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  1. Nearly ever team in the MLB should be in on Machado, us included. I just don't think we have any chance.
  2. Does drafting Mize, who is clearly going to be quick to the MLB, change the thinking on trading Fulmer? In 2020 Fulmer will still be cheap, and have three more seasons of control.
  3. Those last two sentences should never be said together. ALWAYS be excited about baseball!
  4. Pretty sure we're moving Fulmer, all of our really good prospects are years away. No reason to have him on a losing team for the next 3 or 4 years.
  5. Casual fan offering an anecdote here - I think strikeouts are incredibly entertaining. Doug Fister's 9 strikeouts in a row was one of the coolest things I've seen happen in baseball. Granted, that's a rarity that was allowed to build, but having a pitcher come in and strike out the side in order is amazing if he's your guy. I'm willing to live with the fact that it happens against my team as well. Great defensive plays in the field are cool too, and obviously homeruns are fun. Really the only thing I find boring are routine plays on balls put in play. I guess any reasonable mix of all of those is fine by me - I don't particularly see the need to adjust the proportion of what's currently happening during a game. Just one person's opinion. Also, spring training practice is still the offseason, spring training games are the preseason.
  6. This is also a great off-season to be selling, especially pitching. That probably has something to do with this announcement.
  7. Verlander deserves to be traded to a contender if we go this route. I'd hate it, he's my favorite athlete in all of sports, but he deserves a shot at a ring while he's still an Ace. Cabrera already has a ring and a generational contract... I'm okay with keeping him around to watch him break records and retire a Tiger. We could even be competitive while he's still productive. ****, he could pull an Ortiz and be great for the entirety of his contract, and we should be well rebuilt by then.
  8. That was the Don Kelly homerun game against the Yankees. He and Delmon Young gave us an early lead, and Benoit & Valverde pitched an incredibly tense last few innings to give us the 1 run win.
  9. I just don't see how you can trade Upton. He showed what we expected to see for the final month and a half - why would we want to have had him for the worst 4 1/2 month stretch of his career and then give him up when he's turned it around? If he performs at his career average his contract is absolutely worth it, but he's in his prime and could very well overperform for the next couple of years.
  10. That game 5 of the ALDS in 2011 was incredibly nerve wracking. Probably my favorite postseason series that I remember.
  11. Sweet, no way Francona is going to want to play his regulars on Monday, we'll get the B team again. Best case scenario we clinch the second wildcard and don't even need the game, but I think this gives us more flexibility overall.
  12. There's also the very real possibility of a game 163 he could start. Not that anyone in the organization should be making decisions around that happening, but it could.
  13. The delay is probably a blessing. Cut Fulmer off here, and see if you can't get him in for a couple bullpen innings in Atlanta. We'll likely have to throw Zimmerman or Farmer at some point, so it could be a big asset to have him come out of the pen and go 3.
  14. We've got three with Baltimore left (at home as well.)
  15. We have seven games left with the Indians. I get it, the odds aren't great, but I'm not giving up on the division yet. That said, the Blue Jays, Orioles and Red Sox (as just mentioned) play each other quite a bit to finish up the year. If we can get on any sort of roll we could make up ground fast in the wild card.
  16. Indians are loaded, but this actually bodes well for our place in the future of the Central. I think we can still do nothing, or at most pick up a #3/#4 starter and be in a good spot this season. We're playing really good baseball right now.
  17. We've been doing that with very little from Zimmerman, almost nothing from Norris, and JD hurt about half of that stretch. We could realistically steal another win or two in this final stretch with all three back and contributing, and I think 91 wins pretty much guarantees a wild card, if not possibly the division.
  18. This message board is schizophrenic. I thought we were all on the hold steady until the 2017 deadline bandwagon just what, three days ago? Now after taking two from Boston in Boston the conversation has become sell our team MVP? I get it, Kinsler will likely decline in another year or two, but we don't have any options to replace his expected value at second base next season. Hold steady this year or find a way to pick up another pitcher at the deadline (starter or bullpen, either could help) without overpaying if even remotely possible, and we have the potential to be in this thing for the rest of this season and next. If things don't work out, blow it up next year when we're on the verge of contracts beginning to expire.
  19. No pressure on the team or anything.
  20. JV had Cy Young/MVP caliber seasons the two years he had really good Aprils. If he can just figure out a way to come out of spring training pitching well every season, he'd really have something going...
  21. Fulmer is a question mark to even be pitching in late September, Zimmerman's health problems are a lingering issue, Norris is hardly proven at the major league level, and Pelfrey has a tendency to completely blow up ever couple of starts. Any sort of reliable innings eater would be a huge boost to this team, especially if it lets us move Fulmer to the pen in September so we can have him starting in the playoffs.
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