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Cody Allen

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:46 am

I posted it on Twitter yesterday but the year Cody Allen is having is ridiculous and would be the talk of the town if the Indians collapse and general malaise wasn't the talk of the town.

How come no one is talking about the scouts that drafted the kid in the 23rd round last summer and have watched him dominate at every level since then, including most of the time at the major league level this year?

He's a great story and he's been tremendous. Between 93-96mph with movement. Kid's been terrific two years after TJ surgery.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby Bigfist » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:37 pm

I certainly could see him in Vinnie's role next year, with Vinnie as the closer. Of course, I doubt we will have much need of a closer next year.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby gotribe31 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:45 pm

Stop it Peeks. The Indians front office has never done anything right, ever. Well, at least since John Hart.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:32 pm

peeker643 wrote:I posted it on Twitter yesterday but the year Cody Allen is having is ridiculous and would be the talk of the town if the Indians collapse and general malaise wasn't the talk of the town.

How come no one is talking about the scouts that drafted the kid in the 23rd round last summer and have watched him dominate at every level since then, including most of the time at the major league level this year?

He's a great story and he's been tremendous. Between 93-96mph with movement. Kid's been terrific two years after TJ surgery.


We passed on Jeter and were too cheap to sign Lincecum.

I don't want to hear any more stories about guys that we drafted, kept and developed being successful. Got it, Peek?
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby gotribe31 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:23 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:
peeker643 wrote:I posted it on Twitter yesterday but the year Cody Allen is having is ridiculous and would be the talk of the town if the Indians collapse and general malaise wasn't the talk of the town.

How come no one is talking about the scouts that drafted the kid in the 23rd round last summer and have watched him dominate at every level since then, including most of the time at the major league level this year?

He's a great story and he's been tremendous. Between 93-96mph with movement. Kid's been terrific two years after TJ surgery.


We passed on Jeter and were too cheap to sign Lincecum.

I don't want to hear any more stories about guys that we drafted, kept and developed being successful. Got it, Peek?


Don't forget Beau Mills over Jason Heyward. But that one was because Wedge was racist.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby pup » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:13 pm

Sweet. We have drafted the best 7th and 8th inning combo in ML history.

At this rate, sometime around 2032 we should be ready for the other 7 innings!
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:16 pm

The FO sucks, dude.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:44 pm

If you want a real answer, its because he pitches in Cle and in middle relief.




He definitely has been a bright spot, and knowing he was possibly coming and got here, as really helped my fantasy team.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:44 pm

peeker643 wrote:I posted it on Twitter yesterday but the year Cody Allen is having is ridiculous and would be the talk of the town if the Indians collapse and general malaise wasn't the talk of the town.

How come no one is talking about the scouts that drafted the kid in the 23rd round last summer and have watched him dominate at every level since then, including most of the time at the major league level this year?

He's a great story and he's been tremendous. Between 93-96mph with movement. Kid's been terrific two years after TJ surgery.




I think it's because once he's contract is up, he'll just go to the big market teams.

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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:57 pm

pup wrote:Sweet. We have drafted the best 7th and 8th inning combo in ML history.

At this rate, sometime around 2032 we should be ready for the other 7 innings!


What he's done is amazing if you sit back and look at it.

I do know if he was a miserable bust you'd probably be more likely to discuss his year. ;-) ;) :wink:

Instead you'll minimize the importance and pretend you're ignorant to the fact that if he can be Pestano and make Pestano Perez then his value goes beyond 7th set up guy.

You should occasionally feign objectivity. :salute:
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby bookelly » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:22 pm

His ERA+ is 225. That's pretty damn good. Can he start?
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby RedDawg53 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:37 pm

A blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:12 pm

RedDawg53 wrote:A blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while


Yeah... I've heard people say that.

What I haven't heard a word of is Cody Allen's effectiveness or how amazing his rise has been.

Nope.... just "He's a middle reliever...great"
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby jerryroche » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:54 pm

peeker643 wrote:Yeah... I've heard people say that.
What I haven't heard a word of is Cody Allen's effectiveness or how amazing his rise has been.
Nope.... just "He's a middle reliever...great"

Great. Seven or eight more surprise high-risers like him and this team just might have a future.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby pup » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:20 pm

peeker643 wrote:
pup wrote:Sweet. We have drafted the best 7th and 8th inning combo in ML history.

At this rate, sometime around 2032 we should be ready for the other 7 innings!


What he's done is amazing if you sit back and look at it.

I do know if he was a miserable bust you'd probably be more likely to discuss his year. ;-) ;) :wink:

Instead you'll minimize the importance and pretend you're ignorant to the fact that if he can be Pestano and make Pestano Perez then his value goes beyond 7th set up guy.

You should occasionally feign objectivity. :salute:


I am plenty objective. Cody Allen is having a remarkable season. That is great. The back end of our bullpen is great. Fantastic.

Doesn't change the fact it is like having tits on a boar.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:16 pm

jerryroche wrote:
peeker643 wrote:Yeah... I've heard people say that.
What I haven't heard a word of is Cody Allen's effectiveness or how amazing his rise has been.
Nope.... just "He's a middle reliever...great"

Great. Seven or eight more surprise high-risers like him and this team just might have a future.


That's correct. Either that a few more big hits on the elite free agent market should do it.

Any guesses on which is more likely?

Is what it is. Guys like Allen, being right and/or lucky on a few prospects, that's all you got. Might as well celebrate (or at least acknowledge) one who actually made it and looks really good.

Plenty of time to be miserable and commiserate about LaPorta, et al.

Guy like Allen is drafted and throwing 91-91 after TJ surgery, matures, develops into legit mid 90's guy, maybe takes over Pestano who takes over Perez who becomes a piece in a deal for a more necessary piece.... gonna have to be that way or it's death.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby Prosecutor » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm

I've mentioned Cody Allen in six different threads according to the search feature on this website.

But the reasons nobody is talking about him (much) are:

1. Nobody feels like saying anything positive about the Indians right now
2. His terrific individual performance is overwelmed by the sheer magnitude of the team suck
3. He only pitches an inning at a time, two or three times a week so his impact on winning or losing is limited
4. We've seen rookies come up, start out hot, and then fizzle

That being said, I think this kid is going to be a fixture at the back end of the BP for years. Like I said in another thread, the scout who recommended him should get a nice bonus.

What we really need, though, is several more Cody Allens, only starting pitchers and position players. Unfortunately, blind squirrels don't find nuts every day.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby Prosecutor » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:31 am

Way to go, Peeks. No sooner do you post about what a great season he's having than he gets lit up for 3 runs in 2/3 of an inning, by far his worst outing of the year. That's totally on you, you know.

At least there's no shame in getting taken deep by Prince Fielder.
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Re: Cody Allen

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:16 am

Prosecutor wrote:Way to go, Peeks. No sooner do you post about what a great season he's having than he gets lit up for 3 runs in 2/3 of an inning, by far his worst outing of the year. That's totally on you, you know.

At least there's no shame in getting taken deep by Prince Fielder.


I had to get it in there while he was still effective. More impactful that way and an easier argument for me. ;-) ;) :wink:
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