April 23, 2014

While We’re Waiting… Pavano’s Trade Value, Thoughts on the TMZ Tape, and Browns DBs

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.

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The one where we provide a few more links than normal on this rainy Thursday morning…

Indians:

Carl Pavano’s trade value did not increase last night [Let's Go Tribe]

“Things are changing rapidly,” says one source with knowledge of the Indians’ thinking.  The Phillies, Rays, Brewers and Dodgers are on Lee, and the Rangers have expressed continued interest. [Fox Sports]

“They call Nick Weglarz “Big Red” because of his enormous size and red hair, but these days many opposing pitchers call him “Code Red” after the pounding he has given them in the Eastern League this year playing for Double-A Akron.” [Indians Prospect Insider]

“Major league sources say the Indians would trade last year’s Cy Young winner if they could get enough pitching in return. Right-hander Clay Buchholz would be a good starting point, but ESPN reported Wednesday that after Boston turned down a trade that would have sent Buchholz to Cleveland for first baseman/catcher Victor Martinez, the Red Sox acquired first baseman Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh on Wednesday for prospects.” [Paul Hoynes/Plain Dealer]

Bartolo Colon.  Buffalo.  Bobbling.  [Vince Grzegorek/'64 and Counting]

Cavaliers:

 “Probably the most disappointed person out there right now is Jordan Crawford.  People had him figured for a young Shawn Kemp when he was doing rounds on radio row.  Not so much though.” [Stepien Rules]

“Reporting [The Anderson Varejao contract] as a six-year, $50 million deal would be erroneous. The Cavs hold a team option for that sixth season for up to $9.8 million. GM Danny Ferry’s new contracts have always been such that the team has complete control over that final year of the contract, which is exactly what made Sasha Pavlovic such a great trade asset last month in the Shaquille O’Neal trade.” [Cavalier Attitude]

“It’s not like LeBron has never gotten dunked on before. Jordan Crawford even said that LeBron didn’t think he was going to dunk it and LeBron jumped late. I’m not trying to take any credit from Crawford, but it happens. Hell, even Shaq gets dunked on from time to time and if all you have on LeBron is getting dunked on then I’ll take it.” [King James Gospel]

The braintrust at Cleveland Clinic Courts prides itself on shocking the world.  In the perfect world, when they make an offer to a player, they want to announce it. They don’t want any leaks of news sneaking out. In the Internet world, that’s not always possible. [Bob Finnan]

Browns:

Breaking down the Rod Hood/Brandon McDonald position battle [Dawgs by Nature]

And don’t forget the Quarterbacks… [No Logo Needed]

“ESPN’s continued refusal to report the [Ben Roethlisberger] story wound up attracting nearly as much attention as the story itself, at least on the internets.   They became part of the story.  It remains to be seen if they use their vast resources to cover Roethlisberger’s case aggressively from now on.” [Pro Football Talk]

Your AFC North “Hot Seat” [James Walker/ESPN]

(image courtesy of gedankenus)

  • mendy

    lovely picture of both of our buildings

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Scott

    no food prepared by the street today. too rainy…

  • Isis

    Seriously, why even ask the question about Pavano’s trade value, what contender would even think about taking on that fragile not to be counted on fluff with a 5 plus ERA?

    Al Pawlowsky (sorry if I misspelled his name):

    1.) Where did he get such an awful rug?
    2.) Can he tone down that fake radio voice just a touch when filling in for
    Matt Underwood?
    3.) Does he give homerism new meaning?

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Denny

    I wish we could see the guy who invented Cleveland.

  • Jesse

    Here’s another on the Cliff Lee situation with the Rays…

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9841272/Indians-considering-trading-ace-Lee-to-Rays

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Scott

    Given my disdain for the Sox/Yanks, if we received a sure-fire SP, I guess I’d be alright with Lee going to the Rays.

  • Boomhauer

    If the Tribe wants any chance of drawing more than 1.5 million fans next year, they better not trade Lee or Martinez. Doing so would waive the white flag on 2010.

  • DK
  • bobby

    Victor is my main problem. The guy says he wants to stay in Cleveland. Theres nothing certain that Lee will stay here after the year. Just waiting until the Indians Clean out the front office.

  • http://gooddoctorzeus.blogspot.com DocZeus

    Why are they trying to trade our TWO best players?! Why?!?! I don’t want Clay Bucholz! I want Victor Martinez and Cliff Lee!

  • Isis

    Boom…..seriously, Lee and Vic are gone, I’ve said that for over a month. There is not committment to you the fan, only to Paulie and Larry’s survival. Understanding that, you’ll understand that desperate people do desperate things.

    Keep an eye on Shapetti.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Rick

    Chances that Lee remains in Cleveland beyond 2010- none. Zilch. Nada.

    Chances that Victor remains in Cleveland beyond 2010- 10% and that is only because he said he desperately wants to stay here. When the $$$ start getting tossed around he’ll jet just like the rest.

  • Matthew R

    I am fine with trading Lee. Clearly he can’t wait to leave anyway.

    But trading Vic, I have a real problem with. He’s an all-star caliber hitter at 1B, and it’s not like Garko is keeping him off first when Santana comes up next year. He wants to sign an extension and stay here. I honestly can’t believe they can’t work out an extension that would let us keep our all-star C/1B into his early 30s at a reasonable salary; pretty sure Vic isn’t asking for Hafner money.

    Also, his middle name is Jesus. You don’t trade away Jesus.

  • Isis

    Matthew: Victor was offered to the Red Sox for Clay Bucholz by the Tribe.

    If he was offered once……..he’ll be offered again. He’s gone, and potentially by 7/31. Count on it, Jesus or not-Dolan’s are faithful only to their pockets.