The Browns slim playoff chances come to an end as they lose to the Redskins. The Indians make a major three team trade. And we’ve got a special guest host this week to tell you all about it. It’s GameTime!
1Q: Browns routed by Washington
- The Browns lose to the Redskins 38-21.
- Which QB was making his 1st NFL start? Cousins outplayed Weeden.
- Our defense unable to adjust to the bootleg. Cousins found big yards from that play all game long.
- Fox Analyst Mike Martz pointed out many of Weeden’s fundamental problems, obvious to many. Bad footwork, locking in to receivers, failing to throw to open receivers in man coverage, hold on to the ball too long.
- This game probably closes the door to any hopes Shurmur had of returning next year.
- Imagine what RG3 might have done.
- Things may get ugly with a trip to Denver this week. What will Peyton Manning do against us? You can bet he will know where Sheldon Brown and Usama Young are.
2Q: Indians Complete Major, 3 Team Trade
- The three team trade involves the Indians, Reds and Diamond Backs
- Indians send Choo, Sipp and Donald away for pitching prospects, including the #3 pick of the 2011 draft.
- The Indians made a move they had to to get rid of Choo, whose agent would not let him resign here.
- We get:
- OF Drew Stubbs, 28, from CIN (.213, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 14 HR, 40 RBI, 30 SBs, 136 games 166 strike outs (finished 5th in NL). Antonetti says he is a “gold glove-caliber CF”
- RHP Starter Trevor Bauer, 21 (#3 pick in 2011 from ARIZ)
- RHP Reliever Matt Albers from ARIZ
- RHP Reliver Bryan Shaw from ARIZ
- Cincinnati gets:
- Shin-Soo Choo from CLE
- INF Jason Donald from CLE
- Cash from CLE
- Arizona gets:
- Didi Gregorius from CIN
- Reliever Tony Sipp from CLE
- Lars Anderson from CLE (someone we got in trade deadline deal with BOS in 2011)
3Q: What’s next for the Indians?
- We already traded for Mike Aviles (to TOR for Esmil Rogers), a possible starting SS for us.
- Will Nick Swisher sign this week?
- In other news, Kevin Youkilis signed a 1YR, $12M deal with the Yankees
- Will the Indians keep or trade guys like Asdrubal, Chris Perez and
4Q: Indians Other Moves
- Town Hall with Terry Francona for Season Ticket Holders
- Tribe Fest (Jan 19/20)