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Bob Hunter commentary: Is the Tribe in a good or bad situation? | The Columbus Dispatch

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The numbers don't lie, but they don't always tell the truth. Sometimes baseball math can make your head spin.

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Aramis

Sofia, Bulgaria

#1 Jul 4, 2011
Baseball math is cool; but how about learning actual math skill through playing fun casual games. http://mathiqgames.com Improves the brain speed = may be will increase batting speed as well)))
Saint Fickell

Lima, OH

#2 Jul 4, 2011
Let's say the Indians win the Central Division. They still have to play either New York or Boston in the playoffs for the first round. It will be difficult for them to win. Yankees have a gazillion dollar payroll and the Indians luck fades at Fenway Park. Hope the Indians win the AL Central. Goal done for this year. Love to see the Indians win a World Series in my lifetime but the Indians have as much chance at winning the World Series like the Browns winning the Super Bowl. End of Days would be approaching for either to happen.

Since: Sep 09

Pickerington, OH

#3 Jul 5, 2011
Bob,

The Indians lead the AL Central by a 1/2 game with Baseball's 3rd lowest payroll. Imagine where they might be if they had say, Baseball's 9th lowest payroll? Imagine if they had another bat in the middle of the line up?

With Verlander pitching the way he is in Detroit, it would be advisable for the Tribe to place some distance between them and the Tigers.(Although I'm not convinced that the White Sox are done just yet)

It's been a fun season so far and the Indians owe almost everything to their fast start in April and early May. They'll need a "fast finish" if they want to play in October.

The question is... does Baseball's 3rd lowest payroll have it in them?
Help From Within

Norwich, OH

#4 Jul 5, 2011
What bat from another team can really make a difference? Who is out there that can cause separation with Detroit? Who can be had without giving up anything of value from the minor leagues?
Choo was so bad this year that a season-ending injury and insertion of Kearns in RF could be an upgrade.
Hannahan was hitting .215. Chisenhall at 3B can definitely do better than that even as a rookie.
Matt LaPorta is coming back. While he is not tearing it up by any means, it's still some help.
More rest for OCAB at second with spot starts from Phelps is already helping OCAB at the plate.
Does this team have it in them? I say yes. The Tribe can win the division this year.
Will Klumbus, Ahia, care other than the transplants from Northern Ohio who moved here? I say no (unfortunately).
Help From Within

Norwich, OH

#5 Jul 5, 2011
An option could be shifting Jason Kipnis back to the outfield with the Clippers and eventually bringing him up to play LF with Brantley sliding to CF and Kearns in RF.

Sizemore has evolved into Cory Snyder with his many K's and .225 batting average. He should sit and let that sink-in before hopefully making adjustments for the better.

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