5 Bold Predictions: 2019 Edition

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Stark

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It's that time of year again.

1) Carlos Santana leads the team in home runs and smokes a career high 39 bombs.
2) Shane Bieber takes over the mantle of Tribe Ace and leads the team in wins, ERA, and WHIP, while also finishing second in Cy Young voting.
3) Francisco Lindor has an off year, with a sub-.250 batting average and leaves the Indians front office wondering if they actually can afford him going forward.
4) Jake Bauers takes the American League by storm, with a .282 BA, 27 HR, 91 RBIs, and an amazing cannon out in the corner outfield for the Tribe.
5) The Cleveland Indians win the World Series. With the best rotation in starting baseball, an offense led by the likes of Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Jake Bauers, Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, and others, the Indians dominate the American League and take down the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games to win their first World Series title since 1948.
 

N7RobBob

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1. trevor bauer gets traded. bc the dolans want to save more money and bc we will need to fill holes.
2. kipnis can't stay healthy. hence why #1 is needed.
3. with Ramirez at 2b he is calmer and more focused at the plate. driving force in the offense during the playoffs
4. salazar becomes the set up man to brad hand. stabilizing a bullpen that struggles out of the gate.
5. dolans put the team up for sale after just missing the world series. leading to lindor signing extension with the new owners I n place
 

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1. Jake Bauers has a 1996 Brady Anderson type of season

2. Danny Salazar retires

3.Indians trade Roberto Perez for Yan Gomes at the deadline

4. Carlos Gonzales has a bounce back season and makes the all star team

5. Indians finish 3rd in the division
 

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1. CarGo and Hanley combine for 40-45 hr
2. Kip recovers and hits for .270 with 20 hr.
3. Clevinger wins 18 games.
4. Kluber gets traded.
5. Lindor hits 45 hr.
 

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1. Bauer, Carrasco, and Clevinger finish the season with a lower ERA than Kluber
2. The Indians bullpen ranks in the Top 10 for lowest ERA
3. Jake Bauers hits 20 HR and swipes 20 bags
4. Hanley Ramirez is not on the roster by July
5. The Perez/Plawecki platoon finishes with a higher OPS than Yan Gomes
 

ice cream man

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A lot of these aren’t bold (including mine). We all already know Kluber is not our best pitcher anymore.

1. We will trade Bauer.
2. Roberto hits sub .200
3. Salazar expirement will finally end after he once again shows he has no control of his pitches and/or gets/remains hurt.
4. Bauers sucks. Greg Allen becomes everyday LF.
5. Jose learns English.
 

sportscoach

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hmm....
1. All 5 starters will make at least 30 starts this season! Plutko and Anderson both though will end up with a start or two this season.
2. The Indians will have a top 5 bullpen ERA
3. Greg Allen will hit .300 and swipe 40+ bags
4. Indians will have a top 10 offense in baseball
5. They lose in the playoffs this year, but win the World Series in 2020!
 

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1. Indians win the ALCS when Perez hits a 3-run HR off Cody Allen and the Angles in the bottom of the 9th in game 7.
2. Indians win the World Series when Perez executes a perfect suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 9th of game 7 against Andrew Miller and defeat the Cardinals.
3. Trevor Bauer returns to his +4.3ERA but wins 30 games and has 300 SO's. Also, gets a hit during the World Series and uses that in his arbitration hearing next year.
4. Corey Kluber has an off year and practices during the off season throwing baseballs at local coyotes around his home. Wins Cy Young in 2020.
5. Roberto Perez becomes our clean-up hitter batting 4th when he finally gets routine AB's and shows us all how good he really is.
 

Derek

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1. Jake Bauers has an .800 OPS with 20+ HR
2. Kluber finishes no better than 4th on the team in wins
3. Greg Allen has an OBP% over .350
4. Carlos Santana hits 35 HR and has an OPS over .900 for the first time in his career
5. The team finishes top 5 in runs scored again
 

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1. Bauer has his best season of his career and wins a CY Young....on a different team.
2. Kluber breaks down and spends half the year injured or completely ineffective.
3. Twins win the Central and Indians miss the playoffs.
4. Tito leaves the team at seasons end or shortly before when we are out of it.
5. Braves win the Series
 

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1. Bauer has his best season of his career and wins a CY Young....on a different team.
2. Kluber breaks down and spends half the year injured or completely ineffective.
3. Twins win the Central and Indians miss the playoffs.
4. Tito leaves the team at seasons end or shortly before when we are out of it.
5. Braves win the Series
 

sportscoach

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A lot of these aren’t bold (including mine). We all already know Kluber is not our best pitcher anymore.

1. We will trade Bauer.
2. Roberto hits sub .200
3. Salazar expirement will finally end after he once again shows he has no control of his pitches and/or gets/remains hurt.
4. Bauers sucks. Greg Allen becomes everyday LF.
5. Jose learns English.
1. Bauer has his best season of his career and wins a CY Young....on a different team.
2. Kluber breaks down and spends half the year injured or completely ineffective.
3. Twins win the Central and Indians miss the playoffs.
4. Tito leaves the team at seasons end or shortly before when we are out of it.
5. Braves win the Series
Whats with the sad/depressive bold predictions?
 

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1. 1 of the current starting rotation will make less than 20 starts in an Indians uniform. This could be due to an injury or a trade.

2. The Indians opening postseason lineup will include 5 different players than today's does.

3. Lindor will finish top 3 in AL MVP voting and prove to be easily the most valuable infielder in baseball.

4. Carlos Santana's 2019 season will be worse than Edwin Encarnacion's 2018 season, strictly offensively speaking.

5. The Indians will go to the world series, and will win it based on a controversial call made in at least 1 game.

5a: The Indians and Lindor will agree on a 4 year contract extension worth 140 million dollars.
 

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1. Oscar Mercado will be the every day CF and be extremely good at it by the end of the season.

2. Jake Bauers hits/OPS around 800 and makes a significant impact on the team.

3. Lindor wins the MVP

4. Bieber finishes in top 5 of Cy Young voting

5. Brad Hand has 50 saves.
 

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