The 2023 Guardians Thread

BRF Senior Member
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Sat, Apr 29, 2023 9:30 PM

Well, it looks like another fantastic job by the front office to craft a team that might get to a wild card and do the annual tank. 

Blah. 

What are  your comments on the players, coaches or management so far?



BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 30, 2023 10:58 AM

BTW, I was drinking when I made this thread. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 30, 2023 1:35 PM

Plesac shouldn’t have started yesterday. He should start the next game. He shouldn’t ever start for us again. Give him some time in the pen to catch lighting in a bottle with the slider, and cut bait if it fails.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 30, 2023 1:43 PM

I think a rotation of:

  • Bieber
  • McKenzie
  • Bibee
  • Allen
  • Civale 


Is more than capable of winning this division. They should trade these infielders for a proven bat (I’ve said this for over a year). It’s a logjam that is hurting all of them — and the team.

BRF Senior Member
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Sun, Apr 30, 2023 2:13 PM
posted by Laley23

I think a rotation of:

  • Bieber
  • McKenzie
  • Bibee
  • Allen
  • Civale 


Is more than capable of winning this division. They should trade these infielders for a proven bat (I’ve said this for over a year). It’s a logjam that is hurting all of them — and the team.

What infielders, besides Rosario?


iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 30, 2023 3:44 PM

They stink right now. Offense is not good. Karinchak not a great start either. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 1, 2023 11:03 AM
posted by BRF

What infielders, besides Rosario?


Rosario, Arias, Freeman, Rocchio, Naylor, Noel. Thats 6 guys who are already too good for AAA; competing for 3 spots (and thats with Bell locked into DH role not 1B). 

My preference would be to keep Rocchio, Freeman and probably Arias. But they just need to make a decision. Its KILLING Arias and Rosario having 2 of them up at the same time. Rosario pressing (hes not great anyway) and Arias not getting ABs. Imagine when we finally call up Rocchio - who is the best SS prospect of them all and destroying AAA right now. Ultimately, we are just killing our own roster by having them all on the 40-man and 9+ major league capable players taking up 4 spots (with Jose and Gimenez locked into their places).

Same thing with Gonzalez in the OF -- and Valera/Brennan are probably better long-term than him here also. But he needs ABs. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, May 1, 2023 11:29 AM
posted by iclfan2

They stink right now. Offense is not good. Karinchak not a great start either. 

I think the pitch  clock has Karinchak in a bad place. 

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 1, 2023 10:01 PM

Well, we got a great comeback win tonight. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 1, 2023 10:02 PM

8 innings of the worst baseball of the year, salvaged by Aaron Boone. Don’t let the comeback overshadow the awful approach to the plate and horrific hitting that game.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 1, 2023 10:12 PM

OK.

But, still, a nice win. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 1, 2023 11:25 PM


Whoa

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 2, 2023 9:22 PM

Tito gotta retire man. He’s on one hell of a run of terrible decisions dating back to the start of last year.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 2, 2023 9:41 PM
posted by Laley23

Tito gotta retire man. He’s on one hell of a run of terrible decisions dating back to the start of last year.

Should get win 2000 in 2025


33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 2, 2023 9:57 PM
posted by Ironman92

Should get win 2000 in 2025


The way he is managing, he’ll stretch that to 2027


Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, May 2, 2023 10:09 PM
posted by Laley23

The way he is managing, he’ll stretch that to 2027


I’ve seen the AL Central…he’s set


33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 7, 2023 6:39 PM

Nice series win vs twins, but still just ugly offense. They showed some signs. Not sure how Rocchio and Naylor stay down much longer

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 7, 2023 8:15 PM

After 5 straight series losses, finally a win. 

BRF Senior Member
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Mon, May 8, 2023 8:12 PM

So we have the same record now as last year at this time. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 9, 2023 10:14 AM
posted by BRF

So we have the same record now as last year at this time. 

Don't fall into that trap. We had a 3.9 offensive WAR as a team at this point last year -- which was top half (I think 12 or 13th) in MLB. We are 30/32 this year, with a 0.0 (which is before last night, which probably took us to negative).

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 11, 2023 10:23 AM


Whoa

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