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All-Aught Indians: Back-up Outfielder: Franklin Gutierrez (2005-2008)

Eric Wedge didn’t like Milton Bradley, and Milton Bradley didn’t like Eric Wedge. Bradley had made a habit of doing the wrong thing, including fights, tenures in jail and not running out ground balls. When he got into it with Eric Wedge twice in less than a year, he was sent packing to the Los Angeles Dodgers. What they received in return for the misguided centerfielder turned into their best utility outfielder of the decade.

The All-Aught Indians Center Fielder is Franklin Gutierrez.
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All-Aught Indians: Center Field: Grady Sizemore (2004-2009)

There really hasn’t been a more stable every-day position for the Tribe than center field. The four major players during the Aught decade was Kenny Lofton, Milton Bradley, Coco Crisp and Grady Sizemore.

Bradley, although spectacular at times, was injury-prone, and an enigma. Crisp was an able athlete, but played most of his time at other positions. Lofton had a spectactular career with the Indians, but his days with the Tribe are now long behind him.

Taking all of that into account, the All-Aught Indians Center Fielder is Grady Sizemore.
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