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The future is bright in Cleveland

Originally Published: November 10, 2007
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

So close, so disappointing.

Few ownership groups have shown more faith in their baseball men than Larry Dolan has in his general manager, Mark Shapiro, and Shapiro's choice of manager, Eric Wedge. Dolan was rewarded with a division title and almost a pennant as Cleveland knocked off the Yankees in the first round and took a 3-1 lead over Boston in the American League Championship Series. The bottom dropped out when Josh Beckett dominated in Game 5, and the Indians had to watch the Red ...

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