...the party is officially over. Indians trade Wickman to Braves--Tribe acquires Class A catching prospect Maximiliano Ramirez:
The Bob Wickman era has come to a close.
The Indians traded Wickman, their all-time saves leader, to the Braves for Class A catching prospect Maximiliano Ramirez on Thursday, marking their third deal involving a veteran member of the active roster in the past month.
Out of contention by the middle of July? That's gotta hurt.
Oh well, there's always next year, right Hugh? It's only been what, fifty-eight years now? I'm sure that 2007 will be your year. Or 2008. Definitely no later than 2009.
UPDATE--Nothing like a little icing on the post-party cake:
Down a run heading into the fourth inning, the Twins loaded the bases and started scoring runs after Aaron Boone's error. Minnesota went on to put up a season-high eight runs in the frame and then piled more on later for its eighth straight win. Rondell White had four hits and drove in four runs.