It's early, this team could be no-hit a couple more times this season.Another fine showing by the minor league like offense. To be no hit twice in the opening weeks of the season shows what a long season this will be. The Central is off to such a horrible start that even a minor league like offense has a tiny drizzle of hope.
And ownership who is in the top tier in net worth in all of baseball.Wow. Tribe has the lowest payroll in the MLB (https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/payroll/), is 5 games over .500, in second place 3.5 games back as May ends. And yet you Tribe fans have nothing but complaints on this thread, and some of the complaints are with the coaching? The fact is many of these players are not on the MLB rosters in other organizations.
You have one place to direct your complaints. Tight-wad ownership. Meanwhile, try to enjoy your team. You are in the hunt.
I don't know about VB, but I do know the best hitting coach in the world cannot make minor league level talent competitive in the Major Leagues.I don’t understand why Van Burkleo still has a job. He said the guys slumping, which is about 80% of the team, have to find their own way. If that’s the case, what purpose does he serve ? I don’t know how he can, in good conscience, take a pay check. It was setting up the same way, last year, and he smartly used COVID, to step away. On May 3, the Mets were 11-12, and fired their hitting coaches. Today they’re 25-20, and in 1st place. Don’t know how much better they’re hitting, but it definitely changed their clubhouse atmosphere. The Tribe needs to do the same, and Francona needs to have a “ Come to Jesus “ meeting, and tell his team to pull their heads out of their es, play some D, run the bases right, and hit the damn ball.
And two of them on the hurt list now.I don't know about VB, but I do know the best hitting coach in the world cannot make minor league level talent competitive in the Major Leagues.
The Indians have maybe three or four legitimate Major League hitters on their roster.