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Questions: Stevens, Ryan, Lugo, Fontenot

 

Hello; hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom!

1.  How has Fontenot been hitting on days he has played his natural position (2B) vs. 3B? Is there a way to look this up?  I would be very interested to see if perhaps his slump as due to playing a position he was not accustomed to or comfortable with, i.e., being forced into the 3B position because of the Ramirez injury.  Certainly, he seems to be doing much better lately.

2.  Why not take a flyer on Julio Lugo?  His line this year is: .287/.352/.367.  Yes, that's not great, but it beats what we get out of Blanco/Miles.  And he could act as a backup SS which we really don't have, or be an option to replace whoever is slumping at 2B.  It would seem like a very low-risk high potential reward type deal.  I would think the Red Sox would take just about anyone for Lugo at this point since they are on the hook for his salary with no return if no trade gets made.

3.  How has Stevens looked?  I did not get the chance to see him pitch and I have been very excited about this prospect.  He was looking great when we heard news of him here in Cleveland.  I think his first game was Saturday against the Nats.  Was he impressive?

Ironically, the Indians traded exactly what they have needed this year (relief pitching) to the Cubs for exactly what WE needed (a reliable 2B that can play other positions and substitute at 3B). 

4.  Any word on how BJ Ryan has looked?  That's another one I'm very hopeful about (see Eyre, Scott 2008 Phillies.  I still cannot believe we let him go to make room for Neal Cotts...)  Hopefully, he can turn things around like Eyre did last year.

5.  How has Jake Fox looked when playing 3B this year?  I asked this before, after he had only played a couple games.  Now that he has played a few more at 3B how has he done?  Is he a realistic substitute for the position in the future? 

6.  Is Angel Guzman a free agent after this year?  I sure hope this is not his last year with the team and that he tries to rake the team for money when this is the first time he has ever contributed.

7.  Does David Patton need to stay on the roster the entire year or only for 52 games?  I thought he only needed to stay for 52 games to stay with the team.  If so, can't we now demote him to the minors and still keep rights to him?

Hello; hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom!

1.  How has Fontenot been hitting on days he has played his natural position (2B) vs. 3B? Is there a way to look this up?  I would be very interested to see if perhaps his slump as due to playing a position he was not accustomed to or comfortable with, i.e., being forced into the 3B position because of the Ramirez injury.  Certainly, he seems to be doing much better lately.

2.  Why not take a flyer on Julio Lugo?  His line this year is: .287/.352/.367.  Yes, that's not great, but it beats what we get out of Blanco/Miles.  And he could act as a backup SS which we really don't have, or be an option to replace whoever is slumping at 2B.  It would seem like a very low-risk high potential reward type deal.  I would think the Red Sox would take just about anyone for Lugo at this point since they are on the hook for his salary with no return if no trade gets made.

3.  How has Stevens looked?  I did not get the chance to see him pitch and I have been very excited about this prospect.  He was looking great when we heard news of him here in Cleveland.  I think his first game was Saturday against the Nats.  Was he impressive?

Ironically, the Indians traded exactly what they have needed this year (relief pitching) to the Cubs for exactly what WE needed (a reliable 2B that can play other positions and substitute at 3B). 

4.  Any word on how BJ Ryan has looked?  That's another one I'm very hopeful about (see Eyre, Scott 2008 Phillies.  I still cannot believe we let him go to make room for Neal Cotts...)  Hopefully, he can turn things around like Eyre did last year.

5.  How has Jake Fox looked when playing 3B this year?  I asked this before, after he had only played a couple games.  Now that he has played a few more at 3B how has he done?  Is he a realistic substitute for the position in the future? 

6.  Is Angel Guzman a free agent after this year?  I sure hope this is not his last year with the team and that he tries to rake the team for money when this is the first time he has ever contributed.

7.  Does David Patton need to stay on the roster the entire year or only for 52 games?  I thought he only needed to stay for 52 games to stay with the team.  If so, can't we now demote him to the minors and still keep rights to him?

 

 

 

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