The Indians finally added that missing piece. No, not a closer. Or other bullpen arms. Or a first baseman.
David Dellucci. For just 11.5 million dollars over 3 years, the Tribe adds a .292 average, 13 homeruns and 39(!) RBIs.
This is great, cause he can platoon with that other OF from Philly, Jason Michaels:
Dellucci, a left-handed hitter, will face all right-handers in left field. Jason Michaels, last season's starting left fielder, will face lefties. Michaels also could play right field with Shin-Soo Choo, if Casey Blake moves to first base.Perfect! This also solves that pesky first base problem. Casey Blake is the perfect first baseman for this ball club. I really think the Indians needed a guy at a corner of the infield who's a guaranteed 0-1 count every time. I mean, Ryan Garko, who needs him?
Dellucci's contract is going to be 3 years for $11.5 million. A $12 million, 3 year deal for a 33 year old platoon outfield is awesome. There is no better way that money could've been spent.