Buster Olney: Indians have second-best starting rotation in baseball

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Is it April yet?

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2015 WFNY Author Spotlight : Best of Michael Bode

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WFNY is proud of our assortment of writers and are especially grateful to be blessed with its daily readership. As part of our year-end festivities, WFNY has put together an Author Spotlight series to allow the readers to get to know the writers a bit better by pulling back the curtain on their thoughts and

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WFNY Stats and Info: Indians starting pitching still getting kudos

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We know Corey Kluber and Danny Salazar were filthy, but just *how* filthy were they?

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MLB Hot Stove: Indians cannot afford to trade elite starting pitching

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Why is thinking the Indians should keep their starting pitching sound controversial these days?

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MLB Hot Stove: Should the Indians go all-in on 2016?

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How far should the Cleveland Indians go to build their 2016 roster? Craig and Michael discuss.

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MLB Hot Stove: Reactions to lots of Indians tweets

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On Wednesday, I wrote I was frustrated as the Indians merely talked while other clubs were taking action. As is oft to happen during the hot stove season, a rumor came out almost immediately after posting about my frustration that the Indians are in deep conversations about acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians asked for A.J. Pollock in return for Danny Salazar

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A.J. Pollock would look mighty good in a Tribe uniform.

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Maybe I’m wrong about the Indians

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“Maybe I’m wrong” is a phrase I repeat multiple times a day. It is not only a song with a great riff from the Blues Traveler1 , but the phrase serves a balancing purpose for anyone with enough hubris to make predictions and projections in the wildly varying sport that is baseball. I had such

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C-Cap Recap: High Water Marks

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The Tribe finishes above .500 for the year, which is pretty good! (If you forget about those pesky preseason predictions.)

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Ball Played: Indians stumble in (Chevy) Chase for AL Wild Card

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When one pitch really does make the difference.

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Ball Played: Lindor, Indians laugh in the face of adversity

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Francisco Lindor and the Indians sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AL with a 5-1 win over the Royals.

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Weekend Recap: Indians still lurking beneath surface

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Despite much better play in August that has continued into September, the Cleveland Indians have struggled to move above the .500 mark on the season. However, due to a weaker than usual American League Wild Card field, the Indians have been able to remain lurking just behind the other contenders. After winning two of three

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2015 Cleveland Indians: Version 2.0

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One might find themselves wondering how the Cleveland Indians have been able to charge back into contention for the American League postseason. How did a team that started the year 7-14 in April become a team that could sweep a fellow Wild Card contender in the Los Angeles Angels and then give the American League

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Ball Played: Is it October yet?

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The atmosphere along with the game itself would have felt right at home in October. Both the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians were fully engaged from the first pitch through the last out, and so was the extraordinarily loud Rogers Centre. There was great pitching, awesome defensive plays, clutch performances, and, most importantly, a

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Next Up for the Indians: The funny game of baseball in the month of September

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September often becomes a game of chutes and ladders for MLB hopefuls.

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Next Up for the Cleveland Indians: Football Season

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You could say the Indians have moved up into a tie for third place in the American League Central Division. Or you could very well say they’re in a tie with the Chicago White Sox as the fifth worst team in the AL. As the late Jonathan Winters used to say, “Clean mind, clean body

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Video: Danny Salazar credits grip change for recent success

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He may have lost on Saturday thanks to two early home runs, but Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar was carrying a 1.48 ERA in his previous seven starts. We found out during Saturday’s contest that Salazar has changed the grip of his two-seam fastball through the course of the season and has started to experience

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Video: Cleveland’s *other* Big Three?

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Trevor Bauer may have had a rough night on Tuesday, but three of his Cleveland Indians teammates are one hell of a roll. Take a look at the video above which aired just before the 9-1 loss, discussing the recent pitching statistics of Tribe starters Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar. While the records

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Bode Plots: The Salazar Paradox

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We tend to view fortune in sports in binary terms. This player has been lucky. That player has been unlucky. However, is it possible for a player to both be fortunate and unfortunate at the same time? Such has seemingly been the case with Danny Salazar’s post All-Star break starts, as his sterling 1.76 ERA,

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Ball Played: Sorry, but I still love these guys

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Terry Francona spent Tuesday with his good friend John Farrell1. The two began a friendship in 1988 as members of the Cleveland Indians, one which has continued over the years. So, when John Farrell, now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and his first chemotherapy session happened to coincide with

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