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The Lock On Indians podcast is a daily podcast that is dedicated to the Cleveland Indians from the minors to the majors. Join host Jeff Ellis of 247sports, as he looks at the night before, who to know in the minors, and what the future may hold for the Cleveland Indians as they try and capture their…

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    Things Looking up for a new CBA? Hall of Fame is a Joke!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 36:20

    Cross your fingers but there seems to be some give by both sides when it comes to a new CBA. There is a lot of big talk, but both sides know the loss of games would be a big loss for baseball in general. I discuss how it is hard to be a fan right now, especially a small-market fan. I provide my idea for a way to work on the revenue sharing issue that the players want to see change, keeping it in place but ensuring that it goes to pay players and allows for smaller market squads to keep the faces of their franchise without it crippling them in terms of payroll. We talk about the Hall of Fame. How the voters got it wrong and how much the voting is just about who was nice, who was mean, and where did they play. It is a broken system that needs to be changed with a lot of voters needing to lose their votes.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All Free Agent Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 33:47

    We start by talking about the promotion of Joe Torres to the Major League Staff. We also profile Oregon State left-handed pitcher Cooper Hjerpe. Hjerpe shows an advanced four-pitch mix and so far in college has missed bats and limited walks for the Beavers.  We start looking at the free agents who are left right now. We are looking at who are the best players left and which players might make sense for the Guardians once the lockout ends. We continue looking at the all Free Agent Team focused on shortstop, third base, outfield, and pitching. While the starter market has been picked over there are a ton of interesting relief arms left and a few outfielders who have significant drawbacks but could still be upgrades over what the Guardians have had the past few years.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top College Arm Needs Tommy John and My Top Two Draft Prospects for 2022 MLB Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 32:12

    In a very weak class of college arms, the top college pitcher Peyton Pallette of Arkansas goes down with Tommy John surgery. We talk about who might end up being the top college arm in this year's class now. In addition, how will this end up affecting Pallette's stock? Next up is the number two player in this draft class Jace Jung. The younger brother of Josh Jung has done it all at Texas Tech so far. His brother is one of the top prospects in baseball and his little brother I think can be even better. The top prospect in this year's class is Brooks Lee, who was one of my top unsigned draft picks from the 2019 class. He is the best pure hitter in the college class and is the prototypical coach's son. He destroyed the Cape and I expect he will have a massive year at Cal Poly.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 MLB Draft Top Six: Bloodline Rich

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 31:37

    We continue to focus on the draft, as we move into the top six players on our board. The top six are loaded with bloodlines: every single player has a brother in the minors, a dad who played professional sports, or a dad who coached at a high level. We start with Arizona catcher Daniel Susac. Next up are a pair of prep hitters, who both profile as potential middle-of-the-order center fielders with power and speed. One the son of Andruw Jones and the other the son of former NFLer Eric Green. Get to know Elijah Green and Druw Jones. We end with a small school outfielder, who has the best chance of potentially sliding to the Guardians of any player mentioned today. Chase DeLauter has had limited opportunities in college due to Covid, but was one of the best hitters in the Cape Cod League and put up numbers in his limited chances at James Madison that one rarely sees outside of a PlayStation game.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Organizational Additions, Promotions, Ownership and Of Course More Draft Talk for the Cleveland Guardians

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 34:02

    We talk about some of the news coming out of the Guardians in terms of the minor leagues, development, and baseball operations. We talk about how it is good to see more diversity and how the Guardians are continuing to retool as other organizations continue to raid them for coaching and scouting talent. We continue to focus on the draft discussing a football safety who also excelled last year in the PAC 12. Along with a prep hitter, who might be the best hitter in the entire class. We also give some shout-outs to fans who continue to help contribute to the fun of the show. We talk about Jacob Berry, one of the top players in the country, who is transferring from Arizona to LSU. We also get to talk a little about the downtown redevelopment plan which also seems to signify both Blitzer and Harris being the future majority owner in the next five years.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    More 2022 Draft Talk Prospects 15-9: Find out who my Top Pitcher Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 35:37

