Cleveland seems to be punting outfield defense, why?
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Harold Ramirez and the Intersection of Tools and Ceiling
We know Harold Ramirez can fly, but that’s not why Cleveland latched onto him. They are making a bet on what would happen if his bat unlocks.
The Opposing Starter: Cleveland’s Hapless Bats Take On Tyler Mahle
Here’s how the Cleveland Indians stack up against tonight’s Reds starter Tyler Mahle.
Let Daniel Johnson Spin
The Indians have to let Daniel Johnson display his tools in the shortened 2020 season.
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?”
Could Kole Calhoun Be a Fit in Cleveland?
Adding lineup depth is key, and Kole Calhoun may be the Indians best option.
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.
Christian Arroyo, Roster Crunches, and Buying Low
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… Read more “Christian Arroyo, Roster Crunches, and Buying Low”
The Cleveland Indians vs. Jose Berrios
Jose Berrios is one of the best pitchers in baseball. After beating the Indians twice already this season, what can the Indians expect in their third match-up?
The Indians Oscar Mercado hype is well earned
Is there a bigger rage in Cleveland right now than prospect Oscar Mercado? Here’s why folks are so high on a Mercado call-up.
Adding Oscar Mercado or Jordan Luplow Can Help Indians Right Now
Oscar Mercado? Jordan Luplow? The Indians have righties ready to go in Columbus… It’s time to make the call.
The Indians outfield is interesting, but really bad
The Cleveland Indians have a lot of interesting stories in the outfield, but if you put the book together, the novel isn’t necessarily one you want to read.
Five Prospects Who Can Help in Cleveland in 2019
Which Indians prospects can impact the big league team in 2019.
Cleveland Indians Breakouts and Spring Training Stats that Matter
What has Indians spring training shown us so far? A few breakout candidates have emerged.
Optimizing the Opening Day Roster
Where the Indians roster is going entering the first month of the 2019 season, and where it should be at the end.
What if Greg Allen Figured it out?
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… Read more “What if Greg Allen Figured it out?”
Oscar Mercado and the Indians Pursuit of a Starting Caliber Center Fielder
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… Read more “Oscar Mercado and the Indians Pursuit of a Starting Caliber Center Fielder”