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As much attention as the Tribe's starting pitching prospects get, Atkins is just as excited about...

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As much attention as the Tribe's starting pitching prospects get, Atkins is just as excited about the potential of the team's relief prospects -- guys like Stowell and Pestano, as well as Josh Judy and Zach Putnam. In fact, having so many talented young relievers made it difficult for the Indians to add bullpen depth with Minor League free agents. Said Atkins, "That's a deep crew. It's unusual that selling jobs to Minor League free agents, we had no jobs to sell. They could do the quick math and they could see, 'Where do I go if I end up in Triple-A?'" Atkins cited the signing of Doug Mathis, for example. He said Mathis was told he'd be competing for a spot in the Major League bullpen. But, if he didn't make the cut, it wasn't guaranteed that there would be room in the Triple-A bullpen. Talk about a good problem to have.

Bastian, in his latest blog. The whole quote roundup is good, touching on roles for White, Kipnis, and Phelps, as well as the timeline for Pomeranz. Also, you can read about another disgusting food option at Canal Park in Akron, the "Nice 2 Meat You Burger". Wonder if Michael Symon, who spoke with the minor leaguers, weighed in on that.
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