdue. He wasn't able to use the same smoke and mirrors that allowed him to lead the American League in saves a year...

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