This Akron Beacon Journal sportswriter is one of the most prolific reporters on any beat. In the past five years, he's penned eight books. His latest, Dealing: The Cleveland Indians' New Ballgame: Inside the Front Office and the Process of Rebuilding a Contender, is a typically well-researched volume about Tribe General Manager Mark Shapiro's controversial scrapping of name-brand players and the young guys who replaced them. In his ABJ columns, Pluto -- who's been nominated for a pair of Pulitzers -- does more than just rattle off stats; he puts the numbers in perspective. What sets him apart from his peers is his flair for nuance. His 1994 book, The Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a Thirty-Year Slump, captured exactly what it's like to be a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan. Pluto's suffered along with us.