Atlanta Braves eat $15 million, release Nick Swisher

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The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians will both be paying Nick Swisher not to play for them in 2016.

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Fangraphs show Indians have highest percentage of dead payroll money

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Having the Cleveland Browns in town has allowed fans on the North coast to understand the term dead money refers to players who are still being paid high amounts of money despite no longer being a part of the team. Well, Fangraph’s Craig Edwards demonstrated the Browns no longer have a monopoly on the term

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MLB Hot Stove: Indians officially release Chris Johnson

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The Cleveland Indians had designated Chris Johnson for assignment 10 days ago upon signing Rajai Davis to make room on the 40-man roster. Not surprisingly, the 10 days went by without a team claiming Johnson nor a trade being completed with another team. Therefore, the Indians have elected to release Johnson thereby eating the rest

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Cleveland Indians designate Chris Johnson for assignment

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To clear room for Rajai Davis, the Cleveland Indians designated Chris Johnson for assignment. He’s still owed $17.5 million.

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MLB Hot Stove: Reactions to lots of Indians tweets

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On Wednesday, I wrote I was frustrated as the Indians merely talked while other clubs were taking action. As is oft to happen during the hot stove season, a rumor came out almost immediately after posting about my frustration that the Indians are in deep conversations about acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati

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Cleveland Indians interested in free agents Pedro Alvarez, Chris Carter

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More rumored free agent additions for the Cleveland Indians.

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2015 Cleveland Indians: Version 2.0

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One might find themselves wondering how the Cleveland Indians have been able to charge back into contention for the American League postseason. How did a team that started the year 7-14 in April become a team that could sweep a fellow Wild Card contender in the Los Angeles Angels and then give the American League

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Indians to add Chris Johnson, Gavin Floyd, and Shawn Armstrong back to active roster

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Johnson and Floyd and Armstrong, oh my!

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The Good, The Okay, and The Weird: Indians’ Injury Round-Up

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Of all the issues plaguing the Indians this season (ice-cold bats, lagging attendance, sometimes-snarky tweets), pesky injuries are certainly among the most confounding. But, in the midst of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, a few key players are working their ways back into the lineup. And one player is, well, dealing with

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Handicapping the Indians outfield battle: 9 Players, 3 Spots

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Now that the 2015 season has turned itself over to evaluating players for 2016 rather than making a playoff push1 , it is important to recognize where the battles are being forged. Barring a franchise-altering trade Jason Kipnis (2B), Michael Brantley (LF), Francisco Lindor (SS), Carlos Santana (1B/DH), and Yan Gomes / Roberto Perez (C)

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Next Up: Indians vs. Yankees and opportunities a-plenty

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Well, whaddya know? The Cleveland Indians, in winning two of three games against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, scored 34 runs. Perhaps the Twins are succumbing to the test by fire that is the long major league season. An in-house theory is the Change of Scenery thesis put forth by A. Clayman of WFNY.

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C-Cap Recap: Retooled Indians Clobber and Kluber the Twins

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With their lone All-Star on the disabled list and veteran bats Brandon Moss, David Murphy, Michael Bourn, and Nick Swisher all permanently jettisoned from the payroll, a presumably lame-duck version of the 2015 Cleveland Indians went out and—naturally—dropped 34 runs on the reeling Minnesota Twins over the weekend, taking two of three games in the

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O-H Bye Bros: Indians trade Swisher, Bourn, cash to Braves for Chris Johnson

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While the 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been absolutely disappointing, Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti apparently have used such frustrations as an impetus to start an overhaul on the team. The infrastructure rebuild started before the MLB trade deadline when David Murphy and Marc Rzepczynski were shipped off to contenders for prospects. However, such trades

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Steelers Depot helps break down the Browns and their coaching search – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-15

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Dave Bryan from Steelers Depot (@SteelersDepot) is one of the best podcast guests we have. He’s super knowledgable, and is always great at breaking down what’s happening without the rose-colored glasses. Dave Bryan and not being a homer for the Steelers Is there ever a justification for firing a coach after one year? Brian Hoyer

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Browns Embarrassed by Titans Heading Into Bye Week

I debated whether or not to wait for the final score to post this recap.  The game was that over that early.  Don’t let a fourth quarter of Browns offense against the prevent defense fool you.  The Browns were schooled on Sunday.  They were schooled so badly that there was a Jake Locker sighting after

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Week 4: The Browns Will Win If…

The Browns are above .500! What’s that? Their opponents to date are a combined 1-8, and that one win came against the Browns? I say it again: don’t harsh my buzz. I personally didn’t think these Browns were destined for greatness, so it’s kind of a nice surprise to see them showing that they are,

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Fans Shouldn’t Replace Jerome Harrison Just Yet

Admit it Browns fans.  We sometimes get in our own way.  Our passion and devotion to the team are unquestioned, but when it comes to personnel management, we don’t always know what we are talking about.  Sure, when it comes to Ted Washington and Willie McGinest we might know a thing or two.  Still, can

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Dayton Flyers Win NIT Championship; Tragedy Strikes UD Volleyball Team

The Dayton Flyers were crowned NIT Champions last night hours after tragic news hit the UD campus. Despite their convincing 79-68 victory over North Carolina, all the attention of the Dayton community was focused on the tragic death of volleyball player Kacie Hausfeld and her father Tom. Watching the game against the defending NCAA Champions,

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Dayton Flyers vs North Carolina Tar Heels in NIT Finals Tonight

North Carolina playing in early April is not a shock for college basketball fans. The only change this season is that they are in the championship game of the National Invitational Tournament, playing against the Dayton Flyers tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 pm, ESPN). After a prolonged season of disappointments for both teams, they

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Browns vs Titans- What We Want To See

You know the drill. Third preseason game. This one is supposed to resemble an actual football game for at least a half, possibly longer. Obviously we don’t want to see any injuries, (a win would be nice as well!) but aside from that there are a few things that we (WFNY staff) would like to

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