Indians Series Summary No. 3: Hooray, they beat a lefty

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In the brief two-game series against the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians lost their fifth game of the season by a score of 4-1, then won their third, 4-2. The win was their first home victory after starting 0-4 at Progressive Field. What lousy timing for the Indians so far in this young season. After

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Carlos Carrasco to pitch for Indians on Monday

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As Carlos Carrasco laid on the ground and players, coaches, and trainers rushed to his side, all while the rest of us prayed that he would be okay after a Melky Cabrera line drive hit him squarely in the jaw, it would have been unfathomable to suggest that he would be pitching anytime in the near

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Ball Played: Thankfully, scary injury for Carrasco not as bad as first appeared

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Normally, I write the top portion of these recaps ahead of time in order to provide a true feel for how the game was expected to be played. Whether the game follows the script or diverges is an important component. I had written up about Carlos Carrasco’s ten strikeout performance and his 2014 dominance of

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Carlos Carrasco hit in face by come-backer; carted off after eight pitches

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Update: Carrasco is being treated for a contusion. According to team spokesmen, there are no signs of a concussion or head injury. Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was carted off of the field in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive

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Ball Played: Carrasco dominates, Santana goes yard in win

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Wednesday was the anniversary of Frank Robinson breaking the color barrier by becoming the first African American manager in MLB for the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He celebrated by hitting a homerun in his first at bat of the game. The Indians have made sure to highlight this anniversary with a dedicated plaque outside the

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What impact do these contract extensions have on the Cleveland Indians?

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As part of the Cleveland Indians 2015 season preview, WFNY’s Andrew Clayman expertly tackled the subject of the contention window and how long fans can expect it to stay open. Since that post, the Indians have signed Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco to extensions locking them up with the team through that contention window. The

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The Indians are smart to bet on Carlos Carrasco

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The Cleveland Indians extended Carlos Carrasco for $22 million over four years with a couple of option years. Now the hand-wringing begins as we try to figure out if it’s a good deal or bad deal before the player even puts a dent in the playing time for which he’s to be compensated. That’s the

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Health scare played large role in Carlos Carrasco’s contract

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Most pundits have been lauding the Cleveland Indians for extending both Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco this past week to what may wind up being team-friendly deals (especially considering each came with two team options on the backend of the contracts). The underlying detail that was not revealed until Wednesday, however, is one of the main

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Indians and Carlos Carrasco agree to long-term extension

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On Saturday, the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber agreed to a long-term extension, and now on Sunday, the Indians and Carlos Carrasco have reportedly reached an extension, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports added to the report that Carrasco and the Indians agreed to a three-year contract extension on top of his 2015 salary

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Jacob: Start the season already!

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I am starting to learn a thing or two the Cleveland Indians, and I want to keep that going. I have decided that 2015 is the year in which I will dive back into baseball after years of being only mildly familiar with the sport, and my anticipation for Opening Day is starting to boil over. I have missed

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Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots

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The genesis for these articles was spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). Denny has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. To see exactly

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Pitchers

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I do not know much about the Cleveland Indians, and I want to change that. At some point within the past handful of years, I decided that baseball wasn’t my cup of tea anymore. The season was too long, as were the games that comprised it. I had gotten used to steroid-era stats, and couldn’t adjust to

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What I believe about the 2015 Cleveland Indians

Original: Chuck Crow/Plain Dealer

We have estimated in the past that only about ten percent of what we gather in Spring Training is actually useful. As such, I have been taking accounts of what I have witnessed during Spring Training. I will write what I believe, you can determine what truly matters, and I will hope to surpass the

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Carlos Carrasco is a popular breakout candidate for Indians

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The Cleveland Indians starting rotation has been a popular topic for the sporting world as they prepare for the 2015 MLB season. Corey Kluber winning the Cy Young has been referenced by nearly everyone writing a breakout candidate column and Danny Salazar has already been named a sleeper Cy Young candidate for this season despite

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Grantland: Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Danny Salazar poised for breakout seasons

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Grantland’s Jonah Keri is a big fan of the Cleveland Indians this season, so much so that he recently placed them among the top five teams in baseball. With a Cy Young candidate for an ace, an MVP candidate in left field and one of the best catchers in the game, this makes sense. But

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Indians avoid arbitration with Carrasco, Rzepczynski and Chisenhall

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The Cleveland Indians have a pretty good track record of avoiding arbitration and coming to agreements. They won’t have any problem continuing that reputation as they’ve reportedly come to deals with Marc Rzepczynski, Carlos Carrasco and Lonnie Chisenhall for one-year deals. .@Indians, LHP Marc Rzepczynski ($2.4M) and RHP Carlos Carrasco ($2.3M) avoid arbitration with 1-year

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Cleveland Indians pitching rotation ranked tenth best

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Buster Olney of ESPN is ranking MLB starting rotations as we get closer and closer to pitchers and catchers reporting. The Cleveland Indians staff was really strong in the second half of last season, obviously led by eventual Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. That means that the Tribe’s rotation is decent no matter what, but

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