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2019 Spring Training

Discussion in '(MLB) Cleveland Indians' started by AZ_, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Kiddo

    Kiddo Sixth Man

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    Quick check of the stats says he’s hitting 0.00. Does he have options left?
     
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  2. Lee

    Lee Gold Star Member

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    Well in a couple of years he should have the option of buying a small country if he wants, lol.
     
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  3. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair Eating every fucking chicken

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    Just to expand on this, since Cleveland Twitter is focusing on some other event I guess...

    Lindor played in his first game today. Can find it all over Twitter, but obviously OBJ is overshadowing a bit. As did Zimmer. Little rusty, but sounds like him and Zimmer responded well afterwards which is the most important thing right now.
     
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    Lee Gold Star Member

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    Why have them play a minor league game in spring training? To keep it under the radar?
     
  5. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair Eating every fucking chicken

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    Able to monitor guys closer in a minor league game as opposed to an MLB game.

    And people don’t realize how many ABs MLB players get throughout Spring Training in these games and others that are just never talked about or watched by anyone but scouts or team reps.

    Not all that uncommon for an MLB guy to play in an MLB game, leave midway, watch video, work on something, then go get some live ABs in a minor league game a few hours later.
     
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  6. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    Honestly I don't know how Allen does not get everyday ABs with his spring so far! Also not sure how we keep Luplow with the team out of camp. He is having a bad spring.
     
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    View: https://twitter.com/TJZuppe/status/1106596667686449153



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    Joyce seemed like a long shot after Hanley was added and Naquin seemed like the heavy favorite for the RF spot
     
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    Kluber or Bauer? Well there is breaking news, lol
     
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  9. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    He has a roster spot at AAA if he wants it, but part of me wants to just go with the young guys down there. When he went 0-17 to start the spring that kind of set him off the opening day lineup.
     
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    Kluber so far this spring

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  12. Chris

    Chris Buddy boy, I want you to get excited here!

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    Hows the bullpen looking.

    Not sure I’m up for what we witnessed last year.
     
  13. sportscoach

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    Honestly most of the contenders for the bullpen have a sub 2 ERA for the spring. Bieber has been the best pitcher overall this spring then it’s been Edwards.

    Going by numbers, the 5 to make the bullpen would be Edwards (0.00-7.2 IP, 10k), Olson (1.42-6.2 IP, 8k), Cimber (1.08-8.1 IP, 8k), Wilson (2.16-8.1 IP, 7k), and Otero (1.50-6 IP, 6k).

    Starting the season, it’s possible we are keeping 4 starters and 8 BP arms then sending someone down when we need our 5th starter. I am expecting 12 pitchers to start the season, but that hasn’t been announced yet.

    Neil Ramírez at the moment is on the outside looking in and could be cut (out of options). Martinez has put himself on the short list of call ups. Clippard will likely start the season with the Clippers and will either make our team when healthy or get an MLB job elsewhere more than likely.

    Anderson will start the season at AAA as a starter and seems like Goody is going down as well.
     
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    You know Bieber is part of the starting rotation, right?
     
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    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    Yes, but we don't need a 5th starter for 2 weeks, so either he is sitting in the bullpen for two weeks, or they put him in the minor league camp to keep him on a regular schedule. Essentially since he still has options, this would allow them to keep his body on a good schedule and to keep him sharp.

    He's not going to be needed to pitch until somewhere around 10-12th of April during the Detroit or KC series. with camp breaking the 27th and first game on the 28th of March, thats about 2 weeks in before he sees anytime outside of maybe coming out of the bullpen, so thats why he would be in minor league camp going on the schedule to stay pitching.
     
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