Just when you thought you had seen it all in Wahooland, along comes a doozy that leaves everyone scratching their heads. The man we all knew as Fausto Carmona, a 28-year old starting pitcher who has been a fixture in the Indians rotation since bursting onto the scene as the power-sinking stud who won 19 games in 2007, is allegedly not who we thought he was. Literally.
Reports began to surface yesterday that Carmona was arrested in his native Dominican Republic while leaving the American Consulate in attempts to renew his Visa to come back to the States for Spring Training. The reports say the arrest came as Carmona has been falsifying his identity and his real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. The right-hander is also to be believed to be 31 years old.
While the facts are still murky, the Indians have a real situation on their hands that is going to have to be dealt with. So many questions are there that need answers. Let’s tackle these one by one. [Read more...]