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2019 Series #5 | Indians @ Royals | April 12th, 13th, and 14th

Discussion in '(MLB) Cleveland Indians' started by Stark, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. N7RobBob

    N7RobBob Crazy Cat Man

    Aug 11, 2008
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    I remember last year there was a discussion about arm slot issue when Kluber was going through any tough stretches. Has there been any analysis on that this year?

    Would feel better about his "struggles" and Carrasco slow start if we had Callaway not Willis.

    Also as weird as Bauer is it seems as if he has had some influence on both Clevinger and Bieber success so far this year. Didn't quite see that happening with him be such a introvert at times.
  2. Urban

    Urban All-Star

    Apr 29, 2009
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    Cleveland, OH
    The ironic thing about your post is that Bauer did not see eye to eye with Callaway, and Callaway did not like Bauer weighing in with other pitchers. Whether Willis is good or bad, (I fall somewhere in the middle) I think Bauer reporting to "a boss" that gives him freedom to do his own thing and share his ideas with the rest of the staff is a net positive for the team.
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  3. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

    Dec 8, 2016
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    No one disagrees with Kluber hasn't been as strong, but heck he makes his adjustments as the season goes along if you haven't noticed. What makes an Ace pitcher isn't always just stuff, it is the fact they can make adjustments as the league adjusts to them. Kluber has a veteran pitching coach, and other pitchers like Bauer to talk to and get opinions from at the end of the day to make the adjustments he needs to either correct the fact his velocity is going down or make adjustments with his other pitches to off set that. He will make the adjustments and get back to being an ace pitcher.

    Kluber won't make the Hall of Fame mostly because of the age he became a dominant pitcher, but he will finish out his contract strong, but I am not sure what he will have left in the tank after that.

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