Looks like Syndergaard, throws like Syndergaard. Can Clevinger be as good as Thor?
Did the Cleveland Indians have Michael Brantley do too much too soon? It appears so as the left fielder is hitting the disabled list once again.
Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.
Each November, Major League Baseball teams are faced with the difficult task of protecting certain players from the consequences of the Rule 5 draft. On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians were one of the first teams to announce their protected players. In total, the Indians are protecting five prized minor leagues by adding them to their
Giovany Urshela was one of the surprise prospects in the Cleveland Indians organization in 2014. The third baseman appeared to have an outside shot for a possible major league roster spot next season. But an injured knee in the Venezuelan Winter League could cast that in serious doubt. Urshela, a 23-year-old native of Colombia, injured
Who threw a no-hitter?! While Corey Kluber was dealing in Cleveland last night, a Columbus Clippers starter broke history. Tyler Cloyd, a 27-year-old claimed off waivers last October from Philadelphia, threw the first no-hitter in Huntington Park history. Cloyd struck out six and his lone blemish was a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning. He is
If you’re one of those Tribe fans who only cares about high-profile prospects, you may want to make an exception for Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar, the Columbus Clippers first baseman blasted his fifth home run of the season on Monday, and is now putting up a red-hot slash line of .386/.453/.737 (1.190 OPS) through 16 games. The portly Aguilar
The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I shared five statistical thoughts about the Tribe’s outlook. Now, I’m catching up on prospects. This edition is my third installment of my monthly Indians prospect update within The
Cleveland Indians starting pitching prospect Danny Salazar delivered five near-perfect innings for Triple-A Columbus on Friday night against the Buffalo Bisons. After just 52 pitches (40 strikes) — as the organization continues to monitor his recovery post-Tommy John surgery — the 23-year-old right-hander struck out eight and retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced.
Zach McAllister dazzled in his latest rehab start on Thursday night, a huge sigh of relief for the Indians front office worried about his sprained right middle finger. McAllister, 25, delivered six shutout innings of two-hit baseball for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers last night (box score). He struck out two and walked two, using only
The Cleveland Indians are set to option Danny Salazar today back to Columbus and recall right-handed reliever Chen-Chang Lee. The team just announced the move on Twitter this afternoon. Tony Lastoria at Indians Baseball Insider broke the news last night. It’s certainly sad to see Salazar go after his sensational debut yesterday afternoon, but it makes
Although the Cleveland Indians finally snapped their eight-game losing streak on Tuesday, many already have been calling for the return of Lonnie Baseball. The team’s first-round pick in 2008, Chisenhall has been tearing up Triple-A pitching in the past three weeks. Dating back to May 18th, he has the best OPS among qualified full-season minor
The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. Amazingly, this is already the 20th one I’ve written here at the site. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, The Diff looked deep into the stats of Nerlens Noel as the likely No. 1 pick
The Cleveland Indians must have seen something in Danny Salazar before everyone else — and their early belief has paid off in a big way. After the 2011 season, Cleveland’s organization surprised a lot of people by placing the 21-year-old right-hander on the official 40-man roster. Salazar actually had only made 15 starts in the
Beau Mills and his bucking bulls: The Indians scoring 19 runs was not the strangest news I saw yesterday. No, not even close. It began with a pair of tweets from @Indians (here and here) sharing pictures of a young bucking bull named Tuve (after Astros infielder Jose Altuve) that happens to be owned by Indians
Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with
The Cavaliers came out in this one sloppy, sluggish, and looking almost confused. It was an alarming start and most fans watching braced themselves for a long night. Little did we know how great of a game we were in for. Kyrie Irving absolutely willed his team to life. In a breakout 1st quarter, Irving
It was a rough weekend for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they dropped both of their games Friday and Saturday night. The Cavaliers showed us two very different types of losses, though. Friday night against Chicago was a reprise of the song we heard so many times last season. The Cavaliers fell behind by 16 in
For the past several years, the great Boston Celtics blog CelticsBlog.com has hosted an annual NBA Bloggers Preview. Basically, every day leading up to the start of the season, one team is previewed by some of the best writers on their team blogs, and then once the division is done, we will post the links
The Tribe recalled 28 year old RHP reliever Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus. Herrmann, 0-0 in four appearances with the Tribe (giving up 3 runs in 5.2 innings), was 2-2 with 8 saves in 42 relief appearances with Columbus. Herrmann has a career 4.64 ERA in 106.2 innings. [Related: Looking for Leaders in the Cleveland