Detroit-There are no good people or bad people here. In the purest sense, competition is a factor, but not a determining factor.
It’s just the people in charge who think the baseball team is best for them right now. On March 26, four days before the last exhibition game of the spring training, when the regular season began, the Indians chose Jake Bauers from Bobby Bradley as Their first baseman.
Statistics say they are wrong. The 24-year-old Bradley hit .303 (1
The 25-year-old Bauers hit .211 (38 goals, 8 goals) in 17 games with 1 home run and 2 RBIs. He shot 16 times, took 10 walks, and released .768 OPS.
The contract status of both parties are involved in the decision. Bradley also has a minor league option. Bowers has no one, which means that if he does not join the club, the Indians may lose him because of abstention.
The Indians said that this was not the only reason they chose Bauer. Manager Terry Francona and President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said they think there is a good player in Ballnet waiting to rise.
Is management still trying to make the 2018 Winter Conference deal that brought Bauers from Tampa Bay to Cleveland looks good? Maybe. Yandy Diaz has become a radiant person, even a vulnerable person. But this is an organization built on patience. How many chances did they give Carlos Carrasco to become a legitimate front-line starter?
The match between Bauers and Bradley is the main spring match. When Bowers finally found out that the job was him, he realized how exhausting the job was.
He said: “After they told me that day, I was very tired.” “I feel like I need a nap.”
He is not joking. A few hours after being told to become the club, Bauers was an excellent guard first baseman and made two mistakes in the game against the Rockies. He took a while to relax. In the last two exhibition games, he collected his first RBI and camp home runs.
Bowles said: “In my club, my teammates and I can’t feel better physically or mentally.” “I feel like I’m in a very good position. The whole team is in a very good position. I Knowing that we are all excited to achieve this goal.”
Bauers did not start in Thursday’s opener because right-hander Yu Chang first played against Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd. He defeated Chang by 2 strokes in the sixth inning and bounced to the shortstop to end the game.
Options may distract the player. A player has scored three points in his career, or he is on the 40-man roster. One option can last for a year, which means you can bounce between major league and underage players, the number of times depends on the organization’s needs in these three seasons. When the third option expires, some participants will be happy, and the organization must decide to keep them or let them go. Others feel uneasy.
Bowles said: “It’s easy to get into trouble.” “It’s easy to think of. But the more difficult task to do is to maintain today’s attention, which is what I’m trying to do. …if you just focus Regarding the daily (entering the stadium) things, then everything else will take care of myself. In the final analysis, this is something I have zero control over.
“My only goal at the moment is to help the Cleveland Indians win baseball games. I hope to help the Cleveland Indians win many baseball games in the next 5-6 years. No matter what.”
Bowles hit .226 (372 of 84) with 12 homers and 43 RBIs in 2019. In the first four months of the season, he played almost every day. On August 1, the Indian acquired Yasiel Puig from Cincinnati and Francil Reyes from San Diego in the Trevor Bauer deal, and he was sent to AAA Columbus.
Last year, Bauers did not appear in major leagues. He spent the entire season at the team’s alternate location in Eastlake Classic Park.
In terms of batting, he is a tinker. If it doesn’t feel right, he can make changes here or there. Francona’s message to him this spring is that when things don’t go well, he will stick to it. Keep using the program.
If Bauers is looking for a good start, then he has come to the right place. On June 14, 2019, when he played 4 to 5 against four RBIs in Comerica Park, he collected the ninth cycle in team history.
Bowers said before Thursday’s opener: “We’re just talking about this issue at BP.” “Good memory. There is no doubt that I want to do more here.”
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