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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Catcher Jeremy Carter (6/5/8/6/5 Ratings) was signed this week by the Indy Grasshoppers organization. Carter has some power in hisb at and last season hit 16 home runs at the plate. The team has announced the demotion of Juan Garza (5/6/6/6/7 Ratings, .050/.108/.100, 1 HR, 5 RBI) who will report to AAA to refine his skills. Carter’s deal is a year deal worth $2,400,000.

The team also announced the signing of pitcher Jose Rivera (6/8/6 Ratings). Rivera, aged 33, has spent many years in the BBA, starting 267 of them over the past 10 years. He didn’t find a deal out of free agency right away, but it seems Indy has swooped in to give him an opportunity.

Rivera went 9-4 in 23 starts last season for California, compiling a 3.44 ERA over 157 innings pitched and a 1.9 WAR. Good enough numbers to give him a shot one would think. Rivera signed a 1 year deal worth $3,000,000 and it appears for the time being that the team plans to utilize him in a long relief/emergency starting pitcher role as the rotation is being kept intact for the time being.


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Catcher Jeremy Carter (6/5/8/6/5 Ratings) was signed this week by the Indy Grasshoppers organization. Carter has some power in hisb at and last season hit 16 home runs at the plate. The team has announced the demotion of Juan Garza (5/6/6/6/7 Ratings, .050/.108/.100, 1 HR, 5 RBI) who will report to AAA to refine his skills. Carter’s deal is a year deal worth $2,400,000.

The team also announced the signing of pitcher Jose Rivera (6/8/6 Ratings). Rivera, aged 33, has spent many years in the BBA, starting 267 of them over the past 10 years. He didn’t find a deal out of free agency right away, but it seems Indy has swooped in to give him an opportunity.

Rivera went 9-4 in 23 starts last season for California, compiling a 3.44 ERA over 157 innings pitched and a 1.9 WAR. Good enough numbers to give him a shot one would think. Rivera signed a 1 year deal worth $3,000,000 and it appears for the time being that the team plans to utilize him in a long relief/emergency starting pitcher role as the rotation is being kept intact for the time being.


I was in on Carter to platoon vs LHP. Oh well, he never really liked Hawaii anyway.

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He will absolutely be starting against Lefties. I was surprised to see his decision today.


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I was considering Carter as well. After nabbing a couple of waiver wire guys, I didn't really have spot for him. Carter should be a really useful role player as long as you don't expect too much. Between Carter and Wagner, you should have top notch offensive platoon from behind the dish.

I really like all these signings. You have about 10-15 guys who could be hot commodities at the deadline. Some will pan out, some not. If you can trade 6-7 of those guys for prospects in July, then you restock you're farm. It will be interesting to look back 5 seasons from now at this strategy and California's(Spending $38 million on international players) and see which one worked out better. They are kind of the same theory, turning money into prospects, just in a far different way.

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More fodder for the heartland as baseball's best division


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