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Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:05 am

2 games behind the 'Dream Team'

.5 Game ahead of the Sox.

I know it's incredibly early but I think it's warranted so I'll ask it anyway. Tribe Playoff worthy? Terrible first few games, but it appears they might be coming around. Will they be the first #2 Wild Card? Starting rotation I believe is worthy enough to get us there. Tribe batting? Getting there. Relief/Closers? Still have a lot to prove.

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Re: October.

Unread postby swerb » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:21 am

I think the pen is gonna be OK.

All comes down to the starting pitching and keeping the lineup healthy.

Still looks and feels like a .500 team to me once the dust settles. Baseball is a funny sport though.
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Re: October.

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:48 am

I think the SP is more of a question mark than the bullpen. The bullpen is solid and has ammunition in the minors.

Masterson's last too starts have been pretty dreadful and Jimi needs to show consistent control with his fastball. Until he does that he's going to struggle to get hitters out and pitch deep into games.
On Sunday he must have thrown on average 6 pitches to each batter in each at bat.

Lowe is looking reliable and solid and I like the tiny sample I've seen from Gomez. Our starting pitching needs to remain remarkably healthy.
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Re: October.

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:14 am

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Re: October.

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:15 am

gotribe31 wrote:April.

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Re: October.

Unread postby Squints » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:52 pm

After the first two series, some are running around like the sky is falling in, now they win 5 of 6 against two below average teams, albeit one win against a very good pitcher in a game that good teams find a way to win, and now some people are placing their folding chairs along Euclid. Some of you all make Delonte West look pretty even keel.
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Re: October.

Unread postby redneckofsc » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:05 pm

Can't remember if it was last year or the year before, where we were ranked in the top three, #1 at one point, in the power rankings. Tim Kurkijan even said we were the best all around team in baseball.....then our offense went to shit
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Re: October.

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:20 pm

As ridiculous as it was to talk playoffs last year when the Indians were 30-15 with more than 100 games to play, this thread makes that talk look like a Harvard dissertation.
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