Speaking of the Twins, they really want our prospects for Dozier. I know we need a solid 2B player but giving several prospects players is a lot. I believe De Leon will be a fantastic pitcher. I really don't want to lose him.
But that's my opinion. The trade will happen eventually. Dozier could be part of our championship run.
Baseball is one of my favorite sports because it's offseason doesn't last forever lol. Baseball is right around the corner already. Hopefully my Tigers have a better season.
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With the Native American mascot controversy ongoing, I have come up with nickname solutions for the two teams in MLB with this kind of name.
In Atlanta, the Braves ownership can purchase the rights to the name and logos of the former Atlanta Thrashers NHL team. They can adopt the nickname, and also the logo and colors verbatim, while modifying the hockey stick of the original Thrashers logo to a baseball bat. This would allow all three major Atlanta teams to be named after birds (Hawks and Falcons).
In Cleveland, I am proposing the Indians themselves purchase the rights to the name of the a defunct hockey team as well - the Cleveland Barons, used by multiple AHL teams and one NHL team over the years. The team can add orange from the Browns and gold from the Cavs to their long-standing colors of navy blue, red (which is modified to wine red, also used by the Cavs) and white.
Resurrecting nicknames from another sport is not without precedent - the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans share their nickname with several baseball teams that formerly played in the city.
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The Braves might (and maybe should?) give up the Native American aspects of their brand, but they'd never ditch the team name. They're not a very good team right now and moving to a new, distant and poorly planned stadium is going to alienate half their fanbase. The team name is essentially all they have in the present.
I can't imagine any benefit to adopting the name and logo of an NHL team that ended up relocating - that's like voluntarily adopting pariah status. If "Braves" were to no longer become viable, they'd just as soon invent an entirely new identity and build with that than to try and court whatever tiny built-in recognition would come with the Thrashers name.
I do agree there are plenty of defunct team names in Cleveland's sports past they could feasibly adopt. I'm partial to Cleveland Spiders myself, though I'm sure that whatever branding agency was handed the task would tell them that "Spiders" is an offputting name.
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