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Roberto Perez is better than you think
The scene is a familiar one to those who regularly watch Cleveland baseball. Shane Bieber or Corey Kluber or Cody Allen or James Karinchak stand on the… Read more “Roberto Perez is better than you think”
The Quantrill Leap Theory
Faith, pitch mix, and heat can propel Cal Quantrill to a prominent starting role in 2021. The Cleveland Pitching Factory looks to expand their footprint to another hurler.
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 New York Yankees Versus Shane Bieber
The pending Cy Young winner takes on the New York Yankees on Tuesday night… Since his last date with New York, Bieber has transformed into a Tier 1 Ace.
The Search for Diamonds in the Rough — Cleveland’s Bullpen of Misfits
Cleveland attempts to uncover diamonds in the relief market rough by honing in on distinct tools.
The Cleveland Indians’ extended offseason
EHC’s Jim Pete and Mike Hattery discuss the Indians during the extended COVID-19 offseason, and what it could or should look like for the Indians’ system going forward in 2020, and beyond.
How a Canceled 2020 Season Could Impact the Cleveland Indians for Five Years.
How would a lost 2020 change the course of Cleveland Baseball?
Why The Indians Imposed A Deadline on Offers for Francisco Lindor
The Indians are asking for final offers in the Francisco Lindor sweepstakes. On why it makes sense to push those involved to a decision point.
Making Sense of the Corey Kluber Return
The Indians landed a stud relief prospect in exchange for Corey Kluber, but why is a middling outfielder coming over as part of the deal?
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.
Why Projection Systems Missed on Oscar Mercado
Steamer projections were too low on Oscar Mercado in 2019. They are again too low in 2020. The young outfielder is pulling his way to relevancy.
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 Francisco Lindor and the Weight of Carrying A Lineup
Francisco Lindor carried the weight of a weak offense in 2019 and it showed within his plate results.
Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, and the 2020 Hot Stove Season
Could the Cleveland Indians trade Francisco Lindor before the 2020 season? It’s not likely, but if they’re trying to maximize their return, sooner is better than later.
On Free Agent Options to Replace Jason Kipnis
What does the offseason free agent market look like for second baseman?
Tyler Clippard’s High-Leverage Lockdown
Tyler Clippard stepped up and bridged the gap into extra innings, allowing the Indians to take Game 1 over the Twins. His takedown of Max Kepler in the 9th proved monumental.
On Bieber, Breaking Balls, and Brilliance
The All-Star Game MVP has a slider and a curve to add to his pinpoint command. Spin rate and velocity gains on the two benders have launched them into dominant repertoire pieces.
Zach Plesac Checking and Adjusting Towards Success
Zach Plesac has had success this season. For it to be sustainable, he has to make a pitch optimization leap. That leap has already started.
Adam Plutko’s Adequacy
Adam Plutko has dipped, dodged, and ducked his way through over 70 innings. His adequacy has been a surprising storyline.