Cleveland Indians

Indians 2010... Bye-Bye Jhonny?

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 21:  Jhonny Peralta of the Cleveland Indians poses during photo day at the Indians spring training complex on February 21, 2009 in Goodyear, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
john smithContributor ISeptember 3, 2009

As we near the conclusion of a rough '09 season, there has been one thing that has definitely caught the attention of some loyal tribe fans: the rookies.

In the past two weeks, Matt Laporta and Andy Marte have been tearing it up, hitting .362 and .333, respectively. However, with the recent call-up of Michael Brantley, and with Choo and Sizemore locked down in RF and CF, respectively, for 2010, where doesLaporta go? Well, Laporta must go to first. Now, where does Marte go? Third. Then, where does Jhonny go? Somewhere else.

Jhonny is supposed to make 4.6 Million next year, Marte will make .46 Million. Marte has hinted he is ready to hit at the MLB level, and Shapiro and Wedge just need to see more consistency. If Marte shows him he is ready, then why wouldn't Jhonny be dealt? With a possible stellar lineup in 2011 like this, Jhonny doesn't have a place.

Projected 2011 Lineup:

C- Carlos Santana

1B- Matt Laporta

2B- Luis Valbuena

SS- Asdrubal Cabrera

3B- Andy Marte

LF- Michael Brantley

CF- Grady Sizemore

RF- Shin Soo Choo

DH- Travis Hafner


As you can clearly see, with a rebuilding Cleveland Indians, there really isn't a spot for Peralta. Bye-Bye Jhonny?

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