The organization draws near a crossroad related to a dearth of position players.
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Does Cleveland have a successor for Francisco Lindor?
Can the Cleveland player development staff get to all of Nolan Jones’ tools? How high should fan expectations be?
The crossroads between fandom in 2020 and a rekindled childhood hobby provide a complex outlook on baseball.
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 its playoff system in the […]
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 the forefront. While Mike Clevinger […]
How would a lost 2020 change the course of Cleveland Baseball?
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 offense was 9th of 15 […]
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 Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez, and Andrew […]
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 2.34 ERA, 3.40 FIP, and […]
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 an exciting offensive ceiling he […]
Adding lineup depth is key, and Kole Calhoun may be the Indians best option.
The Indians 2020 bullpen will be constructed around James Karinchak.
One of the questions one is pressed into considering is whether there is more in Luplow than simply an executioner of left-handed pitching.
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 continuous window feasible in a […]
What does the offseason free agent market look like for second baseman?
Have the Indians unlocked another ceiling in Aaron Civale?
Major League Baseball is a league of pedantic rules filled with broad loopholes or pithy requirements, most of which favor teams over young players. Yet, one rule can be particularly difficult when […]
The Indians face Kyle Gibson with divisional positioning on the line, how will he attack the Indians lineup?
Have the Indians found yet another rotation arm in Aaron Civale?