    I start by discussing some fun football names to know in this year's draft class, after all the National Championship just happened. I also get into the number two pitcher on my board who has a total of 238 innings pitched and is unlikely to pitch during this college season but his slider is really something. We continue with a prep shortstop from Pennsylvania, a college outfielder from a nontraditional power in a strong conference, and my top pitcher in this year's class. While it might be a hitter class for the ages, the pitching leaves a bit to be desired this year.  We end by looking at a catcher from Catcher University and the son of a World Series-winning GM, who has a dozen reasons why he should not produce but was one of the most complete hitters in the SEC last year as a teenager.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bradley Zimmer Trade Asset? 2022 MLB Draft Ranks 20-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 32:05

    Bradley Zimmer remains better than most people think, or I should say has more potential trade value than most Guardians fans think. I explain why it is that other writers often ask me about him in trades, and show the numbers that explain his perceived value. We continue our 2022 MLB Draft rankings with players 20,19,18. This group has one college hitter, one college arm, and a prep arm. I am higher on the college bat than most, the college arm I am in line with, and the prep arm I am lower than and I explain why.  More draft talk as we dig into players 17 and 16. Dylan Lesko is likely to be my most controversial ranking. I explain why a guy who is a near consensus top ten is 16 on my board despite looking like the best prep arm in the last few classes.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    More MLB 2022 Draft Preseason Draft Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 33:32

    We start with some more draft rankings. I discuss a Florida State pitcher who I might be too low on and a high school pitcher I might be too high on. The Florida State arm though might be a potential Guardians target come this June. I discuss the Cape and why it is useful and also not. I get into some top performers and again talk about a pitcher from Florida State. In the final segment, we have a pair of high ceiling prep hitters, one the son of a former major leaguer and the other one of the strongest players in the prep ranks. What they have in common is some very high percentile ranks in terms of raw data over at Perfect Game.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 MLB Draft Preseason Ranks: Some Names to Know and Prospects 36 to 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 31:10

    The college baseball season is nearing and you know what that means: time to talk about the draft. I start by going into some players who didn't make my initial top 40. They might have been players who I had a high grade on since high school, they might be more famous for football now, or they might stand out for production. We talk about maybe the most interesting player in the entire draft in the first segment.  We continue going through the players in my 30s. Talking about one of the most famous players in the class, a certain Vanderbilt pitcher who you might have heard of as well as the son of a major leaguer who might make you feel old due to their son being draft-eligible already. We continue into the 20s talking about a pitcher from Florida State who might be a target for the Guardians, the second such player in the ranks so far who fits the Guardians mold.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cleveland Guardians Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 32:25

    We are back in the home studio, and talking baseball. After a quick update on my dad, we went into the mailbag and answered questions about trades and prospects. We continue digging into the mailbag and answering questions about the Cleveland Guardians. We end by looking at some interesting data from Patrick Brennan, @paintingcorner which allows us to talk about old names and also take a look at how the minor league system is doing in terms of development.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cleveland Guardians Positional Discussion: Pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 32:08

    These podcasts the next thre3 days are a little different. I had to record them while traveling due to my father being in the hospital. Instead of draft talk you get some positional reviews off the top of my head. I talk about prospect sleepers in system and who I think starts there in five years. I also talk about potential outside upgrades for 2022. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cleveland Guardians Positional Discussion: Outfield, Shortstop, Third base Now and in the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 33:23

    These podcasts the next two days are a little different. I had to record them while traveling due to my father being in the hospital. Instead of draft talk you get some positional reviews off the top of my head. I talk about prospect sleepers in system and who I think starts there in five years. I also talk about potential outside upgrades for 2022. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cleveland Guardians Positional Discussion: First, Catcher, and Second Base

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 32:48

    These podcasts the next two days are a little different. I had to record them while traveling due to my father being in the hospital. Instead of draft talk you get some positional reviews off the top of my head. I talk about prospect sleepers in system and who I think starts there in five years. I also talk about potential outside upgrades for 2022. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    New Cleveland Guardians Ownership. What you Need to Know About David Blitzer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 33:23

