Oh, hi. Just a little note about EVERYTHING BEING AWESOME.
Following an emotional night in which our beloved Jim Thome took his rightful place among the pantheon of Indian greats, the Indians are doing stuff. Like, being serious deadline buyers.
The Jonathan Lucroy deal was agreed to late Saturday night, provided he gives the okay to waive his no-trade clause. The Brewers will receive prospects Francisco Mejia, Yu-Cheng Chang and Greg Allen. Lucroy will serve as a bargain “2-for-1” as he solves the need for a bat and above-average receiving.
But the coup de grâce to the rest of the American League was possibly struck around 9 AM this morning with the sudden and (still somewhat shocking) acquisition of the Yankees’ lefty dominator, Andrew Miller. The Indians paid a steep price as they let Clint Frazier and Justise Sheffield go as the centerpiece of the Yankees’ return along with pitchers Ben Heller and JP Feyereisen, but the window is wide open with two controllable pieces past 2017.
The Indians have made their intentions known. The City of Champions may not be a one-franchise phenomenon.
More information as it develops! Sell out The Jake, people!
UPDATED: According to top Brewers beat guy, Tom Haudricourt, Lucroy has shockingly declined the trade to the Indians.
Jonathan Lucroy has exercised his no-trade clause and vetoed trade from #Brewers to Indians. Details to come.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 31, 2016
UPDATE 2: Lucroy’s spin is so strong, you might get nauseous.
Jonathan Lucroy: pic.twitter.com/wZH6Hs1LtT
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 31, 2016