Mastny up, Aubrey down

The Indians sent Tom Mastny down to Triple-A Buffalo last month because he wasn’t getting any work in their bullpen. Today, he’s coming back, after allowing just one earned run over his last nine innings for the Bisons.

First baseman Michael Aubrey has been sent back to Buffalo after batting .185 (5-for-27) with two homers and two RBIs in nine games up here. He started out hot with two homers in his first two starts and started to steal at-bats from Ryan Garko, but Aubrey quickly cooled.

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I’m sure there will be some who will complain about sending Aubrey down simply because he didn’t get THAT many opportunities, but I think, given Garko’s track record from last year, we need to give him some consistency in the line-up.

I sometimes wonder if the multiple line-ups might not be just as bad as leaving it alone.

I’m also sure there will be complaints about not calling Rick Bauer up, but I stand by my theory that they want him to focus on being a closer, a spot he’d get no opportunities in if he were called up. On the flip side, though, I’d be surprised if they don’t finally call him up by mid-season.

Sowers’ numbers from yesterday were great and Baltimore and Colorado continue to lose…I’d love to see a trade made soon…

Ill tell you what, i couldnt agree more with what you said about the multiple line ups being more of hurt than just leaving it alone. Ive thought a few times how hard it would be as a hitter/player to not have a sense of consistancy therefore making it seemingly difficult to become comfortable in your role. I just heard espnradio make the claim that wedge has had 49 different takes on the lineup this year so far. Seems a little high.

And to back Aubrey up a bit. I saw this guy as a straight hitter. It seemed he had a tough break with most of his shots hitting leather instead of grass. But the guy could tag the ball. In 27 at bats, he had 3 strikeouts. A K in every 9 at bats. In comparison, over the same span Asdrubal in 21 at bats struck out 6 times. Roughly a strike out every 3 at bats. And if your wanting to play the “great glove” card keeps Asdrubal here, I think we can all vouch that Aubrey was no slouch with the glove. And Im aware that there having issues with overload at first, but stick him in the freaking DH spot. I just dont get the decisions sometime.

IT SHOULD READ BARFIELD UP AND CABRERA DOWN !!!!! COME ON .186 WITH 35 KS …. GOLD GLOVE D STILL HAS TO HIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I am getting sick of seeing these little tweakings of the bullpen. Get some runs and let the pitchers relax.
I agree with above, how much longer do we have to watch Cabrera, Garko, Peralta, Delucci waving at the ball.

It’s not frustrating anymore, it’s pathetic.
For one, Aubrey looked like a first baseman, slick around the bag – let’s go with him. Get Barfield up here. Marte to third. I can live with the errors these guys might make vs. being driven to boredom watching these games.

Still cant figure out why they keep Bauer off the big club! He has big league exp. and his numbers are great , lets not forget he can do short long and setup relief besides his new talents as a closer.

Barfield has 46 K’s in Buffalo, so the argument that he’d strikeout less than Cabrera is a bad one.

Also, the general belief is that a guy getting the call up with see his average from Buffalo drop. Barfield’s only hitting .266 down there.

On the other hand, he’s started hitting better in the last week, so if he keeps it up it should be interesting.

But calling for Barfield as if he’ll be any kind of a solution is like thinking Choo will save our offense. A .266 hitter from AAA is NOT going make a difference.

NO ONE HITTER IS GOING TO WIN THE 70 MORE GAMES THE TRIBE NEEDS TO WIN , HOWEVER WE HAVE ALL SEEN WHAT THROWING THE SAME NAMES IN A HAT EVERY NIGHT WILL DO !!!! BARFIELD AND CHOO CAN’T HURT !

Please speak up. I can’t hear you.

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