    Locked on Guardians fans, we broke the top 50 baseball podcasts and made the top ten baseball podcasts on the network so stop and take a second to pat yourself on the back. We talk about how the offseason will look for the podcast and discuss how next week I am releasing my initial draft list for 2022. We get into the new potential minority owner. There is a lot of conjecture and reporting but nothing that is concrete as of yet. We talk about David Blitzer and the Harris and Blitzer sports and entertainment group in general. I explain my general feel for Blitzer as a potential future owner of the Guardians. Before pointing out who in free agency might be an ideal target if new money does mean a little more license to spend in free agency.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cleveland Guardians and Miami Marlins Lets Make a Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 33:57

    This show starts out seeming like an episode of Locked on Marlins. We take a look at the team in general and explain who they have and where they have depth that might make them a team that the Guardians look to trade with.  We focus on the Michael Conforto rumor, and the outfielders for the Marlins currently. They signed my least favorite free-agent deal with Avisail Garcia, but that might not stop them from signing Conforto. We focus on Jesus Sanchez, Brian Anderson, and Bryan De La Cruz in this segment. In our final segment, we focus on top prospects JJ Bleday and Peyton Burdick, along with often hurt but highly productive Garrett Cooper. I explain why I would love to see a Burdick and Cooper deal, along with a potential deal that could make sense.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Delay Showed: Power is Back On

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 30:48

    I explain the lack of show on Friday and why there is a Sunday makeup. We then get into some Rule 5 chatter using the piece on the Athletic which highlights players. I talk about who is interesting and who might make sense for the Guardians if they opened a 40 man spot via trade. After discussing the American League players of note we then focus on National League players including the pitcher and hitter that are the most interesting players in the Rule 5 for me. Andres Melendez passed away on December 16, at the age of 20. He was acquired for Mark Mathias two years ago. He had a strong year at Lynchburg and was an ascending prospect in the Guardians system.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stuff+ and Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 33:51

    Eno Sarris has a great article on the Athletic about Stuff+, we talk about old friends and current Guardians who made the ranks. We also discuss the lockout news of the day and how it might be a while before either side even begins talking to each other.  We continue looking at the Sarris piece which has two current Guardians who made it along with many old friends, and one recent free agent.  All mailbag for segment three I talk about shortstops, outfielders, and more.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Press Release, LO Guardians News, and Draft Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 32:31

    We thank those who left us new Itunes reviews. We are up to 91, so close to 100. Then we talk about the future of the show. Don't get worried I am staying the host, but there might soon be some new ways to follow the show.  The Guardians sent out a press release about Spring Training. We read it and talk about the high level of optimism that comes from this release. We also talk about why it all had to be phrased this way.  I talk about the Guardians and the draft. I talked with a fan online and used this to explain what the Guardians are targeting and why they are doing that now after a few years of going for ceiling and upside. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    1976 Draft: Bad One for the Guardians Except for One Pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 32:56

    The 1976 draft was an oddity, it had five Ohio high school players taken in the first round. One by the Guardians, one who was drafted by the Guardians, and one who would be one of the better first basemen in the National League. We focus on the day two picks, and while the Guardians didn't find any success in the top ten rounds many teams did. Players like Alan Trammell, Ozzie Smith, Wade Boggs, Jack Morris, and Ricky Henderson among others make this a great draft for the Tigers in particular. We end with the greatest 18th round pick in franchise history. A player I wish the Guardians had now, and an underrated performer in general. Ron Hassey gets his time to shine.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Zipping it up: Time to Dig into the Zips Projection

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 32:50

    The Zips projection system came out and we talked about what both it and Steamer project out for the Guardians offense. We go through the projected names and the ones who might surprise.  Next up is the arms for the Guardians. We also preview a podcast later this week where we dig into a draft that had FIVE Ohio high school players drafted in the first 24 picks. The big focus is on the steamer and Zips projections and why both systems seem to be down on Aaron Civale.  We discuss what the biggest needs are for the Guardians before we dig into a trade idea for the Yankees that could really change the outlook for the Guardian's offense.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    End of our Failed Prospect Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 31:47

