Kluber is a fine teammate, just not a leader. Whether it is clubhouse or pitching staff leader. Just not in his DNA.Anyone that thinks Kluber will regain the form he had in his prime as an Indian will almost certainly be disappointed. That doesn't mean he can't log some quality innings and help the Yankees' rotation. Like you said Jup, at what level he can get to is to be seen.
Would I be speaking incorrectly by assuming that Kluber is a good teammate and will help in anyway he can, but is not outspoken? If you want information from him then you'll have to ask for it is how he strikes me. More of a lead by example type?
Willing to help other pitchers but he has a hard time doing it in an intellectual form because he is not a teacher. Just not in his DNA. He is definitely a lead by example guy. And if you are looking for routine examples, or mound presence or something you can view from afar - it works great. But hands on - not so much.