The EHC Podcast is proud to introduce to you an intense battle at shortstop for your Cleveland Indians! Okay, that’s all a lie. This podcast is simply Jim Pete and Mike Hattery finding different and strange ways to say amazing things about Francisco Lindor, who at 22, is already creating a “once-in-a-generation” legacy, if all things remain equal.
We talk Indians depth in the organization, with Jose Ramirez, Yu-Cheng Chang, Willie Castro and Ivan Castillo, and ponder Omar Vizquel’s Hall of Fame run, vs. Lindor’s already two stout seasons.
1:45–Mike continues his ongoing rally to force Great Lakes Brewing to keep Conway’s Irish Ale on the docket year round, and equally tries to find a friend to have a burger with.
3:00–Erik Gonzalez…the Defender of the Universe
5:15–Can we talk about Francisco Lindor as a generational player, THE superstar of this winning era for the Indians yet?
10:35–Mike begins to amp up for an Omar Vizquel Hall of Fame fight…Jim doesn’t bite…
11:42–Is Lindor already better than Omar Vizquel?
14:25–Lindor–is he the Indians version of Derek Jeter (and..the commencement of the ridiculous comps)
16:30–Improve power should push Lindor over the 7+ WAR ceiling
18:00–Lindor seems to fix his weaknesses, which ultimately enhances the rest of his game…and…he has a sweet jumper.
20:00–Yu-Cheng Chang…and what’s so special?
21:30–Chang is undervalued, Willie Castro, and Ivan Castillo
22:47–The Indians just sorta get the middle infield, and have for awhile
23:10–Does Chang profile to the corners in the infield and the outfield?
23:40–The flex-player as a market inefficiency
24:10–The Ben Zobrist model, and how the Indians and Terry Francona are set to take advantage
25:50–Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame…it just won’t go away..
26:40–Let’s Argue…whining and moaning…and how Jeff Nomina recently had his ass handed to him (Mike paid me to say that)