    We finish off the why prospects fail series with a pair of players who still have a chance to turn things around. We lead off with Clint Frazier who has actually performed well in the majors but has struggled with defense, health, consistency, and chances. Next, we look at Francisco Mejia, and why his contact-only profile is something that I have never trusted. I explain why it is that guys like him and Ty Freeman I tend to be lower on than most. Mejia's defense along with having a single offensive tool has been why he has not been able to break through while playing the weakest position in baseball. Old friend alerts as several players are signing in the KBO, who have been extremely aggressive in terms of targeting American talent with major league experience. Adam Plutko and Yasiel Puig are the two newest names to sign in Korea.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Everything you Need to Know MILB Rule 5: Additions and Subtractions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 31:29

    The MILB Rule 5 draft has occurred and the Guardians were busy. Before we focus on their selections we talk about the draft in general. We were the big names, and the surprising players to find a new home on Wednesday. The Guardians added a pair of pitchers in Eric Sabrowski from the Padres and Brett Daniels from the Astros. Both of them look like potential relief options for the Guardians in future years. Find out more about the two newest Guardians. Dakody Clemmer was taken from the Guardians by the Nationals. He will join former Guardians executive John Mirabelli with the Nationals. One has to assume Mirabelli had some input when it came to adding Clemmer to the Nationals minors.  Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MOAR Prospect Failures Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 32:08

    We continue to look at why it was that top prospects did not find success in the big leagues. We lead off with a big bat in Nick Weglarz who also begins a theme for this episode injuries. The Big Canadian moved quickly, but got slowed due to injury and then never got the chance he likely deserved. Next up is a pair of similar arms with huge potential that had even bigger injury issues. Jason Knapp and Brady Aiken were about a decade apart in terms of when they were let go, but the two arms have a lot in common in terms of how long they pitched, innings pitched, and what went wrong. We end with a look back at Alex White, who the Indians turned into Ubaldo Jimenez. I explain a crazy theory I had at the time on White. It is interesting that now it would be very clear about White's chances at MLB success. Yet a decade ago the same numbers were not looked at as much. It is easy to see how ERA fails why strikeout data is so much more valued when one looks at White.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MILB Rule 5 Primer and More Failed Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 31:53

    I asked the fans to help us crack the top 100 baseball podcast, and we are up to 57th. I thank all the listeners and read our most recent review. We discuss the Minor League Part of the Rule 5 draft as it will happen on Wednesday. Last year the Guardians did select a player (Chris Roller), so it bears watching as they might select a player again this year.  We continue our series looking at why top prospects have failed to become regular starters in the big leagues. We look at two first basemen both drafted in 2007 that failed to make an impact in Beau Mills and Matt LaPorte. We come back and look at another first-rounder from 2007 in Nick Hagadone who also didn't live up to expectations and explain what went wrong with a big lefty who seemed as safe as they come when he was acquired from the Red Sox. He seemed to have the floor of an elite reliever. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hall of Fame Chatter and Minor News

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 33:03

    We explain why it is that some players are signing minor league deals right now. Even with the Lock-Out, we might see some deals occur with the Guardians. We also talk about some of the news around the league with minor league signings, rumors, and players signing overseas. We do some bad twitter takes. This past weekend I took a break from Twitter and returned to over 100 tweets, while I didn't get into them all. I explain why I think the Guardians have amazing minor league depth and very questionable major league depth. I also talk about the horrible New York trade that made the rounds last week and explain why it is even worse than you think. We discuss the Hall of Fame as former Cleveland Baseball player Minnie Minoso was added. I did a whole show on him last winter, but we revisit how he is the player involved in more bad trades for the Cleveland Baseball Team than anyone else. We go into all the candidates who were added and why I agree with the majority of them.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Locked Out of my Thoughts and the 1980 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 32:54

