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The Cleveland Indians used very specific game plans in the postseason to attack Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs hitters. Part of those plans was heavy breaking ball usage because that’s what the data told them was the best plan and it just so happened that what was left of their rotation had breaking balls. One of those players in particular was then Blue Jays hitter Edwin Encarnacion .
Is Edwin Encarnacion Being Pitched To Differently?
While many Major League Baseball fans despise the World Baseball Classic as a distraction from Spring Training and an injury risk as athletes ramp up to semi-serious competition much earlier than usual, it remains the best international competition in baseball and often is filled with intense rivalries and entertaining games. Last time around (2013), Carlos Santana helped lead the Dominican Republic to their first title after Japan won in both 2006 and 2009. For whatever reason, the Indians team is a little less internationally than in some previous seasons
Tribe Well Represented in 2017 World Baseball Classic
With the reigning American League champions returning almost the entire roster from 2016 and adding to that the biggest free agent slugger on the market, Edwin Encarnacion , there is less room for the kind of veteran on a minor league deal signing than there has been in years. With that in mind, this class of those with invites to Major League camp who aren’t on the 40 man roster is smaller than any in recent memory and they are generally far from winning a roster spot. That being said, you never know who will have a break out Spring or possibly stick around with Columbus to help the Indians later in the season, so let’s get to know the Spring class of 2017.
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Getting to Know the Indians 2017 Spring Training Invitees
The excitement over the signing of Edwin Encarnacion was well due. Averaging a WAR of over 4 since 2012, he was arguably the best available player in free agency for the Indians to sign and represents the kind of action that Cleveland fans have been waiting for from the Dolans for years.
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The Long Term Encarnacion Effect on Carlos Santana
The Cleveland Indians are a dangerous team with some money in their pocket. Riding high after their monstrous postseason, the front office finally had the opportunity to sign a huge free agent to the roster, enter Edwin Encarnacion.
The Phillies have committed $24.5 million to players who will not play for them in 2017. Ryan Howard is due a $10 million buyout for his expensive option that will not be exercised. It will cost $1 million to buy out a mutual option on Charlie Morton and another $500,000 for Carlos Ruiz’s buyout.
Darn Mets! Darn Reds! The Phillies will go into their final weekend series with a slim lead over the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball and the prize that come with it, the number one pick in the 2016 June Amateur Draft. After sweeping the Mets (a team they were 2-14 against this … Continue reading What? We Worry?
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What? We Worry?
The Phillies played their first Florida Instructional League (FIL) game Monday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin. Because of a 70% chance of rain, I went over early and was able to watch Franklyn Kilome start the game at noon instead of the 1:00PM scheduled start time. Now, these are Instructs
Here’s an open discussion thread so the minor league posts don’t get cluttered with Phillies’ talk and other topics. Now that there is no more national discussion about the Phillies trade pieces, the only discussion seems to be speculation on the choice for the new GM.
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Open Discussion: Week of September 14th