Beyond the opening day roster and the complex machinations involved in service time manipulation as well as option protection organizations are tasked with other nuanced player assignment decisions. Organizational assignments for minor […]
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Picking Indians breakouts and their likelihood of occurrence.
Which Indians prospects can impact the big league team in 2019.
Have the Indians found a hidden value in side-arm release points?
What has Indians spring training shown us so far? A few breakout candidates have emerged.
Where the Indians roster is going entering the first month of the 2019 season, and where it should be at the end.
If Martin can retain his strength; if Martin can hold the gains of his launch angle adjustment the Indians have improved center field significantly over 2018.
Bullpens are a scary business with a layer of unpredictability that often confounds front offices; unless of course one can spend and develop like the New York Yankees. The Indians have expended […]
In order to stave off the lukewarm offseason that has become the status quo of Major League Baseball; many bright folks and institutions post projections for baseball players. These projections are not […]
As February slowly turns to March and the Indians add non-roster invitee after non-roster invitee the Indians are tasked with a Marie Kondo level sorting problem. That is; in a confined sample […]
Spring training press clippings are often those with the most delightful hubris. Indeed, “best of shape of his life” has become a delightful February meme especially when used in regard to Bartolo […]
The Indians outfield is without a doubt the weakest link on a roster built for contention; indeed, it would be difficult for a team to have a more disappointing position group on […]
In the midst of an offseason which is best described as a payroll purge the Indians front office emphasized the importance of providing young players an opportunity to contribute at the big […]
Indians pitchers and catchers have reported to Goodyear, Arizona, with two time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber donning a loose-fitting workout jersey incorporating an abysmal drawing of a cactus. The Indians […]
There are certain deals which are constructed on the margins of information asymmetry. These are most often seen where teams make prospect for prospect swaps like the one which netted the Indians […]
The Indians’ defense cost them a playoff berth in 2014. Whether you watched every game or merely looked at the performance data, this is a conclusion that most fans come to. This […]
In baseball, unless one is named Craig Kimbrel or Mariano Rivera, an elite reliever can go unnoticed and under-appreciated as the only relief pitcher outcome noted by fans is that of failure. […]
One of the truths that all Cleveland Indians fans accept is this: Yan Gomes is one of the most underrated players in Major League Baseball. This is derived from a few different […]
T.J. House has spent a large portion of his development shifting expectations, moving from highly touted draftee to underwhelming prospect, to undervalued commodity before tearing the door down in 2014. House opened […]
Walking to work, across streets with nary a flake of snow, I scoffed at the “Storm of the Century” headlines flashed in my direction, and in order to escape the cold which […]