Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase has started off the 2021 season in grand fashion. In fact, Clase is now tied for the American League lead in total saves with four. Terry Francona and the entire Tribe coaching staff have been thrilled with Clase's development and they expect him to only get better. Can Clase continue his hot start and become … [Read more...] about Can Emmanuel Clase Be One Of Baseball’s Best Closers?
The Cleveland Indians bullpen has been absolutely lights out so far in 2021. Bryan Shaw is back like he never left and Terry Francona basically gets him as bonus to pair with the rest of the talented group. Heading into the season it was clear there was a late-game trio set to compete for the closer role. Nick Wittgren, Emmanuel Clase, and James Karinchak … [Read more...] about Revisiting Indians Closer Conversation After 8 Games In 2021
The Cleveland Indians appear to have an Opening Day roster in place just days before the start of the 2021 season. Now comes figuring out how to deploy that roster. One role in focus is that of the closer. Terry Francona has shown in the past he doesn't necessarily opt for the traditional route of one person handling late-game duties. Fans will famously … [Read more...] about Indians Opting For Familiar Bullpen Situation Early In 2021 Season
The Cleveland Indians have several intriguing late-game options in the bullpen for the 2021 season. Questions still remain, but there is plenty of cause for hype and excitement. The two players in focus are James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase. Karinchak made his MLB debut in 2019 and made 27 appearances in the shortened 2020 season. He only had one save in … [Read more...] about Could An Indians Reliever Lead The American League In Saves?
The Cleveland Indians are planning to trade a cornerstone piece of the franchise in Francisco Lindor this offseason. That likely has some fans up in arms and others feeling defeated over the market disparities in baseball. One thing it allows is to look ahead at other potential cornerstone pieces for the franchise. Those players who are crucial to the team's … [Read more...] about Top 3 Cornerstone Cleveland Indians Players Of The Future