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  1. Run defense stats

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  2. Indians acquire Brad Hand

    This is a solid post. I get the argument from the guys saying Mejia is an elite catching prospect and an overpay here, and tools-wise, you are right! He has awesome tools for a catcher his age and I think it's totally possible that in 5 years he develops into a Posey level offensive catcher (300+ avg. with 14-20 HRs a year). But you guys gotta listen to the people who are reporting what they're hearing from local sources as well. Because we as couch scouts just don't have the kind of inside info that teams have on certain things here. And there have been disconcerting signs regarding Mejia and the organization for more than a year now. Including chatter that his communication, pitch framing, and game calling are stalling out and he doesn't seem interested in improving there. I get that his tools are incredible. But ignoring internal chatter from a GOOD developmental organization because of his tools isn't a great idea. Maybe being in a more hispanic area helps him out a lot (as the language barrier has stayed a harder hurdle for him than it is for many LA prospects). And maybe he turns into everything we hope he can be. But I think it's prideful to act like we couldn't possibly be wrong about him. Especially when the concerns are coming from an organization that has made a living the last few years being right about guys that we as prospect hounds were wrong about (trading for Kluber and Clevinger when their value was low, valuing Jose Ramirez as a top prospect when he was thought of as organizational filler, etc.)
  3. Run defense stats

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  4. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    Oh for sure, I'm saying from our perspective it is all about getting under the tax if we ship him for Bayless, who is basically an expiring, smaller contract.
  5. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    Every single team beat writer (Vardon, Lloyd, etc.) has said on the record that Love is GONE at the end of the year. Like, 0% chance he stays. And that's guys who practically always hedge as a matter of professional cover. I didn't see anything about a pick. Bayless makes half Korver's salary and is a 1 year contract to Korver's 2. This would be to get us closer to being out of the luxury tax so that we can reset the "repeater" penalty. Could there be a loose future 2nd? Maybe, but I wouldn't bet on it and I certainly wouldn't expect a 1st.
  6. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    Nah, just because they are having a different discussion that doesn't translate if you're not in the know about modern baseball analytics doesn't make them dbags. The baseball forum is for baseball truthers, guys who that is their main sport (or close to it). Because of that, they're going to be discussing really advanced concepts a lot of the time and using stats that don't have a 1-1 correlation (ERA, RBI, etc.) to something that can be found in a box score. As a result, they are going to push back on people who want to talk with those types of stats as their primary basis for discussion. (I could be off-base with this, don't have time to read the whole 13 page thread in there, but this is my general experience in there.) In summary, I think the baseball forum has the same amount of d-baggery as any other. I mean, for goodness sakes, have you seen how WE treat people who come in here ignorant of Browns stuff?
  7. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    And it's not "likely". It's guaranteed. He's a SoCal guy who wants to go to either a championship contender or back to CA. That three hour rap up podcast with the Cavs beat writers talked about it and they were unanimous that he is GONE the second his contract is up. I want to get top dollar for Love, but as soon as we get an offer that we think won't be topped, we should take it.
  8. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    I freaking love Colin Sexton. Like, I don't know if he'll ever be a consensus top 10 PG or anything like that. But I know I am really gonna enjoy watching him play. High intensity, likes to play defense, love it.
  9. Jarvis Landry ranked #52 in top 100 countdown

    Eh, not so much. The Rams fans weren't exactly weeping to lose him. If my memory serves, the last time his defenses were truly terrifying, he was paying them to be.
  10. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    Made up faerie head land? Just kidding, but yeah, I haven't seen anything other than wild speculation. The most realistic one was Bazemore and #3 for #8, Hill's expiring (partially unguaranteed), and removing the top 10 protection on our 2019 pick.
  11. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    I'm optimistic about our three young guys. I think Osman/Sexton/Preston can all eventually end up rotation players on a championship team. And I'm getting close to thinking that Sexton could be the 3rd/4th best guy on a championship team in 3-5 years. Osman I think screams multi-positional 6th guy for a really good team. I think Preston ends up that 9th guy that you play to pull an extra defender out of the paint and help with running the floor. I could be wrong on all or some of that. But I'm optimistic that our cupboard is not TOTALLY bare.
  12. Supplemental Draft actually relevant??

    This is weird as heck. I don't remember the supplemental system ever needing a "lottery" in the past, it was always just order of record from the previous year.
  13. Cavaliers Thread: Embrace The Tank

    Yeah, that was solid. Could really tell that Sexton's aggressiveness should translate well to the pro game. Cedi will improve with a better role in the team. And Preston has real potential. My hopes for those three: Sexton - starting PG on a playoff team caliber, Osman - 7th/8th guy on a playoff rotation caliber, Preston - Backup stretch PF.
  14. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    He's only got one year of arbitration left, and he's already making 17.75M in his second to last year, so he'll probably make 20+ next year. I would like it, but with the home/away splits combined with the contract situation, I wouldn't want to give away what they would be asking.
  15. Propose a Trade/Trade Rumors Thread

    Yeah, even that is a no-go for the Indians imo. It's too small of a market for them to give up a top 3 prospect for a rental. Maybe if our SP corps was weak and we needed an ace to contend. But I don't think they give up a top 3 prospect for an offensive rental.