Booooo-baldo – It is time to cut the cord

Ubaldo Jimenez

The Indians series with the Boston Red Sox certainly didn’t lack for storylines. First and foremost, you had the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place just after the Red Sox Patriots day game with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox came to Cleveland with heavy hearts to face their old manager Terry Francona. Tito did

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2011: #4 The Ubaldo Jimenez Trade

As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last three years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting our local sports scene. Each day through the rest of the year, we will be counting down from ten to one. We started

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Kipnis Or The Chiz…Which One Would You Part With?

With the Indians having already addressed their fifth starter spot in a quick, smart trade for veteran Derek Lowe, the focus will now shift to the badly needed right-handed bat. Letting CF Grady Sizemore walk into free agency frees up a $9 million hole in the payroll if you believe the Indians will indeed spend that.

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Cleveland Indians Announce Coaching Staff Changes and Drew Pomeranz Arrested

From the team’s official release- The Cleveland Indians and Manager MANNY ACTA today finalized the Major League Coaching Staff heading into the 2012 season. Today, the Indians promoted SCOTT RADINSKY to Pitching Coach and named DAVE MILLER Bullpen Coach and TOM WIEDENBAUER First Base Coach. Radinsky, 43, recently completed his second season as Cleveland’s Major

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Yes, They Are Still Playing

I know they have fallen off of radar screens all over Northeast Ohio after being swept by the Detroit Tigers Monday through Wednesday of last week, but believe it or not folks, the Indians still have some games left to play. After losing their fourth straight Thursday, an 8-1 laugher at the hands of the

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Carlos Carrasco to Have Tommy John Surgery – Out for 2012 Season

Rumors began to swirl last week that Carlos Carrasco would need Tommy John surgery – ending not only his 2011 season but almost certainly wiping out all of his 2012 season. Those rumors were confirmed this afternoon, with the AP’s Tom Withers, among others,  reporting that he will indeed undergo TJ surgery and have the

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Coming to Terms with the Ubaldo Jimenez Trade

Editor’s note: By now, you’ve seen Kirk’s thoughts on the trade. As promised, here’s Part II from Jon Steiner The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Indians find themselves in an odd position.  After ten years of trading current talent for future hopes, the front office did an about-face, and traded away four

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Strange Days in Wahooland

Did anything special go on this weekend in Wahooland? Nah, nothing really. Just your basic blowout loss, followed by a walk-off win, a blockbuster trade, and another bad loss to the last-place Kansas City Royals. Other than that, nothing really exciting happened at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. If we learned anything this weekend,

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians on Verge of Trading Drew Pomeranz, Alex White for Ubaldo Jimenez

Denver Post Colorado Rockies beat reporter Troy Renck is reporting that the Indians are near completing a trade of highly-touted pitching prospects Drew Pomeranz and Alex White for Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies. Renck went so far as to tweet that the deal was done.  Both Pomeranz and White were scratched from their scheduled

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians Still in on Ubaldo Jimenez; Willing to Part with Pomeranz?

The Denver Post’s Troy Renck wrote last night that, despite their equivocations, the Colorado Rockies are definitely sellers as the trade deadline rapidly approaches.  The big prize of this trade deadline season is Rockies’ ace Ubaldo Jimenez.  In a late evening supplement piece, he reported that the Indians were discussing Drew Pomeranz with the Rockies

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Why The Indians Shouldn’t Trade For Jose Reyes

Before we even get started, let’s not pretend like the Indians were ever truly in the market to trade prospects for a guy on a contract year making $11 million with the prospect of making Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford type money.  The Indians have made it clear that this couldn’t be further removed from

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While We’re Waiting… Cavs Draft Strategies, Indians Draft Prospects, Actaball

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. More on the Cavs draft: “If the [trade exception] is going to be used, I continue to think that will happen on Draft Night. 

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Cleveland’s Rotation: Deep Enough to Dream

I really don’t have anything against ESPN writer Keith Law. His article the other day really bothered me though. Particularly his comments about the Tribe’s young pitching staff. Where I doubt Cleveland most is on the run-prevention side of the ledger. The two fluky starts by Mitch Talbot weren’t signs of things to come anyway,

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About Those Indians Pitching Prospects: Ranking the Starters

We’ve already covered all the usual storylines for the Cleveland Indians before the start of the 2011 season. From projections to five main topics, to Travis Hafner, Matt LaPorta, the fifth starter and the second base conundrum, it seems that we have covered everything possible about the MLB squad. But one item lurking on the

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Grading the Indians Prospects, For Serious

I really wish I could properly evaluate prospects.  It would be so great to have well-informed and cogent opinions on all the players coming up through the Indians’ farm system.  I would be able to provide insight and opinion, critical evaluation, and future projections.  But I can’t.  I don’t have the time to do all

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The Boots: Crucial 2011 Season for Top Cleveland Indians Prospects

The Boots are my form of reporting current information from around the sports world. Boot Ups and Boot Downs are assigned to various events, people or stories as I now use for the University of Dayton’s Flyer News. For possible topics in future articles, e-mail us at Tips@WaitingForNextYear.com. Boot Up: Reflective Rankings – Three baseball

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Your Top 10 Indians Prospects for the 2011 MLB Season

Every year, Baseball America provides us with the list of players who – if all goes as planned – will be the future of the Cleveland Indians franchise.  Or, as the cynics like to call, “the list of future New York Yankees!!”  Get it?  Because they have higher annual payrolls! Well, thankfully, this year is

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What the 2010 Indians’ Draft Signings Mean

TD gave us all the details this morning, but I wanted to throw my two cents in on the draft signings from yesterday, and what they tell me about the organization moving forward. The Tribe spent close to $10 million to sign 27 of their 50 draft picks.  That doesn’t sound like a lot of

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2010 MLB Draft: Indians Await Signing of Drew Pomeranz and Others

With roughly two days left until the deadline, the Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with two of their first eight selections in the most recent MLB draft.  Chief among the unsigned players is first-rounder Drew Pommeranz, the 6-foot-5-inch left-hander out of Ole Miss. With Pomeranz being drafted out of high school and opting for

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SABR-Toothed Triber: Vetting the Top Draft Picks—Stats & Scouts

It’s old news by now, but the MLB draft is now complete, and the Indians walked away with a boatload of (read: 50)  new, young players.  Between now and August 16th, the job is to sign as many of the picks as possible and assign them to the minor league system to continue their development.

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