Buckle up, Tribe fans. That simple acronym in the title is something that you’re bound to see and hear an awful lot about over the foreseeable future. The missing information on the C.C. Sabathia deal that we’ve talked about nearly all day long – and possibly the most important part – is that Player to be Named Later.
What do we know? Well, not too much. From the (live-blogged) press conference from earlier today, Mark Shapiro has until the end of the season to come to terms on said player. Typically, we tend to case aside all PTBNLs as they’re just throw-ins to even out a deal here and there. But this one could make or break the ultimate assessment of this huge deal.