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
Johnson and Floyd and Armstrong, oh my!
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
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)
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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