C-Cap Recap: Two Nothin’s Is Nothin’

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Terry Francona’s ever-present windbreaker may as well be an invisibility cloak considering how little criticism he’s getting for the plodding parade of mediocrity that is the 2015 Cleveland Indians. I’m not saying he really deserves any blame, mind you. But after a potentially spirit-breaking series sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles this weekend

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Next Up: Indians vs. Orioles at Camden Yards

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Beautiful Camden Yards changed everything, and a fair share of the credit for that goes to Janet Marie Smith. Who is she, you might ask. To properly answer that, we must first look back at what came before the Orioles played in the shadow of the B&O Warehouse near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Baltimore’s history with

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Next Up: Indians vs. Orioles back at home

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The Indians are back in Cleveland after an excellent road trip during which they won three of four against the Seattle Mariners and two of three against the Kansas City Royals. The series win against the Royals was the first home series loss for the Royals this season. The Indians have impressively won four of

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Indians showing interest in outfielder Nolan Reimold

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The Cleveland Indians have a pretty crowded outfield picture entering the 2015 season. But rumors circulated at the end of last week about their interest in yet another guy to add to the organizational depth. MASN’s Rich Kubatko tweeted on Friday that Cleveland is interested in signing free agent outfielder Nolan Reimold, the former long-time

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A Ubaldo Reunion?

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Would Ubaldo JImenez in an Indians uniform again frighten you?

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Dominant starting pitching, slumbering bats, and Ubaldo being Ubaldo

Carlos Carrasco

This weekend series was once again another example of what this 2014 Cleveland Indians team is all about. The AL East leading Baltimore Orioles came to town with the biggest margin of any division top dog in baseball. Their offense is beastly, with power up and down the lineup. So naturally the story of the

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Ubaldo Jimenez deal simply made more sense for Orioles

No player in Cleveland had a bigger turn-around than Ubaldo

Within the context of MLB free agency, four years and $48 million sounds about right for 30-year-old Ubaldo Jimenez. Within the context of MLB economics, it probably just was a more palatable deal for the Baltimore Orioles than the Cleveland Indians. You see, even though the Orioles had to sacrifice the No. 17 overall pick1,

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MLB Rumor: Indians interested in free agent Wilson Betemit

The Cleveland Indians are among teams showing interest in free agent third baseman Wilson Betemit, who played most recently with the Baltimore Orioles. Comcast Sportsnet Baltimore’s Rich Dubroff reports the Indians and Atlanta Braves are interested in the 32-year-old versatile infielder. All offseason, the Indians have been involved in a variety of rumors and news

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MLB News: Indians DFA Tyler Cloyd; Baltimore claims Cord Phelps

The Cleveland Indians designated pitcher Tyler Cloyd for assignment today and the Baltimore Orioles announced that they have claimed former Indians infielder Cord Phelps. Cloyd, 26, hast not pitched in the Indians organization. He was oddly claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies organization just before the AL Wild Card game on Oct. 3. The

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What are the Cleveland Indians’ odds to win the 2014 World Series

Now that Boston wrapped up the 2013 World Series, it’s time to talk about the Tribe and their chances in the new year. The Cleveland Indians made the playoffs this season, of course, but Vegas apparently isn’t super confident in the Tribe’s ability to repeat that feat and win the whole thing on top of

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The Diff: Reviewing stats on the surprising 2013 Indians

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote on the varying playoff odds formulations. This week, I’m revisiting many of my stats comments about the Tribe in 2013. Today is Sept. 25 and the Cleveland Indians

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The Diff: Looking at the Indians’ thriving playoff odds

The Diff

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about Chip Kelly’s arrival in the NFL. This week, I’m dissecting MLB playoff odds for the red-hot Indians. It’s no surprise now to Indians fans that the Tribe

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The Boots: Expressing hope for the Indians’ playoff chase

In my usual half-rapid fire, half-prose form, I’m back with another edition of The Boots. For those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending sports topics. Today, I’m all about Indians optimism. Boot Up: Wild Card odds – With a record 11th straight win over the

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22 to go: Analyzing the Indians’ still-remaining Wild Card hopes

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“Team Streak”, the apropos nickname for the 2013 Cleveland Indians, has managed to keep staying alive in the playoff race, somehow and someway. After a third straight victory, this time an 8-1 win over the New York Mets, the 75-65 Tribe is now only two games out of an AL Wild Card spot. Their playoff

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Indians 6, Orioles 4: The Yanimal and a chicken help Tribe in key win

Heading into last night’s all important rubber match with the Baltimore Orioles, the Tribe knew they needed to get some mojo behind them for this stretch run. The brutal nine-game stretch with Atlanta, Detroit, and those Orioles was coming to an end and things didn’t go exactly as planned. They were swept in Atlanta, then

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Orioles 7, Indians 2: A loss bigger than the game

The Indians lost more than a game yesterday. They may have loss their number one starter for the rest of the season. They aren’t saying it now, but the “strained rib cage” is a usual sign of an oblique injury, which we have seen many times before from Tribe pitchers and if this is the

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Orioles 6 Indians 3: “Bad” Masterson’s seventh turns a W into an L

Justin Masterson

In the series opener, the Indians were being completely baffled by Baltimore’s Zach Britton for five innings where they looked as if they would never score. A night later, Cleveland’s Justin Masterson was just as good for six. Retiring the first 12 he faced, the Tribe’s ace looked like he was in this one for

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Indians 5, Orioles 2: So Smooth…..

Last night in Baltimore the Indians played a game that made you proud to root for this team. Watching them battle, execute, and eventually win this one was another example of why this particular group can be easy to love. Sure, for the first five innings you probably didn’t feel this way and I can

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Video: One of Kenny Lofton’s greatest games

I was reading on Twitter this morning that it is Kenny Lofton’s birthday. That led me to go to YouTube to see if I could find the highlights for one particular game. I found it. Kenny had four hits, five steals and hit the walk-off homer to win the game in extra innings against the

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The Indians’ offseason hunt for a veteran starting pitcher

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The Scott Kazmir signing was nice and all, but it’s not going to be it for the Cleveland Indians in the starting pitching market. All offseason, the Tribe’s front office has expressed its desire to sign one more free agent starter: a veteran that could provide some more depth to the rotation. Entering 2013, the

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