With finals week and summer break fast approaching, this will be the last Cleveland Baseball Weekly until the fall semester. Most of the baseball season will take place while we are on hiatus, so it only feels right to do a little preview and prediction combination to prepare you for the summer.
The starting rotation will finally settle down
To date, thanks to the inconsistent contributions of Ubaldo Jimenez, Brett Myers, Carlos Carrasco and Scott Kazmir, the starting pitching in Cleveland cannot be counted on to win any ballgames. Unfortunately, winning starts with the rotation keeping the team in the game, so it is no shock to find Cleveland below .500 as we reach May.
There is hope, though. Cleveland is not all that far below .500 and that is with some of the worst starting pitching in baseball. Eventually, I expect general manager Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona to find out which pitchers can help them and jettison those who are dragging the team down. Read More…
From Daily Kent Stater, May 2, 2013