Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 10/21/14
This trade the Cleveland Browns made shipping Trent Richardson off to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first round pick doesn't bother me because I'm just more of a Tribe fan and a baseball guy more than I follow football. On the surface, it looks like a solid trade for both teams, because of their current status regarding being close to winning.  Then, I wondered how I'd feel if the Cleveland Indians would have made this kind of a deal at the deadline, say, by trading Justin Masterson for prospects. Sure, it would've ticked me off as a fan, but even more, it would've made me question what the front office was doing. As we see now, the Tribe has a good shot at the playoffs. Popular thinking and their poor record against top teams suggest that the Indians don’t have the horses to go all the way. But baseball is different than football. If you get into the playoffs, weird things happen as bats go silent and the underdog can slip past a juggernaut on solid pitching...
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