Paul gives a very thoughtful take and asks the pivotal question, who's fault is this? Not unlike my piece, he focuses in on that brief period in 2008 when both aces were actually pitching like aces, noting that the Indians nonetheless were 37-51 when Sabathia was traded. An interesting note is the Casey Blake quote, that losing the ALCS changed the direction of the franchise. I don't think Blake is right. I think even had we won the World Series, the subsequent moves probably would have dropped in roughly the same order, 1-2-3. Those moves were made for a reason, and they had nothing to do with what happened n 2007.