For last years top three starters, Masterson, Jiminez, and Kazmir all the prsospects the Indians received are Papi and Ramsey. This is despite the fact that Masterson was an All Star last year, Kazmir an All Star this year, and Jiminez led the American league in ERa the last two months of the season.
Is their any wonder why the fans don't come out and support the team or why the Indians only have a small window of opportunity every five years.
My definition of a minor league operation is one that consistently gives away their veterans when they become eligible for FA.
To me it doesn't matter what Masterson or Jiminez did this year; the fact that they got little in return speaks volumes for what's wrong with the operation.