Talking shop, swap
The CastroTurf blog, for better or worse, is back up and running after a post-All-Star break break. In my absence, you were treated to a fine performance on the Indians.com site from associate reporter Matt O’Donnell, who evidently said some inspiring things to Tomo Ohka but not to the Tribe hitters. My thanks to him for his efforts.
The real point of this post is to point you to MLB.com’s Trade Talk blog, which is also back up and running in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Refresh it regularly for all the latest trade rumblings involving the Indians and others.
As for the Tribe coverage on this off day, on Indians.com, O’Donnell has a Ben Francisco feature, and I’ll have the latest edition of the Indians Inbox, where topics include the long-term future for Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez and the immediate future for Andy Marte and Matt LaPorta.
Check back here tomorrow for the lineups and minutia from the Great White North.