    We talk a little about the bad timing of the Guardians rebrand right before the Lock-Out. Then we talk a little about how both sides need to figure things out because at the end of the day the fans will end up blaming both sides if the Lock Out goes long. Baseball is not in a position to have a work stoppage and both sides need to find a compromise that leaves them both unhappy as most Americans aren't going to feel bad for billionaires or millionaires. Doing another draft class review. We focus on the 1980 draft, the draft full of future coaches and executives but not as many good baseball players. The Indians picking 10th took the second-best first-rounder in the class, but he sadly never played for the organization and yet ranks in the top 10 best first-rounders in franchise history. In the second round, their pick was lost and the White Sox drafted a future college football coach.  The Indians would draft a pair of All-Stars after the opening rounds, unfortunately, they would not sign either player. Instead, it is Mike Jefcoat taking in the 13th round who is this draft class's second player followed by 29th rounder Jack Fimple. Listen in to hear who got away.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Enyel De Los Santos: Come On Down You ARE the Guardians FA Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 34:28

    The Guardians have added Enyel De Los Santos. He might not be the biggest name, but there is a very good chance he helps the Guardians as a reliever this year. We talk about why one could expect growth for him and better outcomes in general. We also talk about how the previously discussed idea of a salary floor is unlikely to happen. The Guardians front office lost two members that had been with the organization for more than 20 years. Dan Poplin to the Royals and John Mirabelli to the Nationals. We explain why Mirabelli in particular makes a ton of sense for a Nationals organization that has not had much success with player development over the past few years.  Then we dive into the last free agent signings that will likely happen for a few months. We recorded right through the beginning of the Lock-Out. Even up to the last few moments the pitching market stayed extremely busy and dominated the day's action. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Time to Get Tender and Talk about the Non-Tender Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 32:55

    The non-tender deadline has passed. We focus on Taylor Clarke of the Diamondbacks and Richard Rodriguez of the Braves in the first segment. Both are pitchers with sparkling control, who very much could fit with the Indians and what they look for. I explain in depth why both could make sense for the Guardians. I also defend backup outfielder Bradley Zimmer and explain why he is still on the roster. Believe it or not, he has trade value due to elite defensive numbers and physical tools.  We go through the rest of the league but it is the Padres three arms Jose Castillo, Matt Strahm, and Trey Wingenter that stand out from the crowd. They have all had injury issues, but have all shown effectiveness in the big leagues and all have missed bats. Especially if they would consider a non roster invite to camp they would all be potential additions to a Guardians bullpen which might be the third biggest need on the team.  It was a busy day for old friends. Three former Guardians signed with new clubs, a pair with the Cubs who have Carter Hawkins formerly of the Guardians. Another was traded right before the non-tender deadline and I really wish the Guardians could have figured out how to have brought Joey Wendle home. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free Agency Madness Continues: Guardians Lie in Wait

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 34:26

    We pull from WKYC's article on the Cleveland City Councils' vote on the Cleveland Guardians renovations. We discuss why I am always a bit nervous about cities providing support to sports franchises. Yet why in this case this might be as good as it gets in terms of city support and them trying to base it all off of Guardians revenue streams. Free Agency has been well like NBA and NFL free agency. The starters and the outfielders have been signing left and right. We talk about it all, and how it affects the Guardians. We also explain why it is unlikely the Guardians will be active but why that is not a bad thing.  We look at a group of players whose teams have waived or might waive to see if anyone could help the Guardians. We talk about the free-agent market and the big signings of the day. We discuss who is left among the starters and outfielders, a pair of groups that are highly picked over. Last we look at who could slide in free agency that the Guardians might jump on once the CBA is figured out. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free Agency Is Too Fast and Too Furious: Except for the Guardians

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 31:42

    Free Agency has been a mile a minute for once, we talk about the big deals. We look at the starter market and even break news on the podcast. We also look back at our old friends, the Mets who have a surplus of bats.  We talk about Jeff McNeill some more, and still struggle to find a deal between the Indians and Mets that make sense. After their recent free agency splurge could Dom Smith, JD Davis, or Jeff McNeill be on the block. We also focus on a free agent market which is overpaying for outfielders and what that means for the Guardians.  We talk about the middle infielder market. A big domino in Marcus Semien fell, and the Mariners traded for Adam Frazier. We talk about where the Blue Jays stand and how they could be a trade candidate for the Guardians.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2017 MLB Draft Review No First Rounder No Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:02

