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A Look At The Tribe’s Bullpen

Last season, the Indians’ bullpen was one of the team’s greatest assets and, despite having no real high profile names, it was one of the best bullpens in all of baseball. The pen’s 3.12 ERA ranked 7th in all of baseball, as did their 504 strikeouts. It was also one of the most used bullpens in baseball. At 513.1 innings pitched, the squad had the 5th most innings pitched among...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Francona's approach keep Indians among better bullpens in majors?

Cody Allen finished ninth in the American League in saves last season as he converted all but four of his 28 save opportunities. Yet, when asked if Allen is his closer, Indians manager Terry Francona might rather opt for a root canal than saying that. Just like Francona refuses to officially name a closer, there isn't a designated "long or middle reliever". In an age when bullpens...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #82: Cody Allen | RP | CLE

Cody Allen entered the 2014 season as a setup man for the shaky incumbent John Axford, whose face is usually adorned with an excellent mustache. Unfortunately for Axford the only strong point to his game was his mustache, and in late May he lost his job to the 25-year-old Allen. Allen now enters 2015 as the closer for an Indians club that expects to make some noise in the AL Central...
Via Baseball Professor
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 20, 1988

Cleveland Indians reliever Cody Allen is born in Orlando, Florida. The Indians’ 23rd round pick in the 2011 amateur draft debuted just one year, one month, and five days after signing with the club after skyrocketing through the minor league system. After earning a 3.72 ERA in 27 games in his debut year of 2012, he improved to 6-1 with a 2.43 ERA in 77 games in 2013. Last season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each one and often, when they do make it to the Majors, as Kyle...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Now the Time to Extend Cody Allen?

Last offseason, the Cleveland Indians made it clear their intent to lock up the young talent on the team. The moves, which inked left fielder Michael Brantley, catcher Yan Gomes, and second baseman Jason Kipnis to contract extensions that bought out several years of salary arbitration, secured three pieces of the Tribe’s future at club-friendly rates. So far this offseason, the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cody Allen taking hold of the Closer role

The closer role in the bullpen has always been a bit of a flux situation for the Cleveland Indians. From the days of Bob Wickman, to Joe Borowski and Chris Perez, the closer’s role in Cleveland has always been a rather interesting situation. The guys that give you a heart attack just to close out a ballgame. And then there are the guys that blow ballgames. The Indians have used...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Allen bounces back after tough outings

CLEVELAND -- After struggling in his last two outings, Cody Allen bounced back with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Detroit. Allen had allowed four earned runs in his previous two appearances. He gave up three runs against Oakland last Sunday and then allowed a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez in the ninth inning on Monday against Detroit. On Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Succeeds in Any Role He’s Given

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crockett could see Cody Allen-like rise to Cleveland in 2014

Right-hander Cody Allen was drafted in 2011, travelled through four different minor league stops in that same year, and half way through the 2012 season he was called up to the big leagues. He hasn't looked back since and has become one of the Indians primary weapons out of the bullpen. Left-hander Kyle Crockett could very well be on the same path. Crockett, 22, was selected in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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