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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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Looks like the Tribe are going Cheap Ball,listening to trades on almost everyone.
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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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