    The Guardians had Kyle Nelson claimed by the Diamondbacks and Scott Moss by the Phillies. We explain why these claims happened, and what the upside for those players are. We also dig into why I am a bit surprised no one claimed Daniel Johnson. Since the Guardians lost Kyle Nelson we look at the 2017 MLB Draft. The Guardians did not have a first-rounder after signing Edwin Encarnacion. In my Shadow Draft, I had them select Trevor Stephan with the top pick, so I explain why that was the right move and look at what signing Edwin cost them. We look at picks from rounds three through 10 comparing players selected and then talk a bit about the day three picks like Kyle Nelson that worked out for the Guardians. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Explaining Why the Guardians Are Poorer than You Think: Also all MLB is a JOKE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 33:18

    We start the show with a talk about why money will likely be tighter than most think when it comes to the offseason. We focus on no new minority ownership, problems with the TV contract, and ownership that is looking to sell more of the team. We talk about the All MLB Teams, and why it was a joke that Jose Ramirez wasn't the top third baseman or even on the second team. If one looks at fWAR the gap between JRAM and the second place Rafael Devers is 1.6 that is larger than the gap between Devers and the 10th place third baseman Jeimer Candelario. The outcome may be due to experts or maybe due to fans ending up with a joke of a result.  It is time for a trip around baseball checking out news and old friend alerts. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Doug Jones An All Time Great In Franchise History

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 32:37

    1) Doug Jones passed away on Monday. He is one of the most underappreciated players in Guardians/Indian's history. I put him on the All-Time Guardians/Indians team a year ago. With his passing, we do an overview of what was one heck of an interesting career. From Jones not sticking until age 30 to learning his changeup grip from the Duke from Major League.  2) We go in-depth on Jones's time with the Guardians/Indians and his place in the record books. We point out where he is all time and how he compares to other greats. We show how Jones and his changeup in many ways was Mariano Rivera and his cutter before Mariano even if he was not quite at that same level. 3) We end with a look at the three moves the Guardians made on Monday. The Guardians signed Sandy Leon to a minor league deal. They traded Harold Ramirez to the Cubs for cash. They also traded JC Mejia to the Brewers for cash or a player to be named later. I explain why the trade was worded that way, and who I think the player the Indians might acquire could be. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rule Five Fallout: 25% of the 40 Man Changed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 33:02

    1) We know who is finally protected for the Rule 5 draft. We talk about the players who were let go and why. 2) We dig into Tobias Myers who the Indians traded for. They choose to acquire him rather than protect their players. We explain why Cleveland is the perfect landing spot for him. 3) We talk about a surprise prospect who was left unprotected who once was a Guardian, not who you are thinking about. Then we dig into all the players who were protected by the Indians and who can help them next year.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rule Five Decisions are Impending

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 33:59

    1) Jose Ramirez finished 6th in the MVP voting. He should not have won the award. If you failed to include him in the top 10 then you don't get baseball.  2) Minor League Roster additions must be made by 6 PM Friday any player who is eligible for the Rule 5 and not added could be lost. We talk about the players who could be taken off and the slam dunks to be added. 3) We continue to focus on the players who could end up being added. We also focus on the names you don't need to worry about or are very unlikely to be added. Even if you might be reading the opposite out there. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Verlander leads to 2004 Draft Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 33:31

    1) Taking a look at the news around the league, and why I would be nervous about signing Justin Verlander. 2) We take a look into a draft that got the Indians three future big league lefties in Jeremy Sowers, Scott Lewis, and Tony Sipp. We dig into the early picks and top players in a class more known for its oddities than its star power. 3) We focus on day three, where the Indians did their best drafting finding a future 11-year vet and a pair of backup catchers.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Guardians Gear is Coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 35:33

    1) The final hurdle has been crossed for the Guardians. Once you can buy the gear, we will rebrand the podcast as well. We get into why this got fixed so suddenly and why everyone agreed to get a deal done. 2) Next is the Athletic article from Monday, which went in-depth on the ownership possibilities for the Indians and why everyone might not want to assume new money, and more payroll is incoming. We also talked about some league news of the day. 3) Brian Barton and Trevor Crowe are a pair of outfielders who had very different paths to the big leagues, but both failed to establish themselves. We focus on the why. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Did It! Top 100 Podcast Go Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:40

