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by Dnthateonthepronk » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:42 am
by TouchEmAllTime » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:39 am
Dnthateonthepronk wrote:Also maybe a little silver lining. With 7 losses in a row we have creeped up into the 11th spot in the 2013 draft. Heck by this time next week, we could be top 5.
by Bigfist » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:53 am
peeker643 wrote:Thankfully, my favorite part of the Tribe season is still to come. It's when Shelley Duncan hits four September HRs, Carrera hits .280 (all of this coming off Royals and Twins AA-AAA pitchers) and some tools look forward to their terrific 2013 season. Maybe even Ubaldo will look good against those September call-ups and even more knobs will go nuts.Going to be great.Mark it down: someone will "really love what they see" from some career shit-bird.
by justmebd » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:11 am
by Prosecutor » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:57 am
My dad was watching the game and during the 2nd inning he told me that Masterson, he thought, was the only pitcher worth holding on to at all costs. While I agree, this proves that we might have the worst staff in the Central right now...might...we do. Bat is still young and still only going to get better, but something isn't right.
by leadpipe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:40 pm
justmebd wrote:RE: Manny Acta being fired.Not gonna happen. If this FO can hold on to the managerial equivalent of a drunken deer for half-a-lifetime, they certainly can hold on to Manny Acta.Also remember a few things:1. The difference between Wedge and Acta is the difference between regular and decaf coffee. There is no comparison.2. If Wedge had been here the last two years, there would have been no exciting baseball in spring and the team would have finished with barely 60 wins.I believe Acta can guide this team to a postseason if he wasn't saddled with this group of garbage.Bottom line is this FO is too cheap to fire Acta and pay the balance of his contract. The only way they get a new manager is if they can find someone to do it for minimum wage, and believe me, they probably tried.
by motherscratcher » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:33 pm
by motherscratcher » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:37 pm
Prosecutor wrote:My dad was watching the game and during the 2nd inning he told me that Masterson, he thought, was the only pitcher worth holding on to at all costs. While I agree, this proves that we might have the worst staff in the Central right now...might...we do. Bat is still young and still only going to get better, but something isn't right. I thought Masterson had finally figured it out last year. His ERA dropped from 4.70 in 2011 to 3.21. He was clearly one of the best starting pitchers in the league. Now he's back to 4.78. Yeah, something isn't right.Was his 2011 season a fluke and this year he regressed to his mean? It sure seems that way. Last year he was talking about how he figured out how to keep his mechanics in line. It looks like that's not the case anymore. Is he worth "holding on to at all costs"? No way -he's a below average starter. However, I wouldn't trade him because we'd be selling low. Nothing to do except hope he can repeat his 2011 season next year. I see Masterson and Ubaldo as similar pitchers. They have great arms and when their complicated mechanics are perfectly in sync they can dominate any lineup. The problem is they can't keep it in sync, so they bounce back and forth between dominance and suck. I don't see any reason why this will be any different next year. I don't agree that "Bat is still young and is only going to get better". That didn't hold true for Fausto after his 19-win season, which was a flukey as Bat's 2011 and Ubaldo's first half of 2010.
by pup » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:50 am
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