The Indians trade Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn! – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-09

Nick Swisher

It was a nice vacation, but I have so many things to say about Cleveland sports! First up, the Indians and their monumental trade of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. Here’s what I discussed. Click here for a direct link to the MP3 file. Also, be sure to subscribe on iTunes. [Also see: Andre Knott

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Are the Mets eying up Ryan Raburn and David Murphy?

Ryan Raburn Cleveland Indians Wall

It would appear that the rest of the baseball world is considering the Cleveland Indians’ front office sellers as the league’s trade deadline nears. On Monday, it was a FOX Sports speculating about Brandon Moss; today, it’s Joel Sherman of the NY Post who thinks that the New York Mets could be targeting the other

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A picture is worth 1,600 words

Cleveland Indians Progressive Field Attendance

The old saying is a picture says 1,000 words. This one says 40,000. It’s the middle of the summer. OK, so the weather in Cleveland was less than ideal Tuesday night, but even if it was (and has been at times), people still are not filing in to watch the Indians take the field. Even

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Cleveland Indians sign first-round pick Brady Aiken

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The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken, the team’s first-round selection at No. 17 overall earlier this month. There has been no reported news of the exact amount, but Baseball America’s Jim Callis reported it will be over his $2.39 million slot value. Aiken, who

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Top Indians prospect Francisco Lindor to be promoted on Sunday

Francisco Lindor

After a false alarm last weekend, the day is finally here: No. 1 Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Lindor will be promoted on Sunday. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan was the first to report the news; MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian later confirmed. Last week, when Jose Ramirez was sent to Triple-A Columbus (along with Lonnie Chisenhall), many expected Lindor to

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

Cleveland Indians Chris Antonetti

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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Indians option Jesus Aguilar; Zach Walters heads to DL

Jesus Aguilar Cleveland Indians

With less than a week remaining until the Cleveland Indians kick off their 182-game voyage for 2015, the team continues to make roster moves in hopes of soon finalizing the 25 men who will be dressed when they face the Houston Astros on April 6. In doing so, Tribe GM Chris Antonetti announced the following

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The Window Is Wide Open… Don’t Fall Out: 2015 Indians Preview

Original: Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

Rebuilding a baseball team takes exactly six years – or at least that’s how the Cleveland Indians’ meticulous approach has generally unfolded since the Hank Peters era. The Joe Carter trade in 1989 eventually begat the 1995 AL Champs. The blowing up of that dynasty after the 2001 season built the foundation for the 2007

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I will never complain about a Corey Kluber extension

Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians

This is me talking to myself. I have to talk to myself sometimes when it comes to sports because otherwise you forget about foresight and only look at hindsight and then you hate yourself for being so stupid and not being able to see the future. That’s why I treat myself so harshly with regard to

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On the Cleveland Indians and their “stroke of genius”

Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians

In a piece recently published at FOX Sports’ Just a Bit Outside, Chris Antonetti and the Cleveland Indians were the subjects of considerate praise thanks to the development and downright stardom exhibited by three of 2014’s biggest contributors: left fielder Michael Brantley, Cy Young pitcher Corey Kluber and catcher Yan Gomes. While Kluber has some new hardware for his mantle

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Players by Trade

MLB News Yan Gomes Gold Glove

Winter in Cleveland is not conducive to baseball. The unforgiving cold and unwieldy snow serve as a better backdrop to hockey or frostbite. While we shovel the driveway, Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro are working the phones to try and find the right players to boost the Cleveland Indians’ chances in a strong Central Division

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Can Gavin Floyd be the 2015 Scott Kazmir?

Gavin Floyd Cleveland Indians

When Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti and his team set off for San Diego and the Winter Meetings last week, there were two things at the top of their wish list: Adding a middle-of-the-order bat and improving the pitching staff. Earlier this month, they were able to cross the first item off with the acquisition of

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Indians sign Gavin Floyd to bolster rotation

Gavin Floyd

The Indians front office knew they had to improve the starting rotation this off-season. To do so, they have signed right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million deal. Floyd can receive an additional $6 million if he reaches certain performance bonuses throughout the season if he reaches a certain number of starts and

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Brandon Moss: Fits like a glove

Brandon Moss

So, you all wanted more power in the lineup? Well now you’ve got it. The Cleveland Indians shipped a prospect out and brought in an All-Star. Nice to be on the other side of things for once, isn’t it? Brandon Moss, a 31-year old power hitter with two years left of team control, is your new

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Indians and As expected to make a deal Friday

Brandon Moss Home Run Oakland As Cleveland Indians

While unwilling to trade for one of the best third basemen in the game of baseball, could Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti have something else up his sleeve when it comes to a deal with the Oakland Athletics? The Indians have been recently linked to As infielder Brandon Moss, with deal that could reportedly

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Cy Kluber and the Trades That Built the Tribe

Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians

In the seven o’clock hour Wednesday night, Cleveland’s own Corey Kluber, the out-of-nowhere ace of the Indians, was named the AL Cy Young Award winner. Kluber’s 2014 season was legendary and the best part of it was almost nobody saw it coming. As his teammates will all tell you, nobody works harder and deserves this

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Justin Upton won’t be traded to the Indians

Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti

If you Tribe fans ever dreamed of having Justin Upton on the Cleveland Indians, it’s time to hit the snooze button and dream of someone else. Justin Upton has apparently decided pre-emptively, via his no-trade clause, that he really doesn’t want to be traded to the North Coast to play for the Cleveland Indians. He

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Searching for Perspective on the 2014 Indians

Cleveland Indians

The Dolans might be “cheap” but the Cleveland Indians front office deserves to be praised, not crucified.

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Should Chris Antonetti go? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers, plus Deafheaven! While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning everyone! It’s a Friday before a Browns bye week Sunday, so let’s make that old joke that’s nearly as old as quoting “so-and-so player is on pace for…” jokes on the first day of the season. The best thing about the NFL this week is that the Browns can’t possibly find a way

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Now and Later: Sorting out the Indians’ options at the plate

Zach Walters

Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Ryan Raburn, and Jason Giambi—four players who were all significant contributors on a 92-win playoff team last year that featured just twelve hitters1. This season, all four have spent time on the disabled list, and three of them have missed significant action2. So just how are the Cleveland Indians still standing and in the AL Wild

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