Indians unveil new uniforms. We think.

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I was directed to a web page this morning which was billed as the Indians unveiling “new uniforms for 2012.”  This was the picture on that web page:

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You tell me what’s different, because I’m sort of not seeing it. Based on this pic it appears as though the white piping around the neck and down the buttons of the blue one is gone. Same goes for the blue piping on the white jersey.  That script, however, still dominates. I’ve never liked it. It looks like the writing you’d see on a generic shirt you’d find in the kids department at Marshall’s or something that says “Baseball.”  Or “All Star.”

If I ran the Indians — and I see no reason why I shouldn’t — I’d issue a decree that from now until the end of time they’d wear these uniforms, but with the navy block C cap.

But, hey, maybe the Indians don’t want to look awesome all the time. Who am I to judge?

Carlos Asuaje to join Lotte Giants of KBO

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Rangers second baseman Carlos Asuaje is headed to Korea Baseball Organization, according to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. Following a three-year campaign with the Padres, Asuaje was placed on waivers and subsequently claimed by the Rangers, who have yet to formalize the buyout required to move the infielder to KBO’s Lotte Giants.

Asuaje, 27, saw a sharp decline in his value during the 2018 season. He slashed a disappointing .196/.286/.280 with just 11 extra-base hits, 19 RBI and a .566 OPS, feeding into a career-worst -0.7 fWAR over 218 plate appearances. Despite a promising performance in 2017, he has yet to catch on in any meaningful way with a major-league team and stands to make a bigger impact for the Lotte Giants, who may be able to guarantee more consistent opportunities moving forward.

Final terms of the deal have yet to be reported. Asuaje is the fourth MLB player to join the Giants in recent years, a pool that included left-handers Félix Doubront and Brooks Raley and second baseman Andy Burns.