Revisiting Preseason Predictions for the 2013 Indians

Before every baseball season I like to make a bunch of predictions and fake prop bets about the upcoming year, and after each year ends, I like to circle back around and check on how I did. This is a somewhat excruciating exercise for at least two reasons.  First, I’m not very good at gambling,

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The Diff: Reviewing stats on the surprising 2013 Indians

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 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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Tribe Weekend Recap: Sloppy play somehow produces a key series win

Sloppy baseball doesn’t usually produce a winning weekend. Then again, you also don’t always have the luxury of playing a team devoid of offense who was already without its best player. They say it is better to be lucky than good and your Cleveland Indians most certainly would agree with that statement. They didn’t hit

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Update on Raburn, Myers, Kluber Injuries

Several updates on Cleveland Indians that have been out of action for varying periods of time were released this afternoon. First (and of the highest importance), outfielder Ryan Raburn has been out of action since Sunday with a right calf injury. Word came today, however, that he is also battling an Achilles’ issue in his

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Tribe’s Myers potentially nearing return

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Brett Myers could be nearing his return after the veteran recently completed a simulated game as a part of his rehabiltation process. Myers had missed the last several months after sustaining a right elbow injury. MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports that Myers is “antsy” about a potential activation, but the Tribe manager

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Cleveland Indians miss big on deals for Myers and Reynolds

Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti

The Cleveland Indians front office has to be nearly flawless to compete for the playoffs in any year. If you don’t believe that proposition, just ask the Moneyball A’s or Wall Street Rays, whose innovation and knack for value propelled them to long playoff runs. Entering 2013, the Tribe made major long-term investments on Nick

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Indians All-Star Break Review: The Starting Rotation

Corey Kluber

We have arrived at baseball’s All-Star break. The Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, a game and a half out of first place in the AL Central. It has been quite a ride since GM Chris Antonetti hired Terry Francona to manage this club. The shot had been fired – a change in culture was about to arrive

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The Diff: Building the Cleveland Indians’ 2014 rotation

The Diff

The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, The Diff covered a trio of topics related to Cleveland sports. This week, it’s time to focus on the Tribe’s starters. Entering 2013, the starting rotation was said to

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MLB News: Indians acquire John McDonald; place Brett Myers on 60-day DL

The seemingly unbelievable rumors from earlier today are actually true: The Cleveland Indians have re-acquired former infielder John McDonald from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team announced the trade in a tweet Monday evening before their 8 p.m. game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers. In exchange for McDonald, who was batting 2-for-31 on the season

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MLB News: Indians’ Brett Myers could be converted to relief pitcher

Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers could be converted into a reliever if his right elbow issues persist for much longer, writes Mark Emery at Indians.com. Myers was diagnosed in late April with tendonitis a mild UCL tear and suffered a setback when he felt renewed soreness last week after going four-plus innings in a rehab start

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What will we see next from mercurial Tribe rotation?

Entering the 2013 season, the consensus weakness of the Cleveland Indians roster was its starting rotation. While Chris Antonetti had gone out and significantly boosted the offense — throwing out four-year deals and making small moves for new bench guys — the starters remained mostly intact. And coming off the 2012 season, intact probably wasn’t

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Brett Myers not sharp in AA rehab start

Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers (8.02 ERA this season) started for the AA Akron Aeros last night on a rehab assignment. Myers was placed in the 15 day DL back on April 21st with an elbow strain. According to the Aeros’ game report, the start didn’t go as well as they had hoped- “Myers (0-1)

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Brett Myers sidelined for at least two weeks with tendonitis and elbow sprain

The Cleveland Indians announced today that SP Brett Myers has elbow tendonitis and a mild UCL sprain- RHP BRETT MYERS has been diagnosed w/R elbow tendonitis & mild UCL sprain.Will not throw for 2 weeks.Can resume throwing when symptom-free — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 22, 2013 The best case for the Indians? Myers is down

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Getting Healthy in Houston

The Indians were a reeling bunch heading to Houston this weekend. They had just been swept by the Boston Red Sox and were essentially dominated for three games on their home field. Thursday night’s loss was a microcosm of the series; it was one missed offensive opportunity after another. Hitting the road sometimes is a good thing,

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Brett Myers to DL, Kluber to Rotation, Nieve Called Up

It didn’t look good when the Indians sent starting pitcher Brett Myers to Cleveland after Friday night. That concern was confirmed when the Indians placed Myers on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon with a right forearm injury. Corey Kluber, last night’s winning pitcher with four solid innings of relief work to close out the

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MLB News: Brett Myers dealing with flexor tendinitis

Shortly following Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros, the Akron Beacon Journal‘s Sheldon Ocker had the first report on a particular ailment that has been bugging Cleveland Indians starter Brett Myers, but maybe not significantly on the mound. During the last frame of Myers’ 5-inning start that actually only included 76 pitches, Cleveland

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Tribe Weekend Recap: The Rotation Situation Helps The Tribe Take Two

The weekend brought a fresh series and a fresh start for the Indians. They hadn’t played since Tuesday’s 14-1 debacle against the New York Yankees and the back to back rainouts were a welcome sight. Let them wash away the the memories of that brutal two game stretch and get back to baseball. The bats slumbered in two

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Yankees 14, Indians 1: One week in and the rotation is a big problem

Carlos Carrasco

I am not one to panic. Especially with 150-plus games left on the schedule. The hot starts for the Tribe the last two years resulted in nothing. But obviously you would like to see the lesser parts of your team do well early to give them confidence as the season starts to build. It was

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Blue Jays 10, Indians 8: Myers ignites fuse on Jays explosion

Brett Myers

Your Wahoo Warriors headed into last night’s tilt against the Toronto Blue Jays looking for a sweep. I am trying to be a glass half-full guy when it comes to the Tribe in the Terry Francona era, so let me start with the positives. The Indians were facing a familiar foe in former White Sox

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WFNY 2013 Tribe Predictions

WFNY_roundtable

It is Opening Day! Rejoice! Terry Francona! Nick Swisher! Michael Bourn! Do you believe the Dolan Family Ownership ponied up for free agents? Do you believe not one, but TWO big name free agents signed long term deals here in Cleveland? The offseason was as exciting as any we have seen in the long history

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