Dan is more than likely playing dumb here. A guy like Gilbert has been very well plugged in to Cleveland. A guy who recruits Bernie Kosar, Joe Haden and Josh Cribbs to attend the draft lottery isn’t oblivious to the rest of the sports teams in town.
Some people went for honest and obvious responses…
@cavsdan Refuse to put a winning team together. Trade stars for prospects to avoid signing them long term. Not committed to winning. At all.
And that’s the story of Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Indians. Someone needs to let Bud Selig know what his sport has been reduced to in a rabid sports town. The Dolans take some responsibility, but not nearly as much as the sport that allows one team to spend $200 million while other teams convince themselves it is “smart” to trade two of the best pitchers in baseball.
It is a football town and the team will never sell out to the level they did in the magical run in the 90s, but it could be so much better if MLB hadn’t become uncompetitive.