Moves the Indians should make for the 2nd half

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Derek

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Comes down to the roster construction... what makes the best 40 for the 2022 season and beyond.. Sometimes that's going to hurt.. and decisions are painful..

example (for illustrative purposes only): Only one LHP "should" be kept between Logan S Allen or Sam Hentges. Allen has nearly zero trade value.. while Hentges would be one of the top five picks in the rule V draft and would be kept by that club & lost to the tribe forever. Answer: Logan S is exposed to waivers.. If he doesn't have value to anyone else.. why would the Indians protect him?

From a quick overview.. there are 30 - 32 dead sure locks to the Indians' 40 man roster & 18 questions that are much more difficult than the one above.. Some of them will be heart rendering.. some heart breaking.. some inevitable..

A trade from depth for non-roster required players lessens the loss of the devils we know.. It's a temporary situation..
Both guys would be snapped up pretty quickly if we went the DFA route.

I anticipate both remaining on the 40 man until at least spring training. Unless they’re traded, of course.
 

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There’s no way Hentges and Mejia are out of options. Guys are given three when they’re added to the 40-man, and this year would be the first time they’ve used one.

Hentges and Mejia were added to the 40 man roster in for the 19 season. They were optioned in 19, 20 and 21... That makes them out of options...


You usually are on top of something like that...

I don't remember the timing when Allen was added to the 40 man roster for the Padres. I know he pitched in 19, just don't remember if they optioned him out that season...
 
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Mejia, Hentges, and Allen all have 1 option remaining.

I wasn't sure if they would cause of the year they were added to the 40 man roster... That at least helps them development wise since they won't be 100% forced to be at the pro level..
 
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Mejia, Hentges, and Allen all have 1 option remaining.
Was that going into this year or will they go into next year with 1 option? Fangraphs shows them all having 1 option remaining, but that is considering pre-2021 season, so they would have no options going into next year.
 

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Actually, the Columbus rotation next year looks quite formidable.

Lets say that TMac and Quantrill are in the Cleveland rotation.

The AAA rotation likely starts with Allen, Morgan, Hentges, Mejia, and maybe Stephan...all young, all with MLB experience...and all before any of the younger guys are thrown into the mix.

You can't hold the sudden and unexpected MLB exposure...for which most of them were not in any way prepared for...against them, but you can count the learning experiences as a plus.

What we are seeing most nights may not look pretty, but the lessons are those which can be learned in no other way...close to invaluable
I wouldn’t sleep on Cody Morris either…….
 

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Was that going into this year or will they go into next year with 1 option? Fangraphs shows them all having 1 option remaining, but that is considering pre-2021 season, so they would have no options going into next year.

See that was my question mark...
 

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Mejia, Hentges, and Allen all have 1 option remaining.
Rostering (40 man) can happen with a player who has options.. ie. can be optioned to the minors.. as long as they maintain a 40 man roster spot..
 

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Rostering (40 man) can happen with a player who has options.. ie. can be optioned to the minors.. as long as they maintain a 40 man roster spot..

We know lol we were wondering how many options were left since they added them to the 40 man roster in 19...
 

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Was that going into this year or will they go into next year with 1 option? Fangraphs shows them all having 1 option remaining, but that is considering pre-2021 season, so they would have no options going into next year.
I would guess that is correct Mo because their option this year has already been exercised.
 
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