Royals @ Tribe (Series Thread)

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 10:37 AM

KC in for 3 against The Tribe.

Mon-Keller vs Plutko

Tues-Sparkman vs Bieber

Wed-Junis vs Bauer

Go Tribe

  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019 10:57 AM

    Is the fun back in the game?

    Go Tribe. 

    And good job lately, cat_lover!

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 11:08 AM

    Heading up tomorrow for some Bieber Fever. Go Tribe. 

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 11:59 AM

    If the Tribe can manage another sweep and Rays give us some help, might get back into this race by the end of June...which may be the front office “unofficial” deadline. Let’s make it happen, I ain’t ready to break up this team, think they have another run in them next year.

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 12:05 PM
    posted by Laley23

    If the Tribe can manage another sweep and Rays give us some help, might get back into this race by the end of June...which may be the front office “unofficial” deadline. Let’s make it happen, I ain’t ready to break up this team, think they have another run in them next year.

    Would've never thought this a few weeks ago but could they be potential buyers at the deadline?

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 12:40 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    Would've never thought this a few weeks ago but could they be potential buyers at the deadline?

    I stick by the notion they should trade a pitcher. Not be sellers, I see that as a backwards way to be buyers. 

     

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 4:04 PM

    20 days ago on Twins/Tribe thread I posted Indians would start closing the game and getting it going....since then they’ve had the best record in the AL at 13-5...no MLB team with fewer losses over that time. Gained 3 1/2 on Twins

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 4:10 PM
    posted by Laley23

    I stick by the notion they should trade a pitcher. Not be sellers, I see that as a backwards way to be buyers. 

    I don't disagree. What position would you be looking for?

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 4:16 PM

    Yeah, they have been playing quite well recently, almost makes up for the shitty May. They could finish the month of June up nicely with the KC series, but also against the lowly Os. 

    Looking at July, the only teams they play above .500 are against the Twins right after the break, and the Astros to end the month. Plenty of time still. 

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 4:21 PM

    Just keep winning series.  I am more suprised by the Twins keeping up their pace smh.

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 5:35 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    I don't disagree. What position would you be looking for?

    Any OF spot. Maybe 2B? Maybe 1B and split Santana with DH, since Bradley has only 1 day. But if he hits, this obviously goes away.

    3B...but Jose makes too much and is signed long term. This simply isn’t happening. And he is still valuable enough overall to probably keep around.

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 5:45 PM
    posted by like_that

    Just keep winning series.  I am more suprised by the Twins keeping up their pace smh.

    Totally agree with both points.

     

    It’s looking iffy for tonight’s game.

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 7:52 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Any OF spot. Maybe 2B? Maybe 1B and split Santana with DH, since Bradley has only 1 day. But if he hits, this obviously goes away.

    3B...but Jose makes too much and is signed long term. This simply isn’t happening. And he is still valuable enough overall to probably keep around.

     

    RH hitting OF.  If anything I'll stick with my Dickerson prediction.  Maybe Kevin Pillar as a decent option to platoon w/ Naquin 

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 8:02 PM

    While Rick and Matt talk shit during the delay, sending Birthday Wishes to Art in Ada, Harvey in Hubbard, Bob in Beloit, and Mickey in Mentor.

    Happy Birthday ladies!

     

     

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 8:38 PM
    posted by Verbal Kint

     

    RH hitting OF.  If anything I'll stick with my Dickerson prediction.  Maybe Kevin Pillar as a decent option to platoon w/ Naquin 

    Luplow is a fine platoon with Naquin. If your going to upgrade the entire position that’s fine, but I’m not trading for a platoon player. Everyday upgrade or nothing.

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 9:24 PM

    Laley:  you said maybe 2B. Explain please?

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 9:32 PM
    posted by BRF

    Laley:  you said maybe 2B. Explain please?

    Just think of a 2B becomes available we shouldn’t count on Kipnis continuing this upward trend. And if he does, DH or OF us always available. 

    Mainly, I was pointing out we have like 4 positions that are “off limits” on trades. Santana/Lindor/Perez...and for other reasons, Jose.

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 9:50 PM

    I see. 

    Interesting you say Perez is “off limits”. 

    How about Hand?  I would say he is “off limits”, too. 

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 10:18 PM
    posted by BRF

    I see. 

    Interesting you say Perez is “off limits”. 

    How about Hand?  I would say he is “off limits”, too. 

    Take a look at the offseason thread and I was one of the few people not surprised by this at all with Perez. Advanced metrics showed he would be the 2nd best catcher in the AL. Granted, most of that was his insane defensive numbers, but consistent ABs projected a decent amount of power and he has always had good control of the strike zone (though he whiffs a lot, it’s usually at strikes, not chasing).

    Plus, who are we trading for that is an upgrade...?

     

    As for Hand, yeah I’m holding onto him. Need him for a run this year or next. But, not quite off limits if someone comes at them with the type of trade Indians made for Miller. Maybe ask for more since he is a Closer vs Set-Up? But not sure you’d get it.

     

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 10:23 PM

    After a 2hour rain delay we have baseball.

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019 10:41 PM

    Tied 1-1.

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