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Hey, Hoynsie: So the Indians get the infamous player to be named later for Jake Bauers. Every now and then this person actually turns into a reliable pro. Who is the most recent player-to-be-named-later that you can find for the Indians or otherwise who has been a success? — CD Leach.
Hey, CD: That’s an easy one. Michael Brantley turned out to be the player to be named from Milwaukee in the CC Sabathia deal. He turned into a All-Star-caliber outfielder who is still putting up good numbers for the Astros.
Hey, Hoynsie: Who primarily calls the pitches. . .the pitcher or catcher? TV and radio crews blame the pitcher for throwing too many of a certain type of pitch that’s not working. Have you ever heard the catcher blamed or praised for the right/wrong pitch being thrown? — Toma Barac, Akron
Hey, Toma: I hear plenty of praise for Indians catchers after almost every game. Roberto Perez, Austin Hedges and Rene Rivera have drawn high praise from the pitching staff. Rarely, if ever, have I heard a pitcher blame a catcher for calling a bad pitch because the pitcher has the final say. He knows if he can’t throw a pitch with…