C-Cap Recap: Ohio Cup Sweep Revives the Tribe


The Cleveland Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Thursday, sweeping the “Ohio Cup” with a staggering series run margin of 43-16. Fluke or foreshadowing?

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Ball Played: Indians’ Stipe night a rousing success

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The narrative is Cleveland native Stipe Miocic, on the night Believeland aired across the country, ripped off the championship drought bandaid when he defeated Fabricio Werdum in Brazil to claim the UFC heavyweight belt. Whether or not you follow UFC, seeing an athlete competing at the highest level extol such gratitude and love about the Northcoast

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Ball Played: Starters? Where the Indians are going they won’t need starting pitching

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DeLoreans, skateboards, and guitar solos all help the Indians win big over the Reds.

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Chicago White Sox acquire Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier: MLB News

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The Chicago White Sox beat out the Cleveland Indians and other suitors in the Todd Frazier sweepstakes.

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MLB Hot Stove: Indians have company in Todd Frazier interest

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If the Indians somehow make this happen…

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MLB Hot Stove: Should the Indians go all-in on 2016?


How far should the Cleveland Indians go to build their 2016 roster? Craig and Michael discuss.

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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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Indians, Reds discussed Todd Frazier deal: MLB Trade Rumors

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Would 3B Todd Frazier count as an exciting pickup for the Tribe? Reports indicate a deal was discussed but remains “unlikely” for now.

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Analyzing possible Cleveland Indians infield targets: MLB Rumors

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Major League Baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Some of the offseason’s biggest free agents already have decided on their 2016 landing spots. The Cleveland Indians, coming off a disappointing 81-80 season, are expected to have a busy winter. But the Indians aren’t expected to make a big splash

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C-Cap Recap: Ducks on the Pond, Walk Walk Walk

Ducks on the Pond for Michael Brantley

Somewhere in a Rockwellian suburbia untouched by cynicism, doe-eyed Little Leaguers still don their rally caps and sing the songs of a simpler age: “Ducks on the pond / Quack quack quack / Come on, Timmy! / Give it a whack!” What they don’t realize is that Timmy has no intention of swinging the bat.

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Next Up: The Second Half Begins in Cincinnati


The good news coming out of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is that the Cleveland Indians, should they win the American League pennant this year, will have home field advantage in the World Series. The challenging part of this equation, however, is that the Indians need a significant halftime adjustment with their offense.

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C-Cap Recap: Tribe Sweeps Reds, Wins Sixth Straight

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As the Cavaliers inched one step closer to a sweep in the Eastern Conference Finals, their next-door neighbors—those pesky, Dellavedova-like Indians—had already busted out the brooms to move within one win of their own championship hardware. Sure, you may not personally value the “Ohio Cup”—the trophy handed out to the winner of the annual Indians-Reds

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Reds Manager Bryan Price is Tribe Manager Lou Boudreau? Roger Recalls

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So, I received a text from my brother Roger a few weeks back, after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics to move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bryan Price? It was strange to see his name come up. I live in Cincinnati, and my impression was there was nothing very remarkable about the

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Next Up: Indians vs. Reds at home

Brandon Phillips

After the Cleveland Indians’ successful seven-game road trip to Arlington and Chicago from May 15 to May 21, the Sports Cynics Club might be looking for the darker hidden meaning of it all, but let us not be tempted to turn the Tribe’s growing success against left-handed starters into a left-handed compliment. On the trip

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Reds 9, Indians 2: Cueto is Cueto and Tomlin is Tomlin

Baseball has a long, grueling and agitating season. Life might be especially annoying as a baseball fan of a .500 team. When you’re a bad team, almost every game is bad. It’s like being a Cubs fan. When things are good, yes the expectations are high, but again, you’re winning. The ‘90s were so much

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Indians 7, Reds 1: Commander Corey, long balls, lead Wahoos to fourth straight W

I am running out of superlatives to describe the Tribe’s Corey Kluber. So this is what it’s like to have a real ace? The Indians haven’t seen anything like this since Cliff Lee’s 2008 Cy Young season. But even then, I don’t think we truly appreciated what we were watching. Lee was dominating with unbelievable

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Reds have talked to Grady Sizemore about possible comeback

Grady Sizemore

The Cincinnati Reds have recently talked to former Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder Grady Sizemore about a comeback. Reds MLB.com beat writer Mark Sheldon shared the news on Friday via team general manager Walt Jocketty. Jocketty said he that he’s talked to Sizemore, but he’s “not sure where that is right now. With the holidays, not

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MLB News: Shin-Soo Choo turns down $140 million from Yankees

The Cleveland Indians’ track record is far from perfect, but it appears they were right on the mark with regard to Shin-Soo Choo. Choo was an absolute steal when the Indians traded Ben Broussard for him before the 2006 MLB season. The team also sold pretty high on him when they traded him to the

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Indians 5 Reds 2: The Great Giambino to the rescue!

Jason Giambi

Your Cleveland Indians, losers of five straight and seven of eight, arrived back in Cleveland in dire need of a pick me up. “We needed to get a victory because we’ve been playing good baseball without much to show for it,” said last night’s starter Justin Masterson. The Big Nasty was the perfect pitcher to

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Reds 8, Indians 2: Streaky Tribe loses fifth straight

Asdrubal Cabrera

I have written this many times before;  the Indians are a streaky team. They are as volatile as the stock market. They can win 18 of 22 and can lose 10 of 12 right after. The bats can club 12 homers in six games and follow that up by going homerless for five. The sky is not

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