Lack of offense ruins feeling potential double dip sweep

Zach Walters

See, this is what .500 baseball teams do. Win four. Lose four. Win three, lose a game you shouldn’t lose. Wash, rinse, repeat. Your Cleveland Indians spent eight hours proving they are what they are yesterday at Progressive Field against one baseball’s worst teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tribe is like a hack golfer who

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Indians 6, Diamondbacks 1: Kluber shuts down snakes

Corey Kluber

The worst bit going in Tribe circles heading into last night was the “what’s wrong with Corey Kluber” question. The answer: absolutely nothing. So he hadn’t won a game in the month of June. So what? By now you should all know how meaningless the win statistic is. Sure, Kluber was absolutely dominant in May,

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MLB News: Charles Nagy returns to Indians in staff position

charles nagy

Fan favorite and three-time All-Star Charles Nagy has joined the Cleveland Indians organization in a yet-to-be-defined staff position. The 47-year-old won 129 games in 13 seasons with the Tribe. He last pitched professionally in 2003. The Akron Beacon Journal’s Stephanie Storm first reported the news over at the TribeFest event at Progressive Field today. The

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MLB News: Indians land outfielder Jason Kubel in trade with Arizona

(Update 10 a.m.: While no official announcement has been made, the Indians have reportedly landed Kubel for a Player to be Named Later. The Diamondbacks will help pay for the bulk of the money owed to Kubel.) — It’s no secret that the Indians have struggled offensively over the last month-plus. It looks like, at

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #9 The Trade of Shin-Soo Choo

Shin Soo Choo

2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10

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Trevor Bauer, and the Indians’ starting pitching outlook

trevor bauer

Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with

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Antonetti pulls off a coup for Choo

Trevor Bauer

To quote the great Nick Gilbert…. “What’s Not To Love?” I have killed Chris Antonetti time and time again for his head scratching roster decisions, but none of those will be mentioned in this piece. I am here to stand up, clap, and give the much maligned Tribe GM his proper due. Throughout this offseason,

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Diamondbacks 6 Indians 4: Arizona Takes Down The Mafia

It was bound to happen at some point. The Tribe relievers, dubbed “The Bullpen Mafia,” have been as close to perfect as you can get this season. The blown games have come few and far between for this group. No matter the situation, they always seem to get the job done. During last night’s 6-4

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Cactus League: Indians Lose Big to D-Backs 15-9

Diamondbacks 15,  Indians 9 (box score) The good news is that the Indians scored nine runs yesterday.  The bad news?  They gave up 15.  I pay about as much attention to the box scores of spring training as I do to off-season rumors about starting quarterbacks who might be traded.  Still, you can’t ignore all the

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