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2007 Dynasty Chronicles: The Curious Case of Orlando Silva

Posted 06-25-2013 at 02:45 PM by IndiansGuy57
Updated 06-25-2013 at 02:57 PM by IndiansGuy57

On June 15, 2007, the Chicago Cubs selected 20-year old SP Orlando "Biceps" Silva with the third overall pick in the amateur draft. Three days later the Cleveland Indians obtained Silva for six players.

Silva seemed to have it all: high upside (20/79 rating), 96-98 MPH velocity, four pitches, a strong Work Ethic (16), the top Leadership rating (20) and a world of potential.

Like the Cubs, the Indians started Silva at A ball, and he quickly zipped through...
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2007: A Contender Emerges

Posted 06-23-2013 at 01:31 PM by IndiansGuy57

Part 2: Winning the Division

As the 2007 season began, the Cleveland Indians were in fairly good shape. LF Matt Murton, a waiver-wire pickup, appeared to be a better player than the incumbent, aging OF David Delluci, and other upgrades like 3B Van Pope seemed poised to contribute.

A few days into the season, Rookie League CL Jessie Cochran, signed as a minor league free-agent in January, took a quick step forward, with his ratings improving to 9/4/11 and his upside...
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2007: A Contender Emerges

Posted 04-29-2013 at 08:58 PM by IndiansGuy57

Part 1: A new beginning
Assuming the job of the Cleveland Indians GM in January 2007, I set about to do a thorough housecleaning of the roster, sign minor league free agents, promote talented staff internally and try to boost attendance for a club that won just 77 games in 2006.

One of my first trades was to dump the salary of aging CL Joe Borowski, sending him with a minor league SS to the SF Giants for a RP I prized, Brian Wilson. As throw-ins, I also obtained SS Emanuel...
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The 2007 Indians Dynasty

Posted 01-15-2013 at 03:56 PM by IndiansGuy57

Playing OOTP 8, I took control of the 2007 Indians as GM. I immediately set out to revamp the team. I made the playoffs my first year but lost to the despised Yankees that season. Since then, I have won the World Series in 2008, 2009 and 2010 (winning 139 games in 2010). I'm currently leading the division in 2011.

The secrets to this success? It took a lot of trial and error, and these moves might not work in later versions of the game. But here's what I've found works well:
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