Each November, Major League Baseball teams are faced with the difficult task of protecting certain players from the consequences of the Rule 5 draft. On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians were one of the first teams to announce their protected players. In total, the Indians are protecting five prized minor leagues by adding them to their
Today should be a good day at WFNY, folks. We’ve got some of the new kids and infrequent writers in charge with Craig on vacation and Scott on a work trip. Hope you can put up with us for the day. Assorted Cavs-Spurs thoughts: The Cavs, a currently mediocre team, lost by two points to
Giovany Urshela was one of the surprise prospects in the Cleveland Indians organization in 2014. The third baseman appeared to have an outside shot for a possible major league roster spot next season. But an injured knee in the Venezuelan Winter League could cast that in serious doubt. Urshela, a 23-year-old native of Colombia, injured
Do you remember Duron Carter? The son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who had that very brief stint of his own at Ohio State? Well, Carter has emerged as a star in the Canadian Football League and has suddenly attracted the interest of several NFL teams. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on the
While the Cleveland Browns lost the game on Sunday, they also suffered several major injuries on defense. One of the most notable losses was linebacker Karlos Dansby, who left the game early with a knee issue and whose long-term status remains unclear Dansby, 33, is one of the team’s emotional leaders and is the leading
The Minnesota Timerberwolves are reportedly discussing a trade of veteran wing Corey Brewer to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Houston Rockets. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the news on Sunday afternoon. Brewer, 28, is an odd piece on the 2-7 Wolves who are limping to a slow start without the contributions of point guard Ricky Rubio.
Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson and Houston Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney are among the notable players on the active list for Sunday’s game in Cleveland. After being sidelined most of the week with a concussion, Gipson is active and will start. The NFL’s leader with six interceptions, he suffered the concussion in last Thursday’s
Brian Hoyer’s contract situation remains up in the air. And with that long-term uncertainty, rumors will continue to fly in every possible direction. There had been some talk that last Thursday’s game against the Bengals was a “referendum” game for the 29-year-old veteran out of Michigan State. In return, he had one of his best
Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber had an absolutely tremendous year. It was one of the best pitching seasons in franchise history. And just by a nose, he defeated Seattle star Felix Hernandez to win the American League Cy Young award. The honor is the third given to an Indians pitcher in just eight seasons. C.C.
WFNY’s Andrew Schnitkey already wrote the Behind the Box Score for Monday’s 118-111 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. But I thought I’d chime in this morning with a few additional stats notes on just how impressive the Cleveland Cavaliers offense was last night. The Cavs had a 128.0 offensive rating, per NBA.com/stats For context,
After a week on the road, the Cleveland Cavaliers return home tonight to face one of the most-discussed sleeper teams in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans. With Saturday’s road upset of the Spurs, Anthony Davis’ squad proved they’ll be a disruptive force this season. While being back home is nice, the style difference will
The Cleveland Indians have won 92 and 85 games the last two seasons. I don’t think I’ve seen enough recognizing them for that very difficult accomplishment. And I have no idea where the franchise would be today without the insane development of two stars. Entering this season, Michael Brantley was a mostly mediocre outfielder. I
With Matthew Dellavedova’s injury, David Blatt has gone to a slight shift in his starting lineup before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ fourth game of the season. As Andre Knott first reported before Wednesday night’s game in Utah, veteran Shawn Marion will be sliding into the starting five in place of guard Dion Waiters. Later, Jason Lloyd
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The Cavaliers and young forward Tristan Thompson failed to agree to terms on a contract extension by Friday’s midnight deadline. Thompson, 24, will become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season. Reports circulated steadily via Fox Sports’ Sam Amico, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Chris Haynes. Via Amico,
It’s almost here. Next Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the much-hyped 2014-15 NBA regular season with LeBron James back in wine and gold. The preseason is now over. The real games begin soon. It’s a pretty surreal time to be a fan of Northeast Ohio professional basketball. It’s perhaps even more surreal to be amid
Soon-to-be five-time MVP?
Can I get emotional for a moment? At WFNY and around the webs, I’m often known as the nerdy sports analytics guy from Cleveland with a penchant for rambling about objectivity. Rabble rabble rabble stats. But today, I want to share some really positive vibes and feelings about my fellow Cleveland sports fan. Yesterday was
Amid a busy weekend in NBA salary news, the Denver Nuggets snuck in a late-night surprise on Sunday. They reached agreement with 2011 draft pick Kenneth Faried on a five-year $60 million extension. No news is complete without some degree of uncertainty. And many have brought up how the deal, first reported by Yahoo! Sports’