Looking for some positive news about the Tribe? Yeah, me, too.
Here's a morsel.
Baseball America is reporting that the Indians have signed fourth-round pick (#137 overall) T.J. McFarland, LHP out of Illinois. They say he got $285,000. Slot would have dictated $189,000. Here's a link to the BA blog following developments on the brink of the deadline for signing 2007 draftees.
There has been a lot of money thrown around today, but no news as to whether any of it has been cast in the direction of Cole St. Clair, the LHP out of Rice U who fell to the sixth round because of injuries this season.
As for Mr. McFarland, one assumes that he will head for Winter Haven and the Tribe's team in the Gulf Coast League, which is a nice segue to a piece by Tony Lastoria posted on the channel called Swerb's Blurbs, which is also where Steve Buffum is leading the league in gallows humor.
Here's a link to Lastoria's piece, which has some nice pics of Chris Nash, Jason Smits, and others. http://www.swerbsblurbs.com/article_detail.php?id=2128
My personal favorite is RHP Santo Frias, who clearly has been endowed by his Creator with the Fausto Carmona Starter Kit, and who has pitched well since his recent promotion to Lake County.