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Cleveland Indians 2018-2019 Offseason Outlook

Discussion in '(MLB) Cleveland Indians' started by Steve_424, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Stark

    Stark The Winds of Winter

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    Jose Ramirez last season:

    1st Half
    BABIP: .280
    BB%: 13.6%
    K%: 11.4%

    2nd Half
    BABIP: .208
    BB%: 17.6%
    K%: 11.4%

    To the naked eye, Jose sucked ass in the second half last season. However, his BABIP took an absolutely massive nosedive, his walk rate actually increased, and his strikeout rate was identical to his monster first half.

    Did he start trying to pull the ball a bit too much? Yeah. Advanced numbers say he was more unlucky than anything during the second half last year though. Hell, his BABIP in Sept/Oct was only .184, but he still managed a .322 OBP in those months.
     
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  2. Lee

    Lee Gold Star Member

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    While I agree, even talking about him being off is funny, He hates the cold yet he is 3/15 hitting .200, but 1 more hit and he is at .268 near his average. Further, he had that hit, a homerun last game if not for the cold and the wind blowing in hard.

    Heck, Jose, Hanley, Santana and maybe Brad Miller are the only hitters that look like the belong in the majors so far.
     
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  3. Chris

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

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    right. breaking it down right now is silly after a week. only reason I even said anything was someone else mentioned his best ball being behind him.
     
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  4. Lee

    Lee Gold Star Member

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    I know, wasn't a negative comment against you.
     
  5. Steve_424

    Steve_424 All-Star

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    I'm more worried about how Jose finishes in October than how he starts in April.
     
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  6. chuck0609

    chuck0609 Sixth Man

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    Anyone have the Athletic article for the top 25 moments in Jacobs Field history? It turned 25 years old today.
     
  7. Out of the Rafters at the Q

    Out of the Rafters at the Q Out of the Rafters

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    Gotta think Rajai's HR is #1.

    Off the top of my head, the Seattle comeback better be there.
    I'm still partial to the comeback against Cy Young David Cone that was capped off with a Paul Sorrento HR, but doubt it's on there.
    Manny vs Eck "Wow" should be there.
    It's away, but McGwire hitting the Budweiser sign should be there.
    Wasn't the Tony Pena HR against Baltimore at home? If so, should be there.
    Maybe some "milestone" moments but I think they're overrated, like a 500 HR mark, or Murray's 3,000 hits.
    Frankie's double to keep the 21-game streak?
    Maybe some shout-out for 455

    That's about all I have off the top of my head.
     
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  8. NorthCoastBias

    NorthCoastBias Hall-of-Famer

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    It’s not.

    The writer (Meisel) picked the Indians clinching the division title in 1995 as the top moment.
     
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  9. Out of the Rafters at the Q

    Out of the Rafters at the Q Out of the Rafters

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    After all the years of Indians sucking, finally moving into a new ballpark and having the best team in baseball, I could see the Indians clinching their first division title in the new house as the #1 moment... if that happened in '94. Unfortunately, the strike took that away from us. In '95 it wasn't really a Cinderella story. It was expected.
     

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