Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/31/11
Following a weekend that was dominated by football both extremely fortunate and abhorrently banal, the Cleveland Indians took over the headlines following their decision to part ways (at least in the meantime) with longtime outfielder Grady Sizemore while bolstering their rotation via the likes of Fausto Carmona’s club option and trading for veteran right-hander Derek Lowe. Addressing the team’s latest bout of moves, Indians’ general manager Chris Antonetti repeatedly stated that the team felt that all of the decisions recently made were based on goals set forth to build the best 2012 roster possible despite the tough decisions that needed to be made. “We have to make some very difficult decisions as we look to build the best baseball team possible for next year,” said Antonetti regarding the declined club option of Grady Sizemore. ”As we looked at the way we allocate our resources, we thought that we are best served at this point declining Grady’s option, as difficult as that decis...
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