GameTime Cleveland 191: Play Ball
April 9, 2014•40 min
The Indians are back and have three series under their belt already. We'll talk about the early action. The Browns face a big decision with Alex Mack who wants to play in sunny Florida. The Cavs are about to lose the math game. What changes will we see with the Wine and Gold when the season ends? Lots to talk about. It's GameTime!
Hosts: Mike Kresic, Tom Kresic
Running Time: 40:11
1Q: Baseball is Back
The Indians split their first week.
Win 2 of 3 on the road against Oakland.
Lose 2 of 3 at home to Minnesota.
Win 2 of 3 at home against SD.
Starting pitching was bad for much of the first week. It came around in the SD series.
Offense comes alive late, often when we are in a hole.
Good news is that Indians signed Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes to long contract extensions.
Kipnis: $52.5M for 6 years
Gomes: $23M for six years
Brantley: $25M for four years
2Q: Cavs Out of Playoffs
Despite a late push to keep things interesting, the Cavs could not overcome enough losses to climb into the 8th spot.
It will be another lottery season for the Cavs. Major changes likely (Coach, GM, trades)
Kyrie and Josh Gordan embroiled in a twitter fight.
3Q: Browns News
Alex Mack signing 5 year deal with Jacksonville.
Browns placed Transition Tag on him (gives us right to match but no compensation if we don’t).
How much money do we want to put in to a Center (even an AllPro) especially if the guy wants out so desperately?
If we let him go, how does that affect our draft strategy?
4Q: More Browns
Signed veteran WR Nate Burleson to a 1yr contract.
Still much speculation as to Browns’ draft plans. QB?
Team has made news for the players they are NOT scouting (at least skipping their Pro Days)
Draft Day Movie opens on Friday.