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To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby TribeinLA » Thu May 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Nothing. Don't fix it. Injury bug is only problem?

Need a heavy hitter in the lineup/need another ______ hitter in lineup?

Need 1 more solid arm?

What needs to be done for insurance? Kenny Lofton coming back again? :hide:
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Re: To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 26, 2011 4:37 pm

I want a starter, possibly another reliever and certainly a right handed power bat in order to be satisfied with the squad for the rest of the season.
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Re: To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby googleeph2 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:21 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:I want a starter, possibly another reliever and certainly a right handed power bat in order to be satisfied with the squad for the rest of the season.


Agree. Hoping any additions are guys who have playoff experience.

We're so young, and need some balance for the 2nd half.
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Unread postby FortheWin » Thu May 26, 2011 5:47 pm

A real ace.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:49 pm

FortheWin wrote:A real ace.



I would certainly say Masterson has pitched like a top of the line starter this year. And i do believe its real. kid just has some nasty stuff.
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Re: To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby googleeph2 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:07 pm

They aren't getting an ace. Like I said elsewhere, a realistic, valuable piece to add would be a Paul Byrd circa 2007 type of guy. They had 2 aces in CC and Carmona that year, but it was Byrd who had backbone in the postseason.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:31 pm

Masterson is our ace until Drew gets the call in the middle of next season!
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Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 26, 2011 7:17 pm

They need the Hafner that played the 3 games before he went on the DL more than Sizemore. I fear Hafner's body is done and we will not see a healthy Hafner the rest of the season. hope I'm wrong on that.
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Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Fri May 27, 2011 12:47 am

They could use a top flight pitcher to really ensure that they stay afloat but that will never happen.


For them to stay afloat they MUST STAY HEALTHY.
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Unread postby gotribe31 » Fri May 27, 2011 7:36 am

I didn't realize the ship was sinking.
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Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Fri May 27, 2011 8:31 am

A real third baseman and a real second baseman would help.
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Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Fri May 27, 2011 11:17 am

The answer is almost always "starting pitcher". Everyone can use it, all the time. You can't have enough good arms. As for position players, it is hard to say right now with Grady and Pronk out. Maybe a power hitting corner infielder?
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Re: To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby TribeinLA » Fri May 27, 2011 2:30 pm

gotribe31 wrote:I didn't realize the ship was sinking.


Nor did I say it was. This post is about either staying with what we have or adding 2 pieces or so to the mix to ensure that we do not lose any ground and are prepared for the playoffs.

Just like in 2007...we were in first place with Barfield at 2b and Dellucci and Nixon swapping out in rf. Luckily we added just a small piece in Lofton and a helluva pickup in Droobs abd put more distance between us and Detroit. I think Detroit is that eerily similar team. They are not going to go away with that pitching and power. We need to put space and get another bat...someone mentioned David Wright the other day. The Mets will be sellers. I don't see why not. Do you trust Hannahan to play in every single remaining game (hey I know the kid has been awesome on defense, but his bat?) What I would like is someone to play any outfield position to give Grady games at dh. Carrera still has a lot to prove there.

I agree with another poster. We do not need an "ace", no will there be many to select from or get without giving up a lot. In 2007, Paul Byrd was the only pitcher who actually gave us his best. CC and Carmona, our aces, blew it big time. 3-1 lead on a team with one home game remaining and our aces got wasted...especially Fausto. Another arm would be nice, but it needs to be a vet arm. Man, wouldn't it be great to be able to get Jake Westbrook back?
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Re: To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby The Brook » Fri May 27, 2011 2:44 pm

I don't think the FO should stray from the plan very far at all. If other teams unexpectedly decide they want to trade good young players under control for multiple years, then I'd be fine with making a major move. However I have little faith that other teams will do that.

Otherwise maybe make a small move around the trading deadline, but don't give up much at all (taking on some short term salary for a rent a player would be perfect)

I think bringing up someone to take Ocab's spot (especially against righties as he hasn't been able to hit them going on 3 years now) would help the ship stay afloat, and maybe Hannahan eventually getting replaced with Chiz. Then obviously hope and pray we get solid production from Sizemore and Hafner when they return. If these moves don't work I say basically wait until next season.

Fortunatly to stay in front of the other teams in the AL Central it looks like the Indians will barely have to stay afloat.
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Re: To esnure the ship stays afloat, what should be done?

Unread postby Commodore Perry » Fri May 27, 2011 5:28 pm

Dnthateonthepronk wrote:For them to stay afloat they MUST STAY HEALTHY.


+1

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