Indians Release Trevor Crowe

In the shortest press release I’ve ever seen, the Indians today released AAA outfielder Trevor Crowe.

“Columbus transaction: OF TREVOR CROWE was released.”

Crowe was the Indians 1st round pick in the 2005 draft. He was the 14th overall pick. Crowe played 205 games for the Indians (bet you could make some money off that stat) and had a lifetime .245 average with 3 home runs, and 29 stolen bases over three season for the Tribe.

Does it make sense to release a player this close to the trade deadline? Then again, Crowe probably wasn’t on many teams’ radar.

  • AMC

    Can someone explain this move to me? Wasn’t Crowe playing halfway decent at AAA? Wouldn’t he have been an upgrade over Cunningham?

  • Harv 21

    That’s fine, seven years of intense organizational investment and attention is enough, time to admit they made a mistake, flush him and move on. Do wish we had a bigger pile of OF candidates to sift through, or a time machine to get Brian Giles and Richie Sexson back.

  • I can explain it: Trevor Crowe stinks.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Perfect timing (see Rick’s article http://waitingfornextyear.com/2012/07/talent-evaluation-vs-talent-development-or-chicken-vs-egg/) this is a stellar example of the Indians horrible drafting and inability to develop players. A #14 overall pick that basically contributed nothing, ever.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    It’s nothing that shouldn’t have probably been done two years ago. And no he wouldn’t have been an upgrade over Cunningham if anything he may have been worse.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Harv remember the days when the Indians couldn’t find room for players like Giles and Sexson so we gave Giles away for practically free? The Indians were true philanthropists in the ’90s! For all the good it did.

  • Harv 21

    yep, and we had trouble finding starters so we signed last-leg big-timers like Martinez, Orel and McDowell. Now we give away pitchers like Pomerantz and sign Johnny Damon and Thome.

    [I know this is simplistic and not totally accurate, but if my usually correct and balanced comments are going to generate unwarranted “dislikes” like above, might as well give them something slightly incendiary to dislike :-)]

    [Also, with disqus can’t see who disliked. Dislike this. Like grudges]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Who knows one ACE may have had two championships most likely at least one. Ah the good old days when power hitters were aplenty.
    I evened the score for ya and gave you a +1. Shows how much I care what others think until I read what you wrote I didn’t even notice you could score an individual comment. I must be at -1000 by now, lol.

  • mgbode

    I feel bad, but Crowe will always be the poster child of the 2005 Indians draft which saw us take 5 players among our first 6 picks that we would try to place in the OF. None of them panned out.

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  • jray_CLE

    I personally witnessed one of Trevor’s three home runs. It was a late inning bomb at Camden Yards for a come from behind victory. Ahhh, the memories. He will be missed.

  • Steve

    Your above statement is just as simplistic and lacking accuracy. But I do appreciate your willingness to admit right away that your comment lacked substance. So, I ask, why even post it?

  • Harv 21

    cuz, um, I’m simplistic and lack substance? But I was hoping it was all right if I still posted here. You’re kind of scaring me, mister. I’ll try harder, mister, no joke.

  • oh no mr. bill

    trevor crowe will soon be bagging groceries at the heinen’s in river but only as an injury replacement bagger where he will do things like put the milk on top of the eggs, or whatever grocery bagging metaphor there would be for his shitty career.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Steve I thought we had something why are you sharing that kind of commentary with another? You know your opinion of my opinion is all that counts!

  • Scout / Manger

    Trevor Crow is done with number of injuries he has had in past 4 years. Time to move on Trevor