Indians’ Lefty Looks To Make Triumphant Return To Team In 2008 Saw this on Buster Olney’s ESPN.com blog this morning, and thought I’d pass it along. Basically, Sowers talks about having to deal with disappointment and frustration for the first time in his young career. I respect the approach he’s taking to his demotion last
Indians Holding Back On Years For Sabathia Sometimes the writing on the wall is so obvious, it hurts. The writing on this wall was so bright it served as a blinding beacon. For the past year, I have been telling anyone who would listen that the main factor that is going to prevent CC Sabathia
Peralta To Stay At Shortstop I talked a little earlier this week about some of the changes I thought we could expect to see in the 2008 version of the Tribe. Yesterday, Mark Shapiro spoke to the press about some of those changes. He pretty much talked about all the main points that I mentioned,
What Have We Done To Deserve This Misery? We had it. Story of our lives. Up 3 games to 1, with our ace, the likely Cy Young award winner, pitching at home to send us back to the World Series…this time with home field advantage…this time playing a team we would have been favored to
ALCS Game 6 Saturday, October 20, 2007 Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts Fausto Carmona vs Curt Schilling 8:00 PM EST I’m not going to break this thing down with any kind of statistical analysis or anything like that. Mostly, because none of it really matters at this point. All that matters is which pitcher steps
I’ve Got Your Perspective Right Here… The Plain Dealer’s Bill Livingston wrote a nice piece this week about Paul Byrd and his reaction to Eric Wedge’s confidence in him. The article talks a little bit about how and why Byrd developed his old school windup style. It also talks about Byrd’s fearless approach to facing
Progressive Field To Open In 2008 Ok, so it’s still the same beautiful structure. But in what I can only describe as a tragically sad decision, the Cleveland Indians have sold the naming rights to Jacob’s Field to Progressive Insurance. In 2008, the Indians will play their games in….gulp….Progressive Field. Hoynsie has the story in
Indians’ Reliever Talks All Things Christmas (Including Mariah Carey) In case you missed it, the Cleveland Indians’ website featured a brief yet entertaining Q and A session with relief pitcher Jensen Lewis this week, in which he discussed his favorite Christmas artifacts. Some of the highlights included Jensen professing his love for the greatest Christmas
But Who Is Going To Pay Him? Today, there is going to most likely be a lot hysteria over the release of the Mitchell Report. As for me, I honestly couldn’t care much less about the whole steroid thing. I don’t feel like talking about it. So I decided instead to focus on the Indians’
What Do All These Numbers Really Mean? One of the things that my Statistics professor at Ohio State always used to tell us has always really stuck with me. He always had this saying, “Beware of statistics, because once an individual has become aware of how to properly manipulate numbers, he can use them in
My grandfather passed away today. I debated back and forth as to whether I wanted to write this post. It initially felt like a hollow gesture. But the more I sat here, the more I felt that it was something I wanted to write. After all, isn’t that what blogs are all about….expressing our feelings
2008 Brings New Alternative Uniforms Even if the Tribe fields almost the same team in ’08, they will still look different, yet familiar, on the field. The Indians unveiled their new alternative uniforms for 2008, as they have dropped the old vest look and have moved to a retro, throw-back style uniform. Call me crazy,
C.C. Sabathia Takes Home AL’s Top Pitcher Award Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia has won the American League Cy Young Award. The Cy Young marks the third major award taken home by the Tribe this offseason, following the Executive of the Year Award (Mark Shapiro) and the American League Gold Glove Award (Grady Sizemore).
Grady Sizemore Collects Gold Glove Award In a somewhat surprising result, Cleveland Indians’ centerfielder Grady Sizemore has won a Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player at each position, as voted on by managers and coaches for each team. The other 2 outfield Gold Gloves in the American League
Mark Shapiro Wins Executive Of The Year Again For the second time in three years, Cleveland Indians Geneal Manager Mark Shapiro has been named Sporting News Executive Of The Year. In a vote amongst his peers, Shapiro received 13 of 47 votes. Second place went to Colorado Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, who received 11 votes.
Assistant GM Chris Antonetti To Stay With Club For the past few years, the Indians’ roster has gone through a lot of changes. The outfield in particular has been a revolving door, Casey Blake has played every position practically except for pitcher and catcher, we’ve seen 3B go from Boone to Marte to Blake, we’ve