Today in Tribe History: July 7, 2008
The Indians deal the 2007 American League Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers. Sabathia, leading the American League in strikeouts at the time, is exchanged for prospect slugger Matt LaPorta, hard-throwing reliever Rob Bryson, struggling Zach Jackson and a player to be named later (Michael Brantley). Shortly after the trade, Sabathia took out a full-page ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer thanking Indians fans for their support over the years. The ad cost him $12,870.