The Indians have built a powerhouse rotation by exploiting a market inefficiency. Breaking balls are the name of the game.
Every team has a few questions to answer before the start of the 2019 Major League baseball season. Do the Indians have far too many for a playoff contending club? The EHC crew takes a dive into a few of those questions.
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 […]
Roberto Perez was outstanding in the 2016 playoffs, but it has all gone downhill from there. A look at how the Indians’ starting catcher can’t hit a breaking ball.
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 […]
Jason Kipnis was once overrated by the Indians fanbase. Now he is categorically undervalued…
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 signed Tyler Clippard to a minor league deal. It could work out very well for them, pending usage deployment decisions.
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 […]
Rationality is incongruous with fandom. One spends a lifetime aspiring to be rational, only to see that work dissolve in the face of sports analysis. Objectivity is merely an illusion, sidestepped by […]
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 […]
The Indians have had an obvious plan of attack this off-season, and it revolves around finding guys who know how to get on base.
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 […]
WFNY’s EHC podcast returns to discuss the possibilities of trading Corey Kluber once again. With reports that the Indians are likely going to keep all of their starters, it’s still difficult to […]
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 Cleveland Indians offseason has featured a bevy of moves. No, they haven’t dealt away a frontline starter. On the contrary, they have shipped out a handful of aging well-knowns for a mixed bag of major league talent and prospects. Out are Yan Gomes, Edwin Encarnacion, Yonder Alonso, and Yandy Diaz. In are Daniel Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez, Andruw Monasterio, Carlos Santana (hello, old friend), Jake Bauers, and Alex Call. Only two of the previously mentioned names are locks to be a prominent part of the Indians 2019 pennant chase, yet one or two more may surface as options throughout the campaign.
The Cleveland Indians acquired Oscar Mercado in a move that likely didn’t make the splash Cleveland Indians’ fans wanted to see. Long term, Mercado might be special…
Netflix has been on a bit of run lately. The streaming service dipped its toe and made some noise in the last few years with original programming hits like “House of Cards” […]
As you may have noticed, Jeff Nomina did an excellent job earlier this week compiling staff predictions for the 2015 Cleveland Indians season. If you follow Fangraphs or read any of their […]