Blue Jays Series Preview: Jays Looking to Rock the Indians

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Apr 28, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher

Cody Allen

(37) pitches during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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Michael “Dr. Smooth” Brantley came into his own last year finishing 3rd in MVP voting and hitting .327 with only 56 Ks in 676 plate appearances. He’ll be a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate for year to come. For Blue Jays fans there is Mr. Scrabble himself Marc Rzepczynski…just for the nostalgia of him being a Jay for a while…his 6.75 ERA says it might be good we let him go.

So who else do I find intriguing? Cody Allen.

He has had a horrible start to the season with a .406 BAA and an ERA over 11,but he came into his own last year and owned the closer role. He is a key cog in the pitching machine that is the Tribe and if he rights himself it will help settle down the bullpen issues and hopefully will help things run more smoothly.