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Indians Ink All-Time Tribe Team: SP4

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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:08 PM

Indians Ink All-Time Tribe Team: SP4 


As some of you may recall, last year, I started a thread, "All-Time Tribe Team." I posted my roster and many others responded with their own version. This year, I have an idea for a similar thread, but with different rules:


I'll post a poll weekly asking for your vote of who you'd like to see on your all-time Tribe team. The leading vote-getter in each category will win his respective role on the team. 


Here's how the roster will be compiled: Players that have already been voted in are in italics

Starters:

C Sandy Alomar
1B Jim Thome
2B Nap Lajoie
3B Al Rosen
SS Lou Boudreau
LF 
CF Tris Speaker
RF Manny Ramirez
DH

- Note: The DH can be anybody, not just an exclusive DH. However, maybe keep in mind that some players don't hit as well without the rhythm of playing the field.

Bench:
4OF
C
IF

Starting Rotation:
SP1 Bob Feller
SP2 Addie Joss
SP3 Bob Lemon
SP4
SP5

BullPen:
LHP
LHP
RHP
RHP
P
SU
CL

- Note: The criteria for the pitching staff is as follows: 
      - The starting pitchers can be anyone, regardless of dominant hand. So we could have five southpaws or a 3/2 split. No limit there.
      - As for the 'pen, the closer must have been a closer when he pitched, and the setup man can be anyone who was used predominantly in the bullpen. The other five members of the 'pen can be former starters or relievers. In other words, we could have both CC Sabathia and Raffy Betancourt in the pen. But CC could not be the SU or CL.


That puts us at a 24-player roster. The 25th will be your choice of position player or pitcher, and will be voted upon last.


Criteria for Voting
A player will be judged based solely on what he did for the tribe. So, even though Eddie Murray hit 500+ career HRs, he only hit 50 for the Tribe, thus not a great candidate for a spot. On the other hand, a guy like Mel Harder gets bonus points for his longevity with Cleveland.
Also, feel free to write in a vote if your guy isn't an option.


Let me know what you think! I'll try to post a poll once every five days or so, give us a way to pass the time until opening day. When the last poll is completed, I'll post a composite list of the roster, and we could discuss lineups, matchups, etc.

(The above message will be re-posted in its entirety in every poll)


Lemon wins the 3 spot and the team is taking shape.

Back of the rotation is wide open


    Who is your #4?

  1. Poll closed on 02/15/2013
  2. Stan Coveleski: 11 votes
  3. Wes Ferrell: 0 votes
  4. Mike Garcia: 0 votes
  5. Mel Harder: 2 votes
  6. Willis Hudlin: 0 votes
  7. Sam McDowell: 0 votes
  8. Charles Nagy: 0 votes
  9. C.C. Sabathia: 2 votes
  10. Luis Tiant: 1 vote
  11. Early Wynn: 6 votes

Last edited 2/9/2013 7:24 PM by mooseahoy

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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:45 PM

Re: Indians Ink All-Time Tribe Team: SP4 


cue the coveleski music.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:38 PM

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+1
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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:05 PM

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took Coveleski .... in fact just saw Coveleski stadium the other day in South Bend ...

but it was Harder then I thought and I am feeling a little Wynnded
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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:13 AM

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El Tiante was soo good and played on such bad teams I had to give him a vote
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Posted: 2/9/2013 3:20 AM

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LUPENEXPRESS wrote:
but it was Harder then I thought

Nicely done


and I am feeling a little Wynnded

Bit of a stretch pirate
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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:43 AM

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No love for Satchel?  Dizzy Dean once said, "If Satch and I were pitching on the same team, we'd cinch the pennant by July 4 and go fishing until the World Series."

Plus, there are pages of great Paige quotes.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:44 AM

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This one was difficult, Wynn and Coveleski were both really good pitcher's, but I had to vote for the guy with 300 Major league wins!!!  I would just add Coveleski and Wynn and go to Relief Pitching!!!

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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:04 PM

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ThisisTFIS wrote: No love for Satchel?  Dizzy Dean once said, "If Satch and I were pitching on the same team, we'd cinch the pennant by July 4 and go fishing until the World Series."

Plus, there are pages of great Paige quotes.
Satch only pitched here two years and made 12 starts. Honestly, he's nowhere close to being a candidate.

Remember, the criteria is what he did for the Tribe. That's why I'm surprised there's such little love for Harder.

That said, write-ins are always welcome.

Last edited 2/9/2013 7:22 PM by mooseahoy

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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:08 PM

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As an extension of my last post, here are the Indians' career pitching WAR leaders:

Rank Player         WAR            IP
1.     Bob Feller  59.9          3827.0
2.     Stan Coveleski  51.8   2502.0
3.     Addie Joss  43.4         2327.0
4.     Mel Harder  42.2        3425.1
5.     Sam McDowell  39.7    2109.2
6.     Bob Lemon  34.7       2850.1
7.     Early Wynn  33.6       2286.2
8.     Mike Garcia  28.7       2138.0
       Willis Hudlin  28.7       2554.0
10.    Wes Ferrell  28.1       1319.2


I think, given the criteria, this is as important a stat as any.

Last edited 2/9/2013 12:11 PM by mooseahoy

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