Indians

Fausto….errrrr…. Roberto…. Where Do We Go From Here?

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Just when you thought you had seen it all in Wahooland, along comes a doozy that leaves everyone scratching their heads. The man we all knew as Fausto Carmona, a 28-year old starting pitcher who has been a fixture in the Indians rotation since bursting onto the scene as the power-sinking stud who won 19

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Indians

Is David Huff a New Pitcher? Maybe So.

I’ve not always done a good job of hiding my contempt for the sort of pitcher David Huff became over the last several years. After flirting with some real upside early in his MLB career, he appeared to settle into the sort of mediocrity that has been typified most notably by Jeremy Sowers.  That is

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Indians

Tribe Weekend Review: Banged Up Tribe Takes Two From Twins

Lets start with the good news. Your Cleveland Indians took the first two games over the weekend against the Minnesota Twins with their spectacular pitching leading the way. Chris Perez closed back to back games for the first time since in June.  Shin-Soo Choo returned from the DL after a six-week hiatus. They have won

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Indians

On the Wisdom of Sending David Huff to Columbus

What if I told you we have a pitcher under club control for the next four seasons who is striking out more than 7.5 batters per nine innings, walking about 2.0, and hasn’t allowed a home run yet this season? Now what if I told you that pitcher was David Huff, who just got optioned

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Indians

Bullpen Mafia Struggling; Ellsbury Wins it for Boston in the 9th

What’s not to like about Boston? Plenty. Those pesky Red Sox gave us another reason to dislike them tonight, winning in walk-off style with three consecutive singles in the ninth off Vinnie Pestano. It wasted a good albeit short effort from David Huff and two homers from rookies Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall. The Tribe

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Indians

Breaking: Indians Send Grady Sizemore to the DL

Following last night’s loss to the Orioles, we knew the Indians would have to make a roster move in order to bring up David Huff for a spot start. Carrerra was the likely odd man out. That was before Grady Sizemore stumbled rounding first base. Today the Indians made room for Huff by putting Grady

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Indians

Ready or Not: Alex White Getting the Nod?

Carlos Carrasco is officially going on the DL after not feeling capable of throwing a bullpen session yesterday.  You all probably know how much I like Carrasco, so I consider this quite a blow to the rotation.  You can read about my Carrasco obsession here or here or here.  Suffice it to say, I think

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Indians

Huffing and Puffing

When Mitch Talbot’s injury was made public, a week or so after the inciting incident, I was not in a particularly good mood.  I felt that the team had intentionally misled reporters and lied to fans.  Perhaps I shouldn’t get so worked up about things like these—things that don’t really matter much in the larger

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Indians

Manny Acta’s Twitter Account Goes Big Time

Though Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta was once firmly opposed to social media, the second-year skipper’s Twitter account has become quite the talking point. Recently featured in ESPN The Magazine, Acta’s microblogging feed has been deemed a must-follow for the “MLB’s most Twitter-friendly team.”  Becoming the fourth manager in the big leagues to set up

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Indians

Pleading the Fifth on Tribe’s Rotation

If I count correctly, the Indians will enter Spring Training with four of the five rotations spots already accounted for.  Of course, things could change between now and April, but the word coming out of the front office continues to suggest that Carmona, Masterson, Carrasco and Talbot are all but guaranteed a rotation spot. Fausto

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Clippers

IL Playoffs Game 1: Clippers 18, Bulls 5 – That Just Happened.

Clippers 18, Bulls 5 – (box) Series: COL leads, 1-0 If you could script the first game of a baseball playoff series, what would you write? If it were me, it would be something like: “My starting pitcher would work seven solid innings, and my offense would jump out early and make the other team

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Indians

Carlos Carrasco Returns to Cleveland in September

A bright light is appearing down with the Columbus Clippers in the midst of the Indians’ recent summer struggles. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been cruising recently following a forearm injury and he looks to earn an easy promotion to Cleveland as September rolls around. Considering the recent misfourtunes of Justin Masterson, this could be a

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Indians

Indians 8, Tigers 2: Welcome to the Second Half of the Season

In typical fashion, the Indians started off the second half with a bang Friday night, smashing the Detroit Tigers 8-2 at Progressive Field. Jake Westbrook looked like he was on pace for a off night after allowing an RBI single to Miguel Cabrera in the first, but the Tribe offense responded quickly to take over

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Indians

Indians All Star Break Analysis – The Rotation

In the third of a five-part series, WFNY will take a look at your last place Cleveland Indians. After examining the infield, and the outfield we will delve into the starting rotation. The single biggest question mark coming into the season, the Tribe’s starters have been a mix of hot and cold. When Spring Training

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