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    Your 2020 Cleveland Indians!

    Now that the 2019 baseball season is over, it's time to start talking about the 2020 Tribe.

    1. They are optioning Kluber's $17.5 million option.

    2. They reportedly will not exercise the options of Kipnis and Otero. They would like to keep Kipnis, but not at $16.5 million.

    3. Bullpen coach Scott Atchison was fired after two years on the job. Good, now dump the batting coach! Mickey Calloway was fired by the Mets, maybe get him to come back...lol

    4. Jose Ramirez told the Indians he would move to second base if they want him to next year. He just doesn’t want to bounce between second and third. So he’ll either play second or third next year depending on what kind of infield upgrade they can find.

    5. Francisco Lindor will not be traded and will play for the Tribe next year.

    6. Roberto Perez, is headed to Wisconsin to get a second opinion on his right ankle. Antonetti said he could have surgery, but it should not interfere too much with his offseason conditioning.

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    Cleveland traded Kluber to the Rangers for DeShlelds and a pitcher named Clase or something like that.

    Not sure the is bad for the Tribe, he is 33 years old and spent most of last season hurt.

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    The Rangers are famous for snapping up injured pitchers and hoping they can produce. Of course, they never do and wind up losing whatever talent they may once had as soon as they come to training camp.

    I don't look at the Rangers doing anything again next season. Shame their new stadium caught fire yesterday.... Maybe we will get lucky and the Rangers will catch fire as well... Don't hold your breath.
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    I hadn't heard about the fire. How bad?

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    Probably will be delayed quite a bit...

    https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/12/1...o-be-reviewed/
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    Quote Originally Posted by fchafey View Post
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    Probably will be delayed quite a bit...

    https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/12/1...o-be-reviewed/
    Well, the Rangers need more excuses for being crappy anyhow.. There hasn't been much released as to the cause or extent of damage for the fire.
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    Thanks to Kluber for a great run. Think the Tribe is relying on Xarrasco to return to form.
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    Carrasco and Clevenger and whoever else they can get.

    I'm sure Kluber has a few good games left in him, but doubt if he can go a full season anymore. He sure was awesome for the Tribe.

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    Luck of the Rangers says he will probably fall on his face the minute he puts on the Ranger uniform. Most of their bullpen has had Tommy Johns surgery and are spotty at best. Makes me wonder how healthy Kluber is.

    I too hope that Kluber can be a plus, but I suspect they will try and use him as a starter. Which has been a sore spot for them, as well as the bullpen, for years now. They had, last year, to resort to 3 starters they could probably count on to play a decent game, and then on days 4 and 5 rely on a "bullpen" day and put in 5 or 6 different relievers to play a game. And most of them were pitiful. The big money they spent for home run hitters has been wasted. It seems like once the guy gets his paycheck, he checks out of the batters box. At least they got rid of no hit Nomar Mazara.

    The Rangers have a "good old boy" network that says anyone whom Elvis likes gets a free pass no matter how bad they are. I keep waiting for Roughned Odor to do something, and they keep saying how "over due" he is, but he just gets worse and worse every year. But he is Elvis' BFF so he is still around. Sad. It ain't east being a Rangers fan. Or A cowboys fan much either.
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    Lots of interest in Clevinger. Hope the Tribe isn't stupid.
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