    1) A lot has happened around the league. We look at the Rays making a pair of trades including former Indians prospect Louis Head. We look at the Tiger's big free-agent signing. We also talk about the Mets GM decision and more in the first segment on the show.  2) Emmanuel Clase finished fifth in the rookie of the year. While he should not have won the award. We get into why he could have been higher and the race in general. 3) Continuing our look at why prospects failed and why we dig into Ohio kid Brad Snyder and big-name prospect Andy Marte.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Silver Slugger Failure and Shortstop Projections

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 36:36

    1) We talk about the Silver Slugger, and how Jose should have won the award but it is not a massive deal that he lost. Devers was deserving even if he was more deserving of second place. 2) We play a game of shortstop musical chairs to try and figure out where a potential landing spot for Amed Rosario might be if the Indians decide to move on. 3) Continuing to look at why prospects failed going through former top 100 prospects from the Indians. Why were these players not able to become regular major league players?  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Looking at Prospect Failures to Better Predict Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 35:40

    1) News is sparse around baseball. I talk about Franmil in the outfield, then discuss how I am taking an idea from a listener and digging into which top prospects have failed and why starting with the year 2000. 2) Alex Escobar was the center of the Roberto Alomar deal and should have been successful. Why wasn't he? Corey Smith, another first-rounder on this list who failed to produce. We talk about why. 3) We are just getting started looking at the injury cases of Michael Aubrey and Adam Miller, along with the curious case of Jake Dittler.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jose Tena is Destroying the Arizona Fall League

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 35:57

    1) Jose Tena is lighting the Arizona Fall League on fire, but how important is that really, and how much does it mean. We look back to 2019 and talk about why one should be excited but not too excited. We also talk about more possible Cubs trades. 2) Oscar Gonzales signs an extension, but what does that mean for a minor league player? Why Mercado and Zimmer are more valuable than you think.  3) We dig into all the fall league performers and about what can be learned from limited data.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2013 MLB Draft: Indians Pick in the Top Five But Fail to Find Starters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 41:29

    1) A free agent has signed, so we talk about why I thought Andrew Heaney might have been a fit for the Indians. We also talk about the MLB trade rumors top 50 free agents and the one player, Mark Canha, projected to sign with the Indians. 2) Looking at the free-agent class, made me think about the 2013 draft. Which has a lot of players who are now free agents. We look at the last time the Indians picked in the top five. It is one of just three times the Indians have had a top-five pick in the last 28 years. It was also the last time the Indians signed a fee agent and cost themselves draft picks. 3) This draft was not the strongest but did have the greatest selections occur on day three. We focus on late day two and day three in general in what turned out to be a rather poor draft for the Indians.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chris Valaika Guardians New Hitting Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 34:16

    1) Chris Valaika is the Indians new hitting coach, and I love it. We talk about his own history and how it overlaps with current Indians. Along with the success the Cubs had with hitters this past year, and how this cements an Ian Happ deal needs to happen tomorrow. 2) The Indians let go of Nick Wittgren, Roberto Perez, Francisco Perez, and Cam Hill. We talk about where the roster is currently and what this all means. 3) We take a quick look at the qualifying offers and how they could end up affecting the Indians draft position.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Crossing Over with Javi and Locked on Padres

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 44:01

    We talk with Javi about the most recent addition to the Padres Ruben Niebla. We had some fun telling stories about my time covering the minors and how it was that so often I heard Ruben Niebla's name came up when pitchers talked about their craft. We talk about how the Padres have been a wasteland of pitching development. Why it is that Ruben Niebla might be the biggest addition the Padres make. Then we talk about the Clevinger trade again. I focus on why it has turned into such a great deal for the Indians and why it has been one Padres fans are already ruing. Javi and I both have some fun and laughs after what has been a rough year for both fan bases.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    First Offseason Trade Makes the Tigers Better, Potential Indians Counter Trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 36:46

