The Cleveland sports world saw a wild Thursday.
It was a day for trades, drafts, and a legend stepping aside. Thursday, July 29, 2021, will be remembered for one of the most bonker days in the history of Cleveland sports. With many expecting the news of Evan Mobley getting drafted by the Cavs to cap off a night of relatively minor news, things got off and popping with a morning trade.
The Indians made the first move involving Cesar Hernandez but the Cavaliers wouldn’t be outdone when they made a trade of their own. Then managerial news again broke with the Indians, leading to the Cavs draft, and boy, this was a heck of a day.
We didn’t even mention that the Cleveland Charge of the G-League unveiled their logo, court, and jersey designs for their debut in Cleveland or the fact that Mack Wilson is actually doing well in training camp. That’s how bonkers of a day it was.
Tribe trades Cesar Hernandez
The Indians trading Cesar Hernandez may set the tone for the rest of the season. If the team only trades him and maybe Bryan Shaw, then they’re just trying to get something for the veterans. Fans can live with that. Yet, if they start going full whole-sale, which there’s no reason to do, mind you, then the team will surely take on whole new energy for the remainder of the year.
The fact is that the team will continue its success through its minor league system. This team has been a playoff contender just about every year under Terry Francona’s tenure, and there’s no reason to expect it to end now. The Indians need to continue to develop their minor league players and that might be the job to do for the remainder of the season.
Then again, if the Tribe can take down the White Sox in the upcoming series, things will get interesting.