Maybe I’m wrong about the Indians

Cleveland Indians v St Louis Cardinals

“Maybe I’m wrong” is a phrase I repeat multiple times a day. It is not only a song with a great riff from the Blues Traveler1 , but the phrase serves a balancing purpose for anyone with enough hubris to make predictions and projections in the wildly varying sport that is baseball. I had such

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Ball Played: I’m gonna miss you Tribe, and I don’t wanna miss a thing

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Baseball Armageddon: A doubleheader, a love ballad, defending J-Ram’s bat flip, and giving insight into Cody Anderson’s emergence. The Indians took one of two from the Twins, but their playoff hopes are officially done.

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C-Cap Recap: Can’t Get There From Here

Michael Brantley and Eric Hosmer, photo by Charlie Riedel, AP

Humans of the 21st century may be spoiled by technology, but there are moments when our various colorful screens can humble us. On Sunday afternoon, for example, the Cleveland Indians’ diminishing playoff hopes and the Cleveland Browns’ dwindling comeback hopes briefly aligned in our viewing cosmos—a perfect moment like a blood supermoon. At roughly the

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Video: Watch Carlos Carrasco strike out ten Royals in 30 seconds

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The kid was straight filthy.

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Ball Played: Power surge helps freshly baked Cookie

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Monday night’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians started with some dueling fireworks, but ended with the Indians running away with the game. Alex Gordon and Jason Kipnis, a pair of All-Stars, started their respective halves of the first inning with home runs to break open the scoring early on. It was the Cleveland

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Ball Played: Late flurry not enough to overcome stale Cookie

Jose Abreu Cleveland Indians

Tribe comes on late, but Cookie crumbles early.

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Carlos Carrasco placed on DL; Cody Anderson to start Wednesday

Carlos Carrasco Cleveland Indians

Well, this kinds sucks.

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Next Up: One at Wrigley then home vs. the Brewers … and how will you be watching?

Luis Tiant at Fenway Park
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After a three-city, ten-game road trip, a fourth city and eleventh game might start to feel burdensome to a last place team. But the Cleveland Indians can’t come home, not until they make up that game against the Cubs that was postponed on June 15 due to a deluge in Chicago. The game may not

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Weekend Recap: Indians win “epic” series against Yankees

Francisco Lindor

It was a period of civil war. Tribe analytic versus traditional fans fighting over the reasons for a disappointing season and were about to face the evil Yankee Empire. During the initial battle, a rebel by the moniker of Little Cowboy managed to fluster the empire to earn the first win and inspire ballads that

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Video: Cleveland’s *other* Big Three?

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Trevor Bauer may have had a rough night on Tuesday, but three of his Cleveland Indians teammates are one hell of a roll. Take a look at the video above which aired just before the 9-1 loss, discussing the recent pitching statistics of Tribe starters Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar. While the records

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Ball Played: Gio flexes muscle to save Cookie’s gem

Giovanny Urshela

As the night had long turned into early morning for those on the North Coast attempting to keep their bleary eyes open long enough to see the outcome of the game, Giovanny Urshela attempted to be aggressive on the basepaths in the 10th inning, but his aggressiveness turned into impatience when the Los Angeles Angels (of

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Next Up: Indians visit the Angels in Anaheim, and where do they go from here?

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The Cleveland Indians have played 16 games in five series since the All-Star break, winning six and losing ten. Each series, with the exception of the Kansas City Royals, was against a team with a losing record. In fact, except for those first-place Royals (against whom the Tribe went 1-2) every opponent since the break

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Weekend Recap: Indians split series thanks to starters and Lonnie

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The Cleveland Indians traveled westward to Oakland, California for a four-game series against the AL-worst Oakland Athletics with the hopes of continuing their momentum from a 12-run outburst against the Kansas City Royals in the last game of an otherwise miserable homestand1 . The pitching remained golden in the Golden State; however, the lineup brought

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Next Up: Oakland Athletics, the West Coast, and the End of the World

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The Martians, the Zombies and the Mindless Marauders have been defeated. We’re safe … for now. Near the beginning of the Indians game against the Royals on Wednesday, STO play-by-play man Matt Underwood asked his partner Rick Manning if, when he was still playing, an Indians losing streak was perceived as an end-of-the-world scenario as it’s portrayed

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C-Cap Recap: A Thoroughly Defeated Tribe

Cleveland Indians waiting for Godot

To say that the Cleveland Indians were just “defeated” four straight times by the Chicago White Sox feels like a woefully inadequate summation of a series in which Cleveland (45-52) was outscored 26-5 on its home field and banished back to the Central Division basement. It’d be more fitting to say that Tito Francona’s club

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Next Up: Indians Host the White Sox for a Four-Game Series

Lary Doby

The Cleveland Indians began the second half of the 2015 season by winning two of three in Cincinnati and splitting the two-game series in Milwaukee. Going 3-2 on the road isn’t ordinarily something to complain about, but those two bottom feeders of the NL Central are a combined 84-104, so, really, they shouldn’t have been

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians listening to offers for Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco is the latest Cleveland Indian to see his name floated on the trade market, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have been listening to offers for their starting pitchers. He goes on to state that conversations centered around Carlos Carrasco have been had between the Indians and the Toronto

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Fangraphs Trade Value Rankings: Four Indians make top 50

Carlos Carrasco Cleveland Indians

Fangraphs released their annual trade value rankings over the All-Star break that attempts to gauge the most valuable players in MLB as a function of talent, age, and contract status. So, younger players with more team control will usually win out over older players even if the youth have statistics that lag slightly behind as

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Making sense of advanced pitching statistics

2015 July 12 Indians advanced pitching statistics (3)

If you missed it, we already delved into the layman definitions of advanced hitting statistics. This post is a look into the pitching side of all of those crazy abbreviations and acronyms. Corey Kluber will go into the MLB All-Star break with a 4-10 record to go along with a 3.38 ERA. Despite those mediocre

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Ball Played: That’s the way Cookie crumbles

Kipnis fails to snare grounder July 6, 2015

Three steps backward, four steps forward, three steps back. That sequence not only describes the past 10 games for the Cleveland Indians, but it also feels like an overall summary for the season. The Indians dig themselves a hole before starting to climb out of it, only to start digging again. In the end, this team

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