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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Your team is second worst in attendance and you are unwilling to spend money for a winning team. Clearly the only way to turn things around is to tear out a bunch of those unused seats. Now, we'll see you all in the World Series   (cleveland.com) divider line 11
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2014-08-07 08:19:41 PM  
Five-oh-oh...
 
2014-08-07 10:34:16 PM  
SafeCo has the whole promenade with good game views going on, and it's a lot of fun.
 
2014-08-07 11:11:43 PM  
Go Tribe.
 
2014-08-07 11:22:48 PM  
Dumbass? WTF, subby?

They're closing off high-priced suites that aren't used in exchange for family-friendly areas. They're moving the bullpens to where fans can see them better. They're putting up a statue of the first AAAL (African-American American League) player (whom I've never heard of, but I'm not a baseball historian). They're opening up parts for better views from outside the park. The only questionable part is "Incorporating five neighborhood-themed areas with food from Ohio City, Tremont and other popular areas of the city". Eww; Cleveland food.

/just kidding about the food; it may be good as far as ballpark food goes.
 
2014-08-07 11:25:15 PM  
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2014-08-08 12:51:19 AM  
The Indians *have* spent money to make their team better. They were arguably the biggest spender in the 2012-2013 offseason, signing Bourn and Swisher, and they've invested in their own players, locking up their core so that nobody of value is leaving for at least 4 years (Swish and Bourn might be gone by then, but it's arguable whether they're "of value" right now).

Granted, not all of that has worked out. And they look awesome because Masterson turned down their contract offer and then immediately went to shiat (hooray for dodged bullets!). But cheapness does not describe the team right now. The problem is more that the players they spent all that money on are doing crappy.
 
2014-08-08 01:54:28 AM  

lacydog: The Indians *have* spent money to make their team better. They were arguably the biggest spender in the 2012-2013 offseason, signing Bourn and Swisher, and they've invested in their own players, locking up their core so that nobody of value is leaving for at least 4 years (Swish and Bourn might be gone by then, but it's arguable whether they're "of value" right now).

Granted, not all of that has worked out. And they look awesome because Masterson turned down their contract offer and then immediately went to shiat (hooray for dodged bullets!). But cheapness does not describe the team right now. The problem is more that the players they spent all that money on are doing crappy.


It's hard to look at this list and think the Indians are big spenders.  Their payroll is lower than the Royals and A's.
 
2014-08-08 08:07:27 AM  
Those changes to the park sound pretty nice, and why should they not reuse areas of the park where few people sit? It could be worse, the one ners could sit on the money and never try to improve the park.
 
2014-08-08 08:19:30 AM  
I'm guessing the Rays are the lowest in attendance and payroll? I am sure the Rays owners must have some sort of out clause in thier stadium lease concerning attendance. I wish they would move to some city that cares about baseball. The problem is the Rays are up against a day at the beach. Which of course we all know is better than most anything.
 
2014-08-08 09:16:26 AM  

tampaflacouple: I am sure the Rays owners must have some sort of out clause in thier stadium lease concerning attendance.


Nope. They have a lease until 2027 with significant costs if they leave early.
 
2014-08-08 10:07:28 AM  

tampaflacouple: I'm guessing the Rays are the lowest in attendance and payroll? I am sure the Rays owners must have some sort of out clause in thier stadium lease concerning attendance. I wish they would move to some city that cares about baseball. The problem is the Rays are up against a day at the beach. Which of course we all know is better than most anything.


They're last in attendance but they're ahead of Miami and Houston in payroll.
 
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