1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. RCF is Proudly Sponsored by INKTASTIC.com

2018 Series #14 | Indians @ Detroit | May 14th, 15th, & 16th | *Barebones Edition*

Discussion in '(MLB) Cleveland Indians' started by macbdog, May 14, 2018.

?

How many wins do the Indians earn?

  1. 1 win

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. 2 wins

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. 3 wins

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Chris

    Chris Buddy boy, I want you to get excited here!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34,330
    Likes Received:
    20,681
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    The Indians being a plain old cesspool are definitely part of it.
     
  2. Wulfgar1224

    Wulfgar1224 In the Rotation

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    561
    It is really sad they've allowed their bullpen to sink to this level. It has gotten to the point that no lead under about 7 runs is safe. I'm not even asking them to have a strong bullpen. But, can't they have at least a mediocre one?
     
  3. AZ_

    AZ_ Hall-of-Famer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    33,377
    Likes Received:
    32,456
    The amount of pressure is bleeding onto the starting staff, IMO.

    Guys feel like they've got to go out and get 7+ innings, and that is no way to approach the game.

    But I do feel the loss of Callaway, even if he has been struggling in his own right in New York.

    The silver lining, bullpen arms can be had en masse at the deadline, so as we get closer to that, I think they'll be able to get creative and level out the bullpen to rectify the issue.

    Honestly, it's only going to take 1-2 guys emerging as a 6th/7th inning guy.

    If healthy, Miller and Allen will be fine. Establishing two guys who can handle that 6th and 7th inning will allow guys like Otero, McAllister and Olson to settle into matchup roles as they did last year. Hopefully that will bring them back to center in terms of their historical averages.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. Cassity14

    Cassity14 Gold Star Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,173
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Can this team afford to wait until late July and August to make these moves though? I think they need to find a solid reliever immediately.
     
  5. Urban

    Urban NBA Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,526
    Likes Received:
    4,408
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    The Indians would surely get bent over in any significant they make right now 2 months away from the deadline.

    It wasn't cheap for them, but the Yankees trade last year when they got Frazier as well as Robertson & Kahnle really strengthened their bullpen. Would be great to pull off a similar deal for 2+ solid relievers especially knowing we are losing Miller and probably Allen too.
     
  6. AZ_

    AZ_ Hall-of-Famer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    33,377
    Likes Received:
    32,456
    Don't really have much choice at this point, honestly.

    Many teams aren't willing to deal until the market heats up.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Chris

    Chris Buddy boy, I want you to get excited here!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34,330
    Likes Received:
    20,681
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Up 2-0 early.

    Does anyone even care anymore?
     
  8. Stark

    Stark King in the North

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    16,457
    Likes Received:
    14,154
    Location:
    THE Ohio State University -- Columbus, OH
    I'm watching as I do whenever I can. Hell I was watching the Indians over the annoying ass Cavs last night until the pen and defense blew the game away.

    Just haven't been frequenting this section as much this year because the hot takes (mine included sometimes) are just insufferable this season, just like they are on the Cavs board.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Chris

    Chris Buddy boy, I want you to get excited here!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34,330
    Likes Received:
    20,681
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I know we all care. I more was referring to, does anyone really think a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning is gonna last?
     
  10. Stark

    Stark King in the North

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    16,457
    Likes Received:
    14,154
    Location:
    THE Ohio State University -- Columbus, OH
    Bauer’s pitching pretty well. Might need to go nine innings today though with our pen. :chuckle:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Stark

    Stark King in the North

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    16,457
    Likes Received:
    14,154
    Location:
    THE Ohio State University -- Columbus, OH
    Timely two-out hitting by Kipnis and Perez. Somebody pinch me.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Urban

    Urban NBA Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,526
    Likes Received:
    4,408
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    [​IMG]

    Carl Willis looking at a nice 5-0 lead
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
  13. BMAN

    BMAN Buttstuff

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    4,699
    Likes Received:
    2,809
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Make that 6-0
     
  14. Huber.

    Huber. Adrninistrator

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    17,705
    Likes Received:
    11,994
    That's a nice lead there. Game is over, right?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Chris

    Chris Buddy boy, I want you to get excited here!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34,330
    Likes Received:
    20,681
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I aint makin that mistake again!!!

    Game is cooked, we win boys!
     

Share This Page