The genesis for this article was actually spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). He has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. If you
Running around trying to get everything for the perfect Valentine’s Day? Worse, looking for the right words to entice that young lad or lady into being your valentine at the last minute? WFNY is here to help, along with some of our favorite Cleveland sports figures. Try these cards out and see if your bones
This is me talking to myself. I have to talk to myself sometimes when it comes to sports because otherwise you forget about foresight and only look at hindsight and then you hate yourself for being so stupid and not being able to see the future. That’s why I treat myself so harshly with regard to
In a piece recently published at FOX Sports’ Just a Bit Outside, Chris Antonetti and the Cleveland Indians were the subjects of considerate praise thanks to the development and downright stardom exhibited by three of 2014’s biggest contributors: left fielder Michael Brantley, Cy Young pitcher Corey Kluber and catcher Yan Gomes. While Kluber has some new hardware for his mantle
With Opening Day less than 80 days away, the Cleveland Indians have outfitted fans with a wish list of sorts thanks to the release of their 2015 Promotional Schedule. This year will feature 18 different promotional items including five replica jerseys, four bobbleheads and a Larry Doby replica statue. In addition to celebrating the current
Winter in Cleveland is not conducive to baseball. The unforgiving cold and unwieldy snow serve as a better backdrop to hockey or frostbite. While we shovel the driveway, Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro are working the phones to try and find the right players to boost the Cleveland Indians’ chances in a strong Central Division
Buster Olney of ESPN is ranking MLB starting rotations as we get closer and closer to pitchers and catchers reporting. The Cleveland Indians staff was really strong in the second half of last season, obviously led by eventual Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. That means that the Tribe’s rotation is decent no matter what, but
If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last
To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in
Cleveland Browns thoughts entering week 15… Sunday’s game is exciting. I’m pretty pumped to be there. It’s not too often that’s the case for any Browns team this late in the season. But these are special circumstances: The 7-6 Cleveland football team is starting its Hollywood-like QB against the 8-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals. Of course, the
He may be a “no-name,” but Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes finds himself ranked ahead of stars like St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright, Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki and Atlanta’s Freddy Freeman in Grantland’s latest list of trade value within Major League Baseball. Gomes, ranked 25th in all of baseball, is one of three members of the Tribe
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.
In the seven o’clock hour Wednesday night, Cleveland’s own Corey Kluber, the out-of-nowhere ace of the Indians, was named the AL Cy Young Award winner. Kluber’s 2014 season was legendary and the best part of it was almost nobody saw it coming. As his teammates will all tell you, nobody works harder and deserves this
Happy Thursday, WFNYers! I’m pinch-hitting for Jacob today as he learns how to quack properly out in Oregon.. or something like that. Speaking of which, let’s start with that Jacob guy. Yesterday, Krossover named him one of the #RisingStars in Sports Analytics. Most everybody around these parts already knew that, but it’s really neat to
Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber had an absolutely tremendous year. It was one of the best pitching seasons in franchise history. And just by a nose, he defeated Seattle star Felix Hernandez to win the American League Cy Young award. The honor is the third given to an Indians pitcher in just eight seasons. C.C.
The Cleveland Indians have won 92 and 85 games the last two seasons. I don’t think I’ve seen enough recognizing them for that very difficult accomplishment. And I have no idea where the franchise would be today without the insane development of two stars. Entering this season, Michael Brantley was a mostly mediocre outfielder. I
No playoffs, but can two Indians bring home some hardware?
Though we’re still a few months away from the first glove pops of spring training, Fangraphs has gone ahead and named the Cleveland Indians as their “far too early sleeper team” for the 2015 season.
Hi, loyal WFNY readers. Have you missed me? Last we talked, I was in Idaho Falls, making my way gradually to my new home here in Eugene, Oregon. When you read this, I’ll still be sleeping (Pacific Coast time!) just before my fourth day of MBA classes. It’s certainly been information overload. The two weeks