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Old 10-23-18, 03:10 PM
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The Official 2019 Cleveland Indians Thread

Unlike the last few years, there are more questions than answers about the Indians heading into 2019. Brantley is likely gone, which will hurt. Allen and Miller are probably out the door, as well, though that doesn't bother me as much. Alonso was a disappointment, Kipnis' contract is like a yoke on the collective neck of the front office, and the bullpen is a shambles and the outfield is underwhelming.

If you are the GM of the Tribe, where is your emphasis this off-season?

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Old 10-23-18, 06:45 PM
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Don't let the door hit you on the way out,go for those BIG bucks. He has to roll his sleeves up and start shopping for the best available,just like every year.
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Old 10-24-18, 06:44 AM
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Will Tribe fans be subjected to the atrocious spelling on this thread name all year? "Clevelenad"
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Old 10-25-18, 09:08 AM
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Will Tribe fans be subjected to the atrocious spelling on this thread name all year? "Clevelenad"
You'd better spell check everything from here on out, wolves.
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Old 10-26-18, 02:28 PM
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Over the weekend a couple Indians beat reporters both said some of the same things. They do not expect Tribe to sign any of their own free agents. It seems Yandy Diaz is finally going to get a shot to be their everyday 3b as Jose stays at 2b. Kipnis has one more guaranteed year in 2019 at 14.5M so they do not expect to be able to trade him at that price so they are prepared to have him be their LF in 2019. Possible platoon in CF with Martin and Allen. Zimmer not due back until May of June off shoulder surgery. Tribe really wants to find a power bat for RF via trade or free agency. Like to find a couple power arms for bullpen too. They have Hand, Cimber, Olsen, Edwards and Otero under contract in bullpen.
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Old 11-02-18, 05:00 PM
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Looks like the Tribe are going Cheap Ball,listening to trades on almost everyone.
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Old 11-05-18, 06:46 AM
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They have eleven FA,so how many will be gone?
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Old 11-05-18, 12:41 PM
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They have eleven FA,so how many will be gone?
Michael Brantley LF
Andrew Miller RP
Cody Allen RP
Josh Donaldson 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall OF
Josh Tomlin SP
Rajai Davis OF
Oliver Perez RP
Melky Cabrera OF
Adam Rosales IF
Brandon Guyer LF/RF

Very possible none of these guys return. OF might be the worst in baseball next year if a long-term deal with Brantley is not worked out. I think he's the#1 priority of all these guys...
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Old 11-09-18, 04:06 PM
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Brantley is gone as braves talking to him about 3yrs-45M deal. Kip in LF, Martin in CF and Naquin/Allen in RF as it is now. Zimmer will factor in when healthy. I think they trade Kluber for some more pop in the OF.
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Old 11-10-18, 05:07 AM
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The cheapo outfield will cost them if they don't get a BIG stick.
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Old 11-15-18, 10:12 AM
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Nice trade for a couple of players that could get playing time.
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Old 11-27-18, 11:09 AM
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No surprise here as Donaldson goes to the Braves on a 1 year, $23m deal. So much for the "prove it" deal for him. Sounds like Chisenhall will be joining the Pirates on a 1 year deal too.
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Old 11-28-18, 07:44 AM
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Interesting, if true...but dumb


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Teams talking to the Cleveland #Indians say the Indians are much more inclined to trade Trevor Bauer than Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco. Bauer has 2 years of club control left, but the only one of the starters with cost uncertainty. He has two arbitration years left before FA.

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Old 11-28-18, 12:35 PM
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Good bye Lonnie,hope you can play a little before you go down.
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Old 11-30-18, 05:03 PM
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InDiana are a embarrassment.
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Fire sale has begun.
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Fire sale has begun.
You have reason to believe that they aren't making salary room for an OF signing ? Don't believe in the catcher prospect that gave them the confidence to deal Mejia, Haase ? Mike Chernoff call you and say, "Well, y2h, the '19 roster is set now!"?

Don't get your knickers in a knot just yet. R-E-L-A-X
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You have reason to believe that they aren't making salary room for an OF signing ? Don't believe in the catcher prospect that gave them the confidence to deal Mejia, Haase ? Mike Chernoff call you and say, "Well, y2h, the '19 roster is set now!"?

Don't get your knickers in a knot just yet. R-E-L-A-X
Talk of trading Cy Young caliber starting pitching is clear evidence of a white flag raising.

How does the return for Gomes help the team this year, which should be the sole focus? The window to contend is now.
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Old 12-05-18, 08:14 AM
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Looking at the free agents that are left.
I would not mind seeing Cleveland signing any of these.
C Martín Maldonado
FB Lucas Duda
2B Daniel Murphy
SS Tim Beckham
3B Danny Valencia
LF Craig Gentry
CF Gorkys Hernández
RF Bryce Harper
SP Dallas Keuchel
RP Craig Kimbrel


Most for depth
* In case they do not resign their own free agents
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Surprised they signed Carrasco, long-term, at what looks to be a home town discount.
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Old 12-07-18, 04:39 PM
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Some fans need a reality check. With the rules of MLB right now, the Tribe is doing what smaller market teams have to do in order to compete. They maxed out their payroll at 135M last year and to try and contain it they have to make some moves. They have a huge amount of payroll in their starting rotation so they may have to move an asset there to obtain a bat for the OF. The Gomes trade hurts as it was a salary dump but they must believe in the guys behind him. Shopping EE and others does not hurt anything as you have to see what you can get for some pieces. They will have more room next year when EE and his 20M come off the books and Kipnis and his 15M come off. They will still be favorites to win Central but unless they get an OF with some pop they will fizzle in playoffs again....moving a starter may be only way to do that.
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