Indians Series Summary No. 5: Oh, man, that was cold

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Except for Carlos Carrasco’s happy reunion with the mound on Tuesday night, there were no warm and fuzzy feelings produced by this fifth series of the season for the Cleveland Indians. This was their second consecutive Lost-Won-Lost series and all three games were played in mid-40s temperatures with wind-chill factors that made one glad to

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Cleveland vs. Cleveland, city pride, and the first round: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, Blawg Pound! It’s Thursday, and the Cavaliers play Game 3 in Boston tonight. Other than that, everything else seems pretty small in the grand scheme of things. But, I’ll do my best not to just go full Cavs in this edition of the triple dub. Leading off (and hopping up on this soapbox

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Ball Played: Indians lose fourth straight Kluber start

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Happy Earth Day, everyone. Wait, is that still a thing or did it die out when Captain Planet went off the air? Just to be safe put your bottles and cans in the recycle bins today1. The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians were doing their part for energy conservation on Wednesday by playing a

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C-Cap Recap: Perfection to Dejection


If ever a baseball game were capable of halting and reversing an entire city’s blossoming springtime enthusiasm—sending every new leaf burrowing right back into its bud and every twittering songbird fleeing for Florida—it would be tonight’s 3-2 Indians loss to the Minnesota Twins. Hyperbole? Maybe. But it’s 12:24 on a Friday night, and much like

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WFNY Stats & Info: Kluber and Bauer among the best at missing bats

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One way to remove the chance of luck being a factor on the mound: Don’t allow batters to make contact with your pitches. Though most starting pitchers in baseball have amassed just two appearances, two of the best thus far—at least when it comes to missing the bats of would-be hitters—reside in Cleveland. Indians starters

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Life Without Yan

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Over the weekend, not only did the Cleveland Indians manage to lose three straight games to their division rival Detroit Tigers, but they managed to lose one of their most valuable position players in the process when center fielder Rajai Davis slid into the side of Yan Gomes’ knee. Thankfully, the MRI revealed that it

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Indians Series Summary No. 1: One loss, two wins, and three excellent starts

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After the first three games of the season, one can see pretty quickly why the Cleveland Indians have been picked by some as a serious contender: Pitching, and plenty of it. Three starts and three impressive performances — and the starting pitcher who was least impressive pitched a no-hitter over his six innings. This is

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What impact do these contract extensions have on the Cleveland Indians?

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As part of the Cleveland Indians 2015 season preview, WFNY’s Andrew Clayman expertly tackled the subject of the contention window and how long fans can expect it to stay open. Since that post, the Indians have signed Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco to extensions locking them up with the team through that contention window. The

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The Indians are smart to bet on Carlos Carrasco

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The Cleveland Indians extended Carlos Carrasco for $22 million over four years with a couple of option years. Now the hand-wringing begins as we try to figure out if it’s a good deal or bad deal before the player even puts a dent in the playing time for which he’s to be compensated. That’s the

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Ball Played: Kluber outdueled by Keuchel as Indians lose on Opening Day

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One of the great things about Opening Day is that barring injury fans get to see the best pitchers from each respective team. It is arguable that the best pitching pairing of Opening Day was in Houston as Westbrookian worm-burner Dallas Keuchel took on the machine that is known as Corey Kluber. Cleveland Indians fans

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2015 Indians Season Roundtable Preview

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We finally made it to Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians in Texas against the Houston Astros (not to be confused with the Home Opener on April 10). I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Cleveland Indians preview series that we have staged the last two weeks. It was great getting six different writers involved

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Indians and Carlos Carrasco agree to long-term extension

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On Saturday, the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber agreed to a long-term extension, and now on Sunday, the Indians and Carlos Carrasco have reportedly reached an extension, according to’s Ken Rosenthal. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports added to the report that Carrasco and the Indians agreed to a three-year contract extension on top of his 2015 salary

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Killing the “Dolans are Cheap” narrative with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-05

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The much-anticipated second part of the WFNY podcast with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie is here. For the record, this was recorded before Corey Kluber signed an extension with the team. We talk about the Cleveland Indians and their upcoming season in-depth. The “Dolanz are Cheapz” narrative Has the “Dolans are cheap” narrative been killed off? Trying

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Indians extend Corey Kluber for up to seven years

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Earlier Saturday, the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber were reportedly progressing in contract negotiations just days after CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman shared that the two sides are in contact, but chances for an extension are said to be “less than great.” The slightly positive news turned extremely positive Saturday night, however, as it is now being

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Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber extension talks “progressing”

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Corey Kluber’s future with the Cleveland Indians has been a hot topic ever since he surprised the baseball world and won the 2014 American League Cy Young award. The Tribe team has a history of trading away Cy Young winners, so his contract status been a nerve-wracking topic for some fans. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Jacob: Start the season already!

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I am starting to learn a thing or two the Cleveland Indians, and I want to keep that going. I have decided that 2015 is the year in which I will dive back into baseball after years of being only mildly familiar with the sport, and my anticipation for Opening Day is starting to boil over. I have missed

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In search of Corey Kluber’s smile

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From the very first pitch, Corey Kluber is locked in. He looks straight into the batter’s eyes. When he’s on the mound, Kluber has lifeless, black eyes, like a doll’s. When he comes at a hitter, he does not even seem alive until the pitch bites and those black eyes roll over white. And then, fans hear the terrible

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Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots

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The genesis for these articles was spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). Denny 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. To see exactly

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Sports Illustrated Cover: Why not the Indians?

OK, let’s get this out of the way: The last time the Cleveland Indians made the cover of Sports Illustrated’s MLB Preview, Corey Snyder and Joe Carter’s smiling faces were supposed to lead to an “uprising” that ultimately saw the Tribe lose 101 games in 1987. Fast forward to 2015 and the Tribe has the

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Pitchers

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I do not know much about the Cleveland Indians, and I want to change that. At some point within the past handful of years, I decided that baseball wasn’t my cup of tea anymore. The season was too long, as were the games that comprised it. I had gotten used to steroid-era stats, and couldn’t adjust to

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