Friday, October 26, 2007
Lofton's Indians Career Likely Over
Both Indian's General-Manager Mark Shapiro and manager Eric Wedge did not mention left-fielder Kenny Lofton's name when asked their most likely candidates to fill left field next year. What does this mean you ask? Looks like Lofton's grand total of 38RBI between Texas and Cleveland aren't exciting the team. Who can blame them, especially as Lofton's not leading off anytime soon in Cleveland and you need a wee-bit more RBI's from the 7th hole.
The Indians are also likely to excercize closer Joe Borowski's $4M option, despite having a 5.07 ERA on the year. He's got to lower that ERA if he wants any chance at repeating a 45-save season as he did this year.