The Cleveland Indians unloaded a pair of past-their-prime veterans this week in Derek Lowe and Johnny Damon.
Despite those changes, which included the call-ups of starter Corey Kluber and quick outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, the Indians still are mired in a seven-game losing streak before Saturday’s game against Detroit.
Lowe and Damon were designated for assignment, possibly ending their careers in the majors. Both moves were overdue as Lowe has been atrocious the past few months (2-9 with an 8.28 ERA in his past 13 starts) and Damon, whose outfield arm is laughable, never picked up from where he left off in Tampa Bay last season (he hit just .222 with Cleveland).
Hopefully, the Indians will learn from this and think twice before hitting the over-the-hill market again anytime soon.