Since our last catch-up, the Indians have suffered another injury. Centre fielder, Oscar Mercado, essentially guaranteed a starting spot this year, suffered a sprained wrist when he dived to make a sprawling catch on a shallow fly ball. Mercado impressivelyRead more
Tag: Franmil Reyes
An introduction to your 2020 Cleveland Indians
There’s no sugarcoating it, the Cleveland Indians are not a glamorous team. Despite being a ballclub steeped in history, they are rarely mentioned in the same breath as the storied Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, and Cardinals. They don’t engender thatRead more
Is this the end of an era for the Cleveland Indians?
In a recent tweet, fantasy baseball writer Scott White lamented that 21 of the 22 teams in his dynasty league were rebuilding. This sad state of affairs shows how easy it is for fantasy baseball players to throw in theRead more
Bat Flips and Nerds Does Pitchers and Catchers
My day job has many variables that can destroy plans in an instant, so forgive me if I milk this one a little bit but it’s rare the stars align and allow such a day to happen. I will finallyRead more
What is the collective noun for a group of terrible contracts?
My first thought was an albatross. These sort of contracts used to be called “player-friendly”, but now they are dismissed by clubs and the media as bad deals. We can all see that as teams become more analytically savvy, fewerRead more
The Padres Outfield Situation and Travis Jankowski
The Padres started the 2018 season with multiple questions, one of them was “How do seven outfielders fit into six spots?”. The protagonists were: Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, Jose Pirela (who technically can play other positions but isn’t great atRead more
Tuckin’ Hell – Who is Franmil Reyes?
Popular Padres news site @EVT_News had it first; *Breaking News* Franmil Reyes has been recalled from El Paso. No word on corresponding move yet from the #Padres Reyes, 22 put up a .346/.440/.748 batting line with 14 home runs inRead more