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

Trevor Bauer doodle, six straight wins

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 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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Bullpen spoiling wins, Francona’s decisions come into question

Nick Hagadone

While it was a long weekend for all of us, it was a looooong weekend for the suddenly embattled Cleveland Indians. I’ve said it so many times, but baseball is such a crazy game and the season is a marathon, not a sprint. I come back to that often because it is important as a

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WFNY Stats & Info: Tough road ahead for Indians

Although the Tribe already has played in back-to-back difficult series against Detroit and Boston, the upcoming schedule doesn’t get any more favorable. Beginning with the start of this four-game road-and-home series against Cincinnati, the Indians have a very tough 19-game map ahead. Team H/R Opponent Wins Losses Pct # of Games CLE @ CIN 31

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Shin-Soo Choo to Indians: “I will always be thankful”

It’s easy to dismiss some of the meaningful stories that can occur with success in baseball. For Indians fans in February 2013, filled with optimism after the signing of two high-profile free agent outfielders, that means the amazing ascent to relevance by former fan-favorite Shin-Soo Choo. In a fairly emotional article by Ken Rosenthal of

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #9 The Trade of Shin-Soo Choo

Shin Soo Choo

2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10

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Antonetti pulls off a coup for Choo

Trevor Bauer

To quote the great Nick Gilbert…. “What’s Not To Love?” I have killed Chris Antonetti time and time again for his head scratching roster decisions, but none of those will be mentioned in this piece. I am here to stand up, clap, and give the much maligned Tribe GM his proper due. Throughout this offseason,

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians and Reds nearing deal for Choo

The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are reportedly in advanced talks in a deal that would send Gold Glove-nominated outfielder Shin-Soo Choo down Interstate 71. CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler reports that the Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. The Reds are expected to receive another player in addition

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Shin-Soo Choo Trade Rumors Heating Up

After getting swept by Minnesota this weekend, it is pretty reasonable to assume the Indians won’t be buyers at the trade deadline. The rumors are also heavy that they could be sellers with Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the list. Add #Reds to list of teams after Choo. Would be ideal as leadoff man,

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MLB News: Indians Trade 1B Beau Mills to Cincinnati

The Beau Mills era in Cleveland has officially come to an end as the Indians have traded the long-time minor league first baseman to the Cincinnati Reds for cash. Mills, the 13th-overall selection in 2007, had long been the poster boy for underachieving draft picks of the naughts, selected one pick ahead of Atlanta’s Jason

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