Agreed. It’s about time we find out if Allen, Zimmer, Johnson, Bradley, or one of the guys I’m forgetting can get the job done as RF/DH or if we just need to cut ties with a few of them.Honestly, we have so many prospects knocking on the door for an outfield slot.
It is about damn time one or two of them step up to the plate, and unlock the deadbolt for themselves in a similar fashion to the way Mercado approached each day with hard hat level of effort.
Allen has earned a spot I believe. As to whether or not he can be a mainstay out there is the real question.Agreed. It’s about time we find out if Allen, Zimmer, Johnson, Bradley, or one of the guys I’m forgetting can get the job done as RF/DH or if we just need to cut ties with a few of them.
I'm all for anything that lights a fire and adds a sense of urgency to the outfield situation.
He is a lot like who we have, a guy who has all the tools that hasn’t put it all together. I personally would get the kid and try to outright like a Maton in a sense. I think the crew we have in the minors for the bullpen has more talent than Maton.I'm all for anything that lights a fire and adds a sense of urgency to the outfield situation.
Pressure bursts pipes, however it is also the driving force behind creating diamonds.
About time to figure out if we have the latter or many lumps of coal.
I think I would pass. I'm not seeing what he brings to the roster that isn't already covered by another on the Tribe 40 man roster (or someone in the Tribe's system). If you feel I am missing an aspect, please share what you see.
I like Greg Allen, but what has he done that's earned a spot? He's a decent 4th OF-type I suppose, but really is more organizational depth than anything else.Allen has earned a spot I believe. As to whether or not he can be a mainstay out there is the real question.
Zimmer is the guy with the biggest question mark. Bradley and Johnson are just waiting....
The Reds’ signing of Nick Castellanos prompted immediate speculation, both inside and outside the organization, that the team’s next move might be a trade for a premium shortstop such as the Indians’ Francisco Lindor or Dodgers’ Corey Seager.
Not so fast.
Castellanos’ $16 million salary for 2020 pushes the Reds’ payroll to $143.3 million, according to RosterResource. That figure would be a club record, and almost certainly would take the Reds out of any consideration for Lindor, whose salary in ’20 will be $17.5 million.
Seager, at $7.6 million, would be a better financial fit, but the Reds showed interest in him earlier this offseason only as a part of a three-team trade, according to major-league sources. The deal, which would have sent Seager to the Reds, Lindor to the Dodgers and prospects to the Indians, failed to materialize.
For now, the Indians’ talks involving Lindor appear dormant. The Dodgers appear more focused on trying to land Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts
The Reds talked to the Indians about a straight trade for Lindor, but had concern over his potential $25 million salary in 2021, a source said. (Seager, who also is under club control for two more seasons, projects to earn significantly less in his walk year).
Infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel and right-hander Hunter Greene, both mentioned in the Lindor discussions, are recovering from major surgeries; Senzel had a torn right labrum repaired late last September, and Greene underwent Tommy John surgery last April.