Adios Cabbie, it was fun … until it wasn’t

Asrdubal Cabrera

Back in 2006, the Indians had the bright idea of a first base platoon of Ben Broussard and the 36-year old right-handed free agent signee Eduardo Perez. All credit to the great Anthony Castrovince, now of MLB.com and formerly at Indians.com, who came up with perhaps the greatest nickname in baseball platoon history: Benuardo. The

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Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington for Zach Walters

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After yesterday’s unloading of Justin Masterson, this can’t be much of a surprise: The Indians have traded long-time shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals. In return, the Indians reportedly will receive 24-year-old infielder Zach Walters. He was Washington’s ninth-rounder in the 2010 draft. In 223 games for Triple-A Syracuse, he has a .262/.304/.516 line

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Mariners 5, Indians 2: Tribe slide continues, the time to sell may be upon us

The non-waiver trade deadline is just a day away and the Cleveland Indians are what their record says they are. After Tuesday night’s 5-2 home loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Wahoos are 52-54, two games below .500. Just five games out of the second Wild Card spot, yes, but there are now four teams in

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Santana streaking, rotation turning, and opportunities blown

Carlos Santana

The Indians couldn’t have picked a worse week to wet themselves. I’ve said this before and I will say it again: The only consistent thing about this team is their inconsistency. Just when you want to believe after they take three of four in Detroit, they come out and lose two of three to the

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The Indians at the break: The Bad

Justin Masterson

47-47. .500. The middle. Average. Not great, but not bad. This is what our Cleveland Indians are as we sit here at the All-Star break. Heading into the season, Terry Francona’s group had to deal with something that was not on the docket a year before; heightened expectations. Coming off of a 92-win, Wild Card

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The return of LeBron James plus Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-07

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As I said in the podcast, I have a new album coming out this week. My band name is The Company Line and the album is called “Losing My Voice.” It’s available right now for pre-order on Amazon. It’s supposed to be on iTunes and Spotify as well. Please search it out. Please listen to

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Dr. Smooth: All Star; #VoteKluber, and gauging the trade values of Masterson and Cabrera

Corey Kluber

These are interesting times for our Wahoos. While most of you were on LeBron and Dan Gilbert Plane Watch or worrying about Johnny Manziel’s July 4th in Las Vegas, your local nine was taking two of three from the Kansas City Royals down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Big crowds came out Friday

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Angels 9, Indians 3: Trout turns Tribe into dogs at Puppypalooza

This just in: Mike Trout is good at baseball. “There’s a lot to like about Trout,” said manager Terry Francona said with a smile. “I actually think for his sake they should rest him on Wednesday. He’s got a chance to be a pretty good player. You don’t want to tire him out.” Sometimes you

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Indians 4, Angels 3: The Bauer & Carrasco show

Carlos Carrasco

Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco deserve equal billing at the top. What they did last night on a hazy summer evening at Progressive Field can be described in one word: gritty. Two of the four guys who battled for the fifth starter job in Goodyear in March combined to shutdown the dangerous Los Angeles Angels

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Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Papi & Lester stymie Wahoos for third straight loss

MIchael Brantley

This wasn’t another one that got away, but the Indians once again shot themselves in the foot defensively which directly affected the 5-2 loss in Boston on Thursday night. During their 9-1 hot streak, the gloves weren’t a hot topic of conversation, despite the fact that they led the league in errors and unearned runs. But

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Royals 9, Indians 5: Poor defense returns as Tribe drops opener in KC

During the Cleveland Indians’ previous 10 games—where they won nine of them—one usual complaint when quiet: The poor defense. They floundered to start the season, while averaging an error per game and leading the American League in unearned runs. But in the midst of the recent hot streak, the defense tightened up. It reminded me

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Indians 17, Rangers 7: Chisenhall delivers a performance for the ages

Lonnie Chisenhall

Last April, after a third consecutive awful start, I famously called for the Indians to cut the cord on the Ubaldo Jimenez experience. Pretty much from that point forward, Ubaldo turned back into the pitcher the Indians had hoped they traded for at the deadline in 2011. On April 2nd of this year, I wondered aloud if

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Indians 7, Red Sox 4: Breaking out the brooms at 2 AM

$1 hot dogs. Michael Bourn Bobbleheads. Johnny Freaking Manziel (and Justin Gilbert too!). Two hour and 28 minute rain delay. Bunting. Strikeouts. Leads. Preening Papi. Comebacks. Replays. Carlos Freaking Carrasco. More bunting. Edward Freaking Mujica. Walk off homer at 2:02 AM. What did I miss? The details, my friends….the details. How about your Cleveland Indians,

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Indians 8, Orioles 7: Wahoos win another marathon

These last two games may have taken two years off of my life. The Cleveland Indians, who can resemble the Bad News Bears at times, have come back from the dead with a vengeance. They improbable sweep of the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field may have kicked started their season, which looked all but dead

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Indians 11, Tigers 10: The sweep that came via…The Balk-Off?

Just when you think this team is out…They suck you right back in. The 2013 Cleveland Indians were dubbed “team streak” at times. Nobody could be colder and then immediately rattle off seven in a row the way they did. Let us not forget that Wahoos had to win 10 straight to close out the

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Indians 6, Tigers 2: Bauer outshines Verlander as offense delivers

On paper, this one seemed like a mismatch. But as a wise man once said “that’s why they play the games.” Coming off the series opening win a night earlier, the Indians turned to rookie Trevor Bauer to take his first trek through the rotation as a regular. On the other side was Detroit’s Justin

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Indians 15, Blue Jays 4 : It’s alive…ALIVE!

Every once and a while, the scuffling Cleveland Indians offense awakens with a big game as they did two Friday’s ago when the battered the White Sox around in a 12-5 win at Progressive Field. Then they came crashing back to earth with five runs in the next three games. But on that night, it

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Axford axed, Tito’s affinity for the bunt, and Cabbie’s revenge

It was just another ho-hum weekend series in Tampa. Your Cleveland Indians may have finally turned the corner after taking two straight series from division foes in Chicago and Minnesota. Two poor outings from the closer turned a potential 7-0 homestand into 5-2. Still the Indians looked to have possibly righted the ship. The starting

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Indians 9, Twins 4: Asdrubal explodes as Tribe takes third straight

See, this is why Terry Francona is the manager and I just sit here and write about the Indians. For weeks I have watched Asdrubal Cabrera flounder at the plate, looking seemingly worse and worse each day. Then the next day, his name is right there in the lineup card. Riding in the middle of

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