100th Post, Worst lineup in 100 years

Chris KreitzerSenior Analyst IAugust 6, 2008
CF Franklin Gutierrez,
3B Jamey Carroll
LF Ben Francisco
SS Jhonny Peralta
RF Shin-Soo Choo
DH Ryan Garko (Andy Marte replaces Garko for not running out a ground ball)
1B Andy Gonzalez
C Sal Fasano
2B Asdrubal Cabrera
LHP Jeremy Sowers
This has got to be one crappiest lineups the Tribe has trotted out in decades. Only 3 of the guys (after Garko was benched) started in the playoffs last year. The sad state of affairs really makes me wonder how this team expects to contend in 2009. Their offense is weak, their bullpen is horrific, no closer, and only two starting pitchers penciled in (Lee, Carmona). This may be a one and done type of team, where they can contend to a point and then have to start over. I can't even begin to think about what they could do in the off season as there are too many holes to fill. This front office has really no track record of signing any free agent besides fill in guys, so how do these questions become answered? Unless this team promotes guys who look like future solutions (Crowe, Reyes, Huff, Hodges), the rest of 2008 will continue to be one giant yawn.
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