Lindor leading off, and the #JRam moxie--EHC Podcast 41

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Stop the insanity.

Francisco Lindor leading off?

Jose Ramirez batting second?

Jason Kipnis hitting third.

Oh, don't say it. You aren't going to say it. MICHAEL BRANTLEY HITTING CLEAN-UP!!!

That's right, I said it.

Would it be that crazy to have the Cleveland Indians move up a hot-hitting Jose Ramirez to the two-hole, allowing Francisco Lindor to move up to lead-off, with Kipnis and Brantley filling out the top of the line-up?

In the latest EHC Podcast, EHC's Jim Pete, Jeff Nomina and Nino Colla (also via are joined by's Danny Madden in a maze-like discussion of the Indians' spring training thus far.

With #JRam making an appearance in centerfield, the crew ponders his value as an outfielder, and a super-utility player, but Jeff Nomina leads us down the line-up rabbit hole. Should Ramirez bat second based on Terry Francona's propensity to waste Francisco Lindor at bats with sacrifice bunts? In doing so, the line-up becomes extremely interesting, especially the top-end.

The crew discusses #JRam, Lindor's value, the Jose Uribe signing, Gio Urshela's reality, the battle for the bottom of the rotation, and the value of Mike Clevinger as a starter. Danny Madden takes a look at some twitter fun, pondering Mike a reliever?

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