MLB News: Indians recall four more players for stretch run

The Indians today have recalled four players with familiar names to Tribe fans. Cleveland: Recalled RHP CARLOS CARRASCO (#59), RHP C.C. LEE (#20), RHP VINNIE PESTANO (#52) and RHP JOSH TOMLIN (#43) from AAA Columbus. Carrasco, 26, begins his sixth stint in Cleveland after being optioned on Saturday, August 31st when OF Jason Kubel was

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MLB News: Indians activate Josh Tomlin from 60 day DL, option him to AAA Columbus

The Indians have announced today that Josh Tomlin has been activated from the 60 day disabled list and will remain in AAA Columbus. The Cleveland Indians today recalled RHP JOSH TOMLIN from his 30-day rehab assignment, activated him from the 60-day Disabled List and optioned him to AAA Columbus. The Indians 40-man roster is again at 40.

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MLB News: Brett Myers’ deal with Indians worth reported $7 million

The Indians got some much-needed depth in their starting rotation. Whether the name is Roberto Hernandez, Fausto Carmona or Brett Myers, that depth doesn’t come cheap. Myers indians deal worth $7M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 2, 2013 Myers will be a starter for #Indians. they are much improved #obvs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January

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Tribe turns to Ubaldo for rubber match with Rangers

Jimenez looks to rebound from his rough start in Chicago

If there’s one Indians storyline that dominates this early season, it is the lackluster performance of one Ubaldo Jimenez. If you’re ever on twitter during a Jimenez start, it’s one of the more entertaining twitter experiences one can have with the 2012 Tribe. Notice I didn’t say enjoyable. Nothing is fun about an ERA over five

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While We’re Waiting…Colt McCoy’s Future, Tribe Rotation Questions and Deadline Deals

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com How long is Colt McCoy’s leash in 2011? “But there is something else that will be hanging over the heads of the Browns in

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Talbot Rocked by Toronto

It’s rare these days for the Indians to put 7 runs up on the board and get 15 hits in one game.  They accomplished this last night but unfortunately Mitch Talbot was on the mound.   He gave up 8 earned runs in just 5 and a third innings pitched last night.  He continues to

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Keeping the “S” in Scrappy: Mitch Talbot’s Upside

Mitch Talbot was born in October of 1983; he won’t turn 28 until after this season is over.  I suppose it might be safe to say that he doesn’t remember Ronald Reagan or Rubik’s cubes or mix tapes or the USSR. Interestingly, his October birthday also makes him the oldest pitcher in our rotation, and

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Tribe Wastes Solid Start from Masterson

Justin Masterson, 0-5 on the year, was pitching for the Tribe so naturally he did not come away with the win yesterday against the Yankees.  But it certainly wasn’t his fault.  Masterson, who went only 4 innings and was rocked in his last outing against Chicago, pitched 6 scoreless innings in a tight game at

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Tribe Talk: Carrasco Making a Surge

For most of the spring, we looked at the Indians last two open rotation spots as a three man race. Right hander Mitch Talbot and lefties Aaron Laffey and David Huff have been locked in a tight one since pitchers and catchers reported. However, a fourth name is trying his best to make his presence

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Spring Training Update: Sowers Shoulder Hampers His Shot

The best things are said about Spring Training baseball. Everyone is 0-0. Hope springs eternal. It’s always sunny in Arizona. Everyone has smiles on their faces and cannot wait to get back into the swing of things. Even in this rebuilding year, there is a new voice and a new captain of the S.S. Wahoo

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For Starters…The Indians are in Trouble

We’ve all been so worried about the horror show that the Indians bullpen has become this season, that the starting rotation has kind of been pushed to the back burner on the list of issues. Well that has all but changed in the past seven days and now going forward. During Friday night’s start, it

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