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  1. Cleveland has been a key manufacturing center throughout the years. Why not The Builders, or the Forgers, or The Erectors...... Wait - I can hear the bad jokes on that last one already. Or they could have honored the commerce in the area because of Lake Erie. Could have been the Shippers, Transporters, or Sailors..... I am with you - AW - it will be a while, if ever, to get used to the Guardians.
  2. Better yet, there were 20 rounds - and the Tribe selected 18 pitcher, 1 outfielder, and 1 middle infielder. Hope they didn't cut off their nose to spite their face.
  3. He should have been charged with felony stupidity.
  4. Tribe selects 6'6" 240lb RHP Gavin Williams with the 23rd pick in the MLB draft. Big boy. 21 year old. 4 year college player at East Carolina. 94-97 mph average fastball, with 2 power breaking balls. Projects as a starting pitcher. How fast will he rise through the minors? Will he work out in Cleveland? Who knows - but..... This organization's track record for developing pitchers is good.
  5. Shut out and NO HIT AGAIN!!!! Tell me again why Ty Van Burkleo deserves to keep his job? (Oh, wait - he is being paid minimum wage - so he is Dolan's golden boy...)
  6. In both this start yesterday and the previous one vs the Cubs in Wrigley, there was a defensive play NOT made by the Indians that extended innings. Both times the scorer ruled them as hits, so the subsequent runs were earned, and shouldn't have been. Should have been out of the inning. Of course, that led to elevated pitch counts, and what followed were two seeing eye hits, and then a game changing hit. That kind of non support is crushing to a young pitcher. What I do like about Eli is he is aggressive in the strike zone, aka he doesn't nibble, and he is constantly changing speeds a
  7. Congrats to Eli Morgan - FIRST ML win. This kid sure passes the eyeball test, and is only going to get better.
  8. Valid points. But I have always liked his defense, and I heard last night during the broadcast that Bradley has raised his home batting average to over .300. That is usually the tougher side of the equation to accomplish. Hitting for a better average is usually easier on the road, due to self imposed pressure from the fans. Now, all that being said - who I be chagrined if we got a better prospect in CF? Of course not. But I think Bradley has finally put the injury bug behind him and is showing what he is capable of. How long that lasts? Who knows....
  9. Looks also like one of our home grown selections is bearing fruit too. Bradley Zimmer was a first round selection (21st overall) in 2014. Hopefully, his injuries are behind him - because I think he has found a home home in the 9 hole of the batting lineup and in center field. The other outfielder the Tribe must be patient with was acquired from the Cardinals for a now now AAA/AA outfielder and one that is no longer in baseball. Oscar Mercado had a fabulous rookie season, then the wheels fell off. It happens. The clock is ticking, but he still is 26 years old. Plenty of time to have a
  10. I think they way it works is (and I have been wrong plenty of times before) but each team is allowed to designate an "annual interleague partner". That way, no matter what cross league division your division is playing that year - you always have a home and home series with that partner. (Until both teams agree to pick other partners). For the Tribe, it is the Reds. So when the AL Central is playing the NL East, the Tribe and Reds still have a home and home. For the Tribe to play the Pirates more than the AL Central vs. the NL Central dynamic - they would need to sever the Tribe-Reds
  11. This move to Rosenhaus Sports should not greatly affect Greg signing his initial rookie contract. A second contract? That's where it could get sticky.
  12. Of course we are hosting the Mariners this weekend - and due to their injury situation - guess who is playing 1B? (According to my brother - so I caution you to take that with a grain of salt..) I hope and pray it is not the second coming of The Bambino.
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