Found August 09, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Years ago, Baseball Prospectus coined the acronym, TINSTAAPP. While it never garnered the attention of more popular acronyms, it appropriately stands for “There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.” While it’s clearly nothing more than a cliché, this unfortunately has been pretty much true for the Cleveland Indians in recent years. Can you believe it was just over five years ago that the Indians were blessed with having back-to-back Cy Young Award winners in left-handers C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee? It seems as if it was almost an eternity ago. Since then, the Indians have seen a handful of young pitching prospects come and go, and not one of them has ever really cemented himself as an ace. From the finger woes of Adam Miller to the shoulder struggles of Jason Knapp, the Indians have had no shortage of pitching prospects fall on hard times. Even other top pitching prospects that were considered more sure things have been less than stellar. For evidence, look no further than Carl...
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