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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

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    Who is the player that the casual fan can identify with and root for the Indians?

    For the Cavs it was Lebron and now Irving
    For the Browns it is Haden, Richardson, and Weedon.
    Who is that person for the Indians? Maybe Kipnis. At one time it was Sizemore, but he hasn't been healthy enough to stay on the field longer than a minute.

    At one time it used to be Ramirez, Thome, Sandy Alomar, Vizquel, Lofton. I can't blame the Dolan's for not being able to resign Thome and Ramirez because any big market club was going to outbid the Tribe for their services and we can only hope they would have taken discounted prices. However, not resigning Sandy Alomar and Vizquel were mistakes, not that they were going to produce more wins, but their popularity kept the casual fans interest a little longer. It wasn't like they were asking for a ton of money, just an extra year of guaranteed money. To me, that was the beginning of the end for the Dolan's trust and the cause of steady drop in attendance.
    They had Victor Martinez and Johnny Peralta waiting. Sandy averaged 60 games per season in the seven years after he left Cleveland and was never the same at or behind the plate. Omar had two good seasons with San Francisco then was average for the most part. I love both, but it was absolutely the right move.

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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    It's time for Dolan to sell the Indians
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    The Indians are on their way to their 11th season in 13 years under the ownership of Larry Dolan where they will miss the playoffs. They have gone through two rebuilds under his watch, and may be on the cusp of a third. Fan favorites have left via free agency or been traded. Attendance has plummeted to last in MLB. In his inaugural piece for the IPI, Steve Garton - a season ticket holder - says it is time for Dolan to sell.

    http://www.indiansprospectinsider.co...-indians-31101


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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    Rumor: Tony Rizzo said on the RBS he's heard since he works for Fox that the News Corporation that owns Fox, Fox News, Big Ten Network, etc. are rumored to be buying Sportstime Ohio and could possibly buy the Indians outright

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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    Quote Originally Posted by JMcCurry08 View Post
    Rumor: Tony Rizzo said on the RBS he's heard since he works for Fox that the News Corporation that owns Fox, Fox News, Big Ten Network, etc. are rumored to be buying Sportstime Ohio and could possibly buy the Indians outright

    Stay tuned
    That's dangerous...they have the money to not care about the lease. Murdoch has been rumored to be after a team for awhile now, but I just wouldn't trust him to not move the team

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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    I have also spoken to Geno from All Bets Are Off via twitter....hes heard the rumors too but hes heard rumors since he started in 2007
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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    Well that would certainly be interesting...
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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    The team is in Cleveland through at least 2023, and I can't imagine Cleveland letting that expire without extension.


    Cleveland is in relatively no danger of moving.
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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    Murdoch bought 49% of the YES network which broadcast the Yankees and Nets games, that may be a plan to buy the Yankees at some point.

    I would guess that STO would (if this sale goes through) become a 2nd Fox Sports Ohio affiliate where you could have the Cavs on one station and the Tribe on another (or for us hockey fans, Blue Jackets on one station, Cavs on another).

    And I agree with B00bie, Indians aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

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    And I agree with B00bie, Indians aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
    Sadly, this is true in several different ways.

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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    I haven't seen any rumors aside from here about the Indians being sold, just STO being bought out by FSO.

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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    FSOhio is buying out STO? I haven't seen that rumor...
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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

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    FSOhio is buying out STO? I haven't seen that rumor...
    http://www.news-herald.com/articles/...mode=fullstory

    Speaking of Fox Sports Ohio, it appears to be close to purchasing SportsTime Ohio. A source said if Fox buys it, it will broadcast the Indians and STO would no longer exist. The Dolan family is expected to retain its minority share in the cable franchise. Many thought Time Warner Cable was close to buying STO, but Fox appears to be very close to pulling the trigger on the megadeal.

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    Very interesting...
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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    That's disappointing, Fox Sports Ohio's HD only works half the time.
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    Default Re: Why Larry Dolan Needs to Sell the Cleveland Indians

    Hopefully this comes with the removal of ABAO, the CLC, and Matt Underwood and Rick Manning. Let Fred do double duty, and get someone GOOD in the booth alongside him. Perhaps Hafner?
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