Steven Kwan belongs in Cleveland.
Author: Michael Hattery
The Cleveland Guardians, Jose Ramirez, and the Fork in the Road
What options remain for Jose Ramirez and the Guardians?
Cleveland Baseball and Punting Outfield Defense
Cleveland seems to be punting outfield defense, why?
Cleveland Baseball Is Running Out Of Thread
The organization draws near a crossroad related to a dearth of position players.
Interim Efforts, Competing Successors, and Francisco Lindor
Does Cleveland have a successor for Francisco Lindor?
Nolan Jones, Prospect Pedigree, and Expectations
Can the Cleveland player development staff get to all of Nolan Jones’ tools? How high should fan expectations be?
Fandom, An Old Hobby, and a Pandemic
The crossroads between fandom in 2020 and a rekindled childhood hobby provide a complex outlook on baseball.
The Cleveland Indians Versus Gerrit Cole
On Tuesday, the Cleveland Professional Baseball Club will begin a postseason series with the New York Yankees, albeit a very abridged one. Major League Baseball in augmenting… Read more “The Cleveland Indians Versus Gerrit Cole”
Mike Clevinger’s Trade Value
A latent question facing Chris Antonetti, and Mike Chernoff, has as the result of Mike Clevinger’s seeming apathy towards clubhouse relationships, and team protocols, been forced to… Read more “Mike Clevinger’s Trade Value”
How a Canceled 2020 Season Could Impact the Cleveland Indians for Five Years.
How would a lost 2020 change the course of Cleveland Baseball?
Can the Indians Offense be Average?
In 2019, the Indians offense was a below-average unit. In 2020, there are real questions about whether the Indians improved that lineup in any material sense. The… Read more “Can the Indians Offense be Average?”
Daniel Johnson: What is the Floor?
In the fall of 2018, on the front end of the Indians efforts to radically decrease payroll during a contention window, they traded Yan Gomes for Daniel… Read more “Daniel Johnson: What is the Floor?”
Aaron Civale: Incredibly Promising
Aaron Civale took fans, prospectors, analysts, and well, perhaps the Cleveland Indians by surprise in 2019. In 57 big league innings, the uncomfortably poised Civale posted a… Read more “Aaron Civale: Incredibly Promising”
Franmil Reyes: Impact Right-Handed Bat
Franmil Reyes’ initial tenure with the Indians was not a good one, his bat was pedestrian for a bat first player, and perhaps that has clouded what… Read more “Franmil Reyes: Impact Right-Handed Bat”
Could Kole Calhoun Be a Fit in Cleveland?
Adding lineup depth is key, and Kole Calhoun may be the Indians best option.
The Indians Best Reliever for 2020 has Thrown Just Five Big League Innings
The Indians 2020 bullpen will be constructed around James Karinchak.
Is Jordan Luplow the Indians Full-time Solution in Right Field?
One of the questions one is pressed into considering is whether there is more in Luplow than simply an executioner of left-handed pitching.
On Extending Shane Bieber
In Major League Baseball the state of one’s franchise is often discussed around the concept of windows. That is, how long will this one last? Is a… Read more “On Extending Shane Bieber”
On Free Agent Options to Replace Jason Kipnis
What does the offseason free agent market look like for second baseman?
Aaron Civale, and Ceilings
Have the Indians unlocked another ceiling in Aaron Civale?