Jordan Bastian had the scoop first today. He is reporting that the Lonnie Chisenhall era of Cleveland Indians baseball is about to begin. Obviously I think that wording is a bit tongue in cheek. The move, reportedly comes at the expense of veteran Adam Everett who has been designated for assignment if the rumors turn out to be factual. Our own TD was calling for drastic moves today in the weekend wrap after a horrid series against San Francisco. While not enough to be considered drastic yet, the Everett for Chisenhall swap is at least a step beyond the acknowledgement that the Indians indeed have a problem.
Before we all get too excited, I figure I’ll just toss a big, heavy wet blanket on everyone. Lonnie Chisenhall is the hottest player in AAA Columbus right now, but our own DP, who covers the Clippers, was the first to point out that The Chiz Kid might not have been the next in line. Chisenhall came off the DL hotter than anything. Prior to that though, Chisenhall has been streaky and much closer to 0.250 as a hitter. So, while it is certainly possible that a hot Chisenhall can come in and wake up the slumbering Tribe offense, he is still just a rookie AAA player who has only been really hot as of late. [Read more...]