All-Star breakin with the Indians--EHC Podcast 58

The Cleveland Indians stumbled into the All-Star break losing three-of-four to the New York Yankees, and have lost four-of-six over their last ten games. While it's certainly not how Terry Francona and the Tribe wanted to head into their mid-season hiatus, they still hold a comfortable 6 1/2 game lead on the second place Detroit Tigers, and are the holders of the second best record in the American League, and the fourth best record in Major League baseball.

But what does this really mean?

Are the Cleveland Indians really a true contender for the top spot in all of baseball, or has the early season starting rotation dominance, and peak performances from some unlikely ballplayers skewed the record?

EHC's Jim Pete and Mike Hattery take a close look at the All-Star Indians, ponder the weaknesses of the roster, and take a quick look forward, pondering what Chris Antonetti and Mike Chernoff might have in the works as we head towards the end of July, and that Trade Deadline:

Here's the line-up:
  • The All-Star Indians: Danny Salazar, Corey Kluber and Francisco Lindor
  • Should the Indians have more All-Stars, I mean, Jose Ramirez yo...
  • Making the All-Star game rocks, then pretend to get hurt so you don't have to play
  • Do you like the All-Star game?
  • All-Star skillz
  • Yan Gomes, minor leaguer, and yeah, he gets compared offensively to Asdrubal Cabrera, just because
  • Flying Gomes to the UK--can Gomes fix Brexit?
  • Roberto Perez can offer immediate improvement
  • Trading for Jonathan Lucroy?
  • The Bullpen really sucks
  • Why isn't the Front Office bringing up some of the young bullpen arms, such at Shawn Armstrong, Ben Heller or Jeff Johnson, or even Mike Clevinger and Cody Anderson
  • Jeff Manship
  • Brad Ziegler, and Jim's rant on Single-A pitchers
  • Mike makes a good point: Armstrong or Manship...well...duh.
  • Why the hell don't the Indians figure out what they have NOW, INSTEAD OF WAITING
  • Tito-trust, and how do you become a Tito guy?
  • It's really hard not to talk about Michael Martinez, BECAUSE HE'S A TITO GUY
  • Bullpen and bench talk are FIRST WORLD/FIRST PLACE problems
  • Michael Brantley health, and are the Indians the best team in baseball?
  • Deep line-up and rotation
  • Lifetime deals for all!
  • Shortstop fun, and Jeter/ARod/Nomah comps
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