With each and every loss in this current seven-game streak, ace left-hander C.C. Sabathia moved…
Bleak Outlook Could Turn Bright Quickly
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 ago. His tightrope act of '07 was a complete fluke, evidenced by his horrendous performance this season. His being designated for assignment undoubtedly had a lot of Tribe fans saying, "It's about time." The only problem is, the Indians have no proven closer to replace him, much like 2006 when Bob Wickman was traded to the Braves. Back then, the hope was that Fausto Carmona could do the job, but that plan backfired and resulted in Carmona getting sent back to the minor leagues. Right now, the closing duties will initially be handled by Masahide Kobayashi and Rafael Betancourt, but neither...
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