    1) We already have our first postseason trade. The Tigers are a better team and got an elite defender to handle their young staff and didn't have to give up much. Then we look at Andrew McCutchen to see if he would be worth the Indians time. 2) Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor do not get along, while that makes him a liability in New York it might make him perfect for Cleveland. We focus on the unhappy infielder and what he might cost. 3) We continue in this line of thought on McNeil and bring up what the trade could look like, and what the lineup could end up being. We also talk a little Rule 5 at the end.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2012 Draft in Review: The Indians Did Poorly But So Did Everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 35:50

    1) We talk about why I am hoping the Astros lose. I also talk about tomorrow's show, a cross-over with Locked On Padres. 2) We talk about the first round of the 2012 class that saw the Indians draft Tyler Naquin. It also saw a pitcher from Solon taken by the Blue Jays. Along with several big names like Corey Seager, Matt Olson, Jesse Winkler, Jose Berrios, and many others after the Indians selection. 3) The Indians used a different approach for this class. We talk about how every big-name signing didn't work out. Instead, it turns out the senior signs are what made this class solid. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emptying out the Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 33:46

    The fans are taking over in this all mailbag edition of the show 1) We dig into Richie Palacios some more. We talk about Ruben Niebla. Also, Matt Olson would be awesome but is unlikely. 2) Pitching is not quite a renewable asset, and we focus on why I am not a fan of trading pitchers in general. We also look at the Blue Jays for potential outfield help. I wonder if they might be an answer for the catcher situation. 3) We focus on the Mariners. Could they make sense for a trade with the Indians? The question focuses on Jose Ramirez. Yet, I wonder if there is a lesser trade for Amed Rosario that might make more sense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mailbag: Pitching Prospects, First Base, and Potential Trades

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 34:58

    1) We talk about why I think a labor stoppage is unlikely. In addition, baseball is in a situation where both sides have to know the sport's current condition. 2) Mailbag talking about first basemen and pitching prospects 3) More mailbag where I talk about more pitching prospects and discuss a potential trade with the Angels.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Two Gold Glove Finalists for the Cleveland Indians

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 35:07

    1) Trip around the majors talking about Luke Voit who the Yankees might not offer arbitration to. We talk about Jake Bauers, who was waived by Seattle. Then talk about how Toronto has a bit of a bad look right now by not letting Mark Shapiro interview for the Mets before I give my pitch on why I should be the GM of the Mets. We also crown the worst owner in baseball, and they are not in Cleveland and it is not close. 2) We talk about arbitration projections for the Indians and how this might affect the roster more than many other stats or things we look at. 3) Gold Glove finalists are announced, and two play for the Cleveland Baseball Team. We talk about where they rank among the other finalists.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lawsuit or Not They will be the Guardians

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 34:41

    1) We talk about lawsuits and why it is pretty clear that the one against the Guardians name has a 0% chance of stopping or slowing down the renaming plans.  2) It is official that Ruben Niebla is going back home to the San Diego area and every deep system Indians fan is heartbroken. We also discuss how there are likely to be more coaches, scouts, and coordinators on their way to other locals. 3) We end with some quick mailbag questions.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jose Ramirez Extension Sign Me Up, 1991 Draft Class One For the Ages

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 37:12

    1) Long-term extensions with teams and players going deep into their 30s never work out, but I am still all for resigning Jose Ramirez. I go deep on why his desire to stay in Cleveland is more believable than with Francisco Lindor stating the same thing. I talk about why Jose might want to stay and how we all have to accept that if we are happy now we can't complain when the natural aging curve happens.  2) The 1991 draft was the last Hank Peters draft. He was GM for four years and had three of the best drafts in the history of the Indians. We look at the best late-round picks and some interesting numbers from the class. Along with the draft in general it went 94 rounds, and one of the teams drafting in the 94th round ended up with a net negative WAR for the draft with their top pick being future Indians reliever Alvin Morman.  3) We dig into the most successful first-rounder in team history and show how the Indians utterly dominated the 1991 draft. Since Jose Ramirez is the Indians best pure hitter since Manny Ramirez it only makes sense to talk about his draft class. The Indians drafted one of the top 5 players by bWAR in five of the first seven rounds in what turned out to be a very strong class. We also try to figure out if Damian Jackson signed or not as a 44th rounder.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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