Updated, see below my post. Thanks to Voltaire for doing the research I didn't whenn I first posted this!! (I still stand behind my non-rosy glasses...)
I've never head of the guy, but he managed to secure one of the top spots in the Tribe's starting rotation. He is Carl Pavano:
He's been in the MLB for three seasons, but has only played in two, if you can count pitching in two games last season a 'season.'
His ERA for his three seasons is 5.77... He came from the Yankees, and I haven't done the research yet, but I have to assume we got him for a steal... Or maybe he came as part of the stimulus package, who knows. All I know is that I am not donning the rosy glasses on a guy who racks up a 4.76 ERA in two games (in all of 11 innings total).
Let's hope he proves me wrong...
UPDATE (from the comments of Voltaire):
Actually, Carl Pavano has played in many, many more than three seasons. Take a look:
He is famous for signing a mega-contract with the Yankees and then suffering several severe arm problems and undergoing several surgeries. The Indians signed him on a heavily incentive-laden deal. Basically, if he stinks, they're out very little money. If he pitches enough to earn up to the $6 million (I think) that his contract maxes out at, he'll have earned it.