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Cleveland Indians 2018-2019 Offseason Outlook

Discussion in '(MLB) Cleveland Indians' started by Steve_424, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Real Deal

    Real Deal In Dorsey We Trust

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    Bunting at appropriate times is very meaningful in postseason play. Especially when your pitching is the anchor of the team.

    I hope for hot pitching in Sept/Oct, we'll go a long way. Maybe make Bauer the Ace and Kluber go against the 2nd SP in a rotation. Cookie is money. I still like our chances in any game, but Tito knows we need to work on some small ball with this current lineup.
     
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  2. chuck0609

    chuck0609 Sixth Man

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    This guy again. Smh
     
  3. chuck0609

    chuck0609 Sixth Man

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  4. Derek

    Derek 1 by land, 2 by sea, 3 Baerga

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    I apologize for bringing rational thought into your world
     
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  5. Stark

    Stark King in the North

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    Our projected lineup next season is going to be absolute garbage compared to our last three years. Not being a negative nancy or a hater, just a fact. Obviously moves can happen between now and ST, but I'm not holding my breath.

    I've always been of the adage of if a guy hits a leadoff double, you bunt him over to third, and try to let the next guy hit a sac fly. Guaranteed run almost if you can execute the bunt and your next batter isn't horrible.

    As of now, it's looking like our lineup outside of Lindor/Jose/Santana is going to be kind of not good. We're going to need to manufacture runs for our great starting rotation as much as we can.
     
  6. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    We need the young positions players like Bauers, Allen, Luplow etc to really become solid everyday players with the way things are looking now. We have the rotation and a good enough roster to win the division but I think we can all agree we cannot win it all with this roster without a couple breakout years from the young guys. Though that being said there is still hope for us getting at least one or two solid free agents since the market is still full of players. I just hope at the end of the day we at least get like a Marwin Gonzalez to help this roster out.
     
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  7. Derek

    Derek 1 by land, 2 by sea, 3 Baerga

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    Bunting ALWAYS lowers your run expectancy in an inning. Kill it. Kill it with fire.
     
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    MoFlo Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  9. chuck0609

    chuck0609 Sixth Man

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    To quote your personal god Kipnis :
    “We were just outplayed," said. "I wish it weren't that simple. It just seems from top to bottom we were out-scouted, out-pitched, out-coached a little bit. They really did just a fantastic job over there of being ready and prepared before the series.”
     
  10. Derek

    Derek 1 by land, 2 by sea, 3 Baerga

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    What’s your point? That has nothing to do with effort or enthusiasm, which was what you said initially.

    I’m also not sure what your problem is with me and Kipnis, he was a slightly above average player for us most of last year after a horrific start. That’s all I ever said.
     
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  11. chuck0609

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    Sure it does. It’s inherent within the statement. If you can’t see that, I don’t know what to tell you.
    When you present flippant, patronizing responses, expect the same in return.
     
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  12. Derek

    Derek 1 by land, 2 by sea, 3 Baerga

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    Please. I’ve spent more time in this forum making deep, informational posts than I’d care to admit. Don’t try to pretend that I throw out opinions without supporting evidence.

    It is most certainly not inherent. I just find it hard to take baseball arguments seriously when you relate execution to energy and enthusiasm. Does more enthusiasm keep Miller healthy? Stop Allen from falling off a cliff?

    Reminds me of early in the season when people were criticizing Lindor for not smiling as much as he used to.

    There are so many good tangible arguments to be made in baseball that the intangible ones just don’t hold much weight for me.
     
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  13. Kevalier

    Kevalier Be a belieber

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    Morosi, AKA the Master of Conjecture, strikes again with nothing important to add to what has already been reported. If Antonetti and Chernoff are still insisting on a Sale-like return for Kluber or Bauer, they sure as hell aren't going to deal either to San Diego without receiving one of their top five prospects.
     
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    Kevalier Be a belieber

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    Anyone else attending Tribe Fest today?
     
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  15. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair Eating every fucking chicken

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    As of today, using Steamer projections, the Indians offense is projected a slash line of: .254/.334/.423

    A .757 OPS would have been the 6th highest in the league last year, tied with the Rockies. A whopping 9 points lower than the Indians OPS last season. And keep in mind projections error on the low side as well.

    The names may not be there like in previous years, but people are severely underrating the Indians lineup right now. Ramirez and Lindor is as good of a 1-2 bunch in baseball, which alone makes the Indians lineup better than league average.

    And they aren't done this off season either, if some of the stuff being tossed around is legit...
     
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