Corey Kluber velocity concerns and Lonnie playing center--EHC Podcast 51a

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This isn't overreaction theater, we promise, but in case you missed it, the Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber hasn't been quite himself. Some are talking cold weather. Some are talking early season ramping up. Some are talking voodoo.

We're just looking at his slight velocity drop that's taken place since late last season. Is this the first indication that Kluber has entered the dreaded "Children of the Corn" zone that so many others have once they enter their age 30 year, or is this much ado about nothing.

In today's podcast, EHC's Jim Pete and Mike Hattery broach the topic, pondering the very real possibility that Kluber's best season is behind him. What does that leave? Have a listen.

The kindly EHC gents also discuss Lonnie Chisenhall's center field dalience in Akron, and what it potentially means for Tyler Naquin. While it seems insane to think that Collin Cowgill could stick with the team, it does seem odd that Chisenhall found a spot in center a day before his potential call-up. Regardless, the worry about who stays up, and who heads to the minors could be rendered silly on Friday or Saturday if Michael Brantley returns to the line-up.

There's some Trevor Bauer's importance to the bullpen, Josh Tomlin's brilliance, Cody Anderson's hunt for a finisher, Tito's moves, and a whole slew of fun, as EHC: The Podcast turns from 50, and heads to 100.



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