Next Up: Indians visit the Angels in Anaheim, and where do they go from here?

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The Cleveland Indians have played 16 games in five series since the All-Star break, winning six and losing ten. Each series, with the exception of the Kansas City Royals, was against a team with a losing record. In fact, except for those first-place Royals (against whom the Tribe went 1-2) every opponent since the break

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Weekend Recap: Indians split series thanks to starters and Lonnie

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The Cleveland Indians traveled westward to Oakland, California for a four-game series against the AL-worst Oakland Athletics with the hopes of continuing their momentum from a 12-run outburst against the Kansas City Royals in the last game of an otherwise miserable homestand1 . The pitching remained golden in the Golden State; however, the lineup brought

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More on Baseball’s Integration, the Tribe’s Larry Doby and Beyond

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Here and elsewhere, Indians outfielder and race pioneer Larry Doby was celebrated. A deserving man who graces Cooperstown and who is now honored by a statue at Progressive Field, Doby nevertheless appears likely to remain an underrated figure. Cleveland, at least, has finally begun to appreciate Doby’s experience in baseball. But when the Indians signed

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Indians trade Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego for Abraham Almonte

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The Cleveland Indians had one last trade to sneak in just ahead of the 2015 MLB trade deadline. They traded left-handed reliever Marc “Scrabble” Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres in exchange for 26 year old Abraham Almonte (ESPN’s Keith Law was the first to report though he misspelled Rzepczynski in his rush). Scrabble was

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Embrace crying in baseball

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No more baseball, coach? A simple, poignant question amid the flurry of medals, adulation, and reflection upon the conclusion of a Teeball Little League season. A four-year-old player on my team had realized that the celebration came at a harrowing cost; no more baseball. His eyes enlarged, reddened, and finally allowed streams of teardrops to

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Trade Wins: An Indians PTBNL Primer

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Satiating every baseball fan’s sick fascination with watching grown men switch outfits with each other, the 2015 trade deadline has truly delivered like few in recent memory—uprooting dozens of families and creating chaos in AL-Only fantasy leagues. For all the superstars, top prospects, and Brandon Mosses changing hands, however, one longtime staple of the wheelin-and-dealin’

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Farewell Indians, Hello Terrelle Pryor, plus 1,000 Foos: While We’re Waiting

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So yesterday’s WWW was interesting, huh? Happy Friday people. This is a special Friday for me because I’m heading into a family vacation next week where there’s access to the ocean. Can’t wait. Hope you all have a great weekend. Now, while we’re waiting… Letting the Indians fade into the distance… I’m think I’m mostly

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Next Up: Oakland Athletics, the West Coast, and the End of the World

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The Martians, the Zombies and the Mindless Marauders have been defeated. We’re safe … for now. Near the beginning of the Indians game against the Royals on Wednesday, STO play-by-play man Matt Underwood asked his partner Rick Manning if, when he was still playing, an Indians losing streak was perceived as an end-of-the-world scenario as it’s portrayed

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Ball Played: Incredible Indians bash AL-best Royals as losing streak expires

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The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has played out much like the end of the first act in the animated superhero movie The Incredibles. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were the opening demonstration of the individual powers for players on the team and included AL MVP nominations, Silver Slugger, and Cy Young Awards. However, the 2015 season

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Indians trade Brandon Moss for St. Louis prospect Rob Kaminsky

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Late night rumors quickly turned into early morning confirmation, as the Cleveland Indians have reportedly traded Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, the Indians will receive pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky, a 2013 first-round pick. SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo was first to report murmurs on Wednesday night. St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Bernie Miklasz confirmed the

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Ball Played: Indians say Goodbye to the Good Guy (but not to losing streak)

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Good Guy David Murphy had some good times with the Cleveland Indians. He was not part of the 2013 playoff team, but he was an extremely useful platoon hitter in his 213 games with the team. He would complete his time with a .273/.327/.402 slash line and a 104 OPS+, which were all quite close

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Tragic Tribe, Bad Brady, and a Touch of Hip-Hop: While We’re Waiting…

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Welcome to Wednesday, one and all. It’s hot. It’s humid. The Indians suck. Patience is wearing thin. Lots of different topics today. Let’s get to it. The Tribe lost again last night, 2-1 to the Kansas City Royals. Aside from the usual hitting troubles, they played a solid game. Trevor Bauer pitched nine innings, giving up

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Goodbye, Good Guy: Indians trade OF David Murphy

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On the heels of a five-game losing streak, and with talk of possible trades circulating for days, the Indians made a move Tuesday evening, sending left-handed outfielder David Murphy, as well as cash considerations, to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Double-A shortstop Eric Stamets. Twenty-three-year-old Stamets is a native of Dublin, Ohio who bats and

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Simply put, the Indians stink and the Cavs rule – WFNY Podcast – 2015-07-27

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Andrew and Craig are both fans at heart so it gives no joy to see the Indians struggle so mightily. It’s still crazy to think just how much has gone right for the Cavs and wrong for the Cleveland Indians. Here’s the rest of what we discussed. Subscribe on iTunes. Please. To download the MP3

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Trevor Bauer nominated for Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

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It’s not a Cy Young, but Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been nominated for another award named after an all-time great hurler: the Heater from Van Meter himself, Bob Feller. Bauer is among 15 MLB players up for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, named after the Indians Hall of Famer. Three among

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Ball Played: A three-hour tour (Indians lost at sea and to Royals)

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Both sounded like such fine ideas. Whether a quick oceanic voyage from a tropic port or a baseball season from a highly touted team. However, such fine ideas can turn out tragic once put into practice. Sometimes, events like a bad storm can sneak up on you and force you to crash into a hopeless

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Where are all the baseball stars? While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Tomorrow, the Cleveland Browns’ veterans report to training camp for check in and physicals, and then on Thursday, Training Camp 2015 officially gets underway. Two weeks from Thursday, the Browns will play their first preseason game of the year. So yes, finally, we are just a couple weeks away from having real

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Next Up: Kansas City Royals … Next Stop: Pluto

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect illustration of why there is a Cleveland sports blog called Waiting for Next Year, for that is precisely what Indians fans find themselves doing here in late July. The Cleveland Indians, considered by the crystal-ball gazers at Sports Illustrated to be the favorites to get to the

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C-Cap Recap: A Thoroughly Defeated Tribe

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To say that the Cleveland Indians were just “defeated” four straight times by the Chicago White Sox feels like a woefully inadequate summation of a series in which Cleveland (45-52) was outscored 26-5 on its home field and banished back to the Central Division basement. It’d be more fitting to say that Tito Francona’s club

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Brickyard 400, Tribe Woes and #ActualSportswriting: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. I come to you fresh off of a crazy weekend in Indianapolis where I was able to take in my first NASCAR experience: The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard. As you may know, I am by no means a fan of said sport, but thoroughly enjoy watching the best at

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