BP Daily: No longer on the warpath
Bullpen failures and player development problems have doomed the Indians
Two seasons after they fell one win shy of a pennant, the Cleveland Indians are flying the white flag. For the second straight summer, they've traded the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner in exchange for prospects, this after a squad projected to win its division fell flat on its face out of the gate. Cliff Lee's trade to the Phillies was just one of five forward-looking deals general manager Mark Shapiro made to dismantle this lost Tribe, with Mark DeRosa, Victor Martinez, Ryan Garko and Rafael Betancourt leaving town as well.
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