Chris Perez, the Alex Mack contract extension and farewell to D’Qwell Jackson? – WFNY Podcast – 2013-08-07

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On Mondays I talk to Scott Raab, but I don’t talk to WFNY’s own Scott nearly often enough. We found some time to do it up podcast style. We discussed Chris Perez, and the Browns’ salary cap situation. Ariel Helwani and his awesome video blog show setup Jamison Hensley’s video from Berea was an embarrassment

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How good of a starting prospect is Danny Salazar?

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The Cleveland Indians must have seen something in Danny Salazar before everyone else — and their early belief has paid off in a big way. After the 2011 season, Cleveland’s organization surprised a lot of people by placing the 21-year-old right-hander on the official 40-man roster. Salazar actually had only made 15 starts in the

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Tampa Bay Rays closing in on Roberto Hernandez / Fausto Carmona

After seven seasons with the Indians, it appears that Roberto Hernandez (Carmona) will not be back again. After a wild off-season that saw his true identity revealed, and a mostly down 2012 when he finally did appear in some games, Hernandez is reportedly close to signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. #Rays close to signing

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Roberto Hernandez Gets Visa, Will Be In Cleveland This Weekend And Then Serve 3-Week MLB Suspension

Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was granted a visa and will return to the United States on Saturday night and meet with reporters at Progressive Field on Sunday, according to Paul Hoynes of the The Plain Dealer. Stephen Payne, the lobbyist who worked on the right-handed pitcher’s behalf, told Hoynes that

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Paul Dolan: “A Year Ago, There was a Rumor with Fausto”

In a lengthy sit-down with Terry Pluto, Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan opened up about a variety of topics including the recent arrest, renamining and subsequent contract renegotiations of Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona. “About a year ago, there was a rumor that there was something with Fausto,” Dolan said. “These type of

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Is Ubaldo’s 2010 Fausto’s 2007?

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Everyone in the baseball universe has essentially said the same thing about the chances for the Indians to compete with the Detroit Tigers for the AL Central crown. They will not be able to hang unless Ubaldo Jimenez finds his old form and pitches like the the top of the rotation starter that Chris Antonetti

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Report: Indians restructure contract for Roberto Hernandez (Carmona)

According to Jon Heyman of CBS sports, the Cleveland Indians have restructured the contract of Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona)- “Sources: fausto carmona (heredia) contract has been restrcutured/reduced. 2012 salary was lowered and 1 option eliminated” “Carmona (heredia) was to make $7M in 2012. Now far less than that. #indians have no comment on situation.” So,

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Report: Fausto Carmona / Roberto Hernandez gets charges dropped

The long nightmare that has been Robert Hernandez’ life over the last few months might be over. According to an ESPN report, the former Mr. Carmona has struck a deal. Dominican Republic prosecutors say Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez has agreed to a deal to have false identity charges against him dropped in return for

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MLB News: Indians name Justin Masterson opening day starter

The question of whether it would be Ubaldo Jimenez or Justin Masterson on opening day has been answered and Masterson is getting the nod. The 6’6″ 26 year-old had a pretty impressive year last year for the Tribe winning 12 games with a 3.21 ERA for the year. Masterson was a workhorse too, starting 33

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Roberto Hernandez Urging Young Dominicans to “Be Honest”

It didn’t take very long for Fausto Carmona to officially become Roberto Hernandez. But it took even less time for Hernandez to turn his arrest and subsequent name change into a story to be used for future generations. Per The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes: Hernandez has been visiting independent baseball camps on the island since

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Antonetti: Fausto Carmona is Officially Roberto Hernandez

In a recent sit-down with the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti stated that the team has received documentation that starting pitcher Fausto Carmona is officially named Roberto Hernandez (Heredia). Arrested in January under suspicion of false identity, Hernandez, who was the recent recipient of a $7 million club option under his alias, was

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MLB Rumors: Indians Working on Deal for SP Jon Garland

The Cleveland Indians are apparently looking to corner the market on soft-throwing, location-based right handers as the team is reportedly in the mix for veteran starting pitcher Jon Garland. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians are “working on” a deal for Garland, 32, with apparent hopes of providing another inning-eating starter on a

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Setting the Lines for the 2012 Indians

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I like very much when people take firm and decisive stands on things.  For example, “I don’t drink. It’s against my religion.” Or “I’m a vegetarian; it’s the only ethical stance to take.” Or “I believe that Gremlins are real and breeding in the sewers of Montreal.” I bring this up not because I am

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Tribe Offseason Review and What Happens After 2013?

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We are so close to pitchers and catchers reporting to Arizona, that baseball starved fans like me can taste it. Football season officially ended Sunday with the New York Giants holding the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in four years. While I am a hardcore college basketball junkie (which in this town is like

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While We’re Waiting… Competing in the AL Central, More ID Fraud Coming and a Brian Sipe Sighting

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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. The only division we can compete in? “Outside of the Fielder deal, while teams in the other divisions have improved, the teams in the

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While We’re Waiting… Fausto’s Future, Tribe Prospects and Potential Draft Picks

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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 “For years, we would read about Fausto going to the Dominican Republic in the off-season to “work on his farm” and keep a low-profile,

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Can Kevin Slowey Replace “Fausto Carmona”?

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Other than noting the unfortunate nature of the whole story, I don’t have much to say about the pitcher formerly known as Fausto.  From what I can gather, it sounds like he’s not going to make it to Spring Training.  Which, I believe, means he’ll be put on the “restricted” list, a form of MLB

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While We’re Waiting… Baseball’s Age Problem, Tight End Depth and Winning the Hickson Trade

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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 “A lot of people may fault Carmona, but he is a product of a bad system. Major League Baseball is doing their best to

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Audio: Craig with Ken Silverstein on 92.3 WFAN – 1/21/2012

I was on for a few minutes talking Indians and Cavs with Ken Silverstein at 92.3 the Fan. We talked a bit about Kyrie Irving and his development so far.  We talked about the Cavs needing to make it to the lottery, not the playoffs.  Finally we talked about Fausto Carmona and his overnight change

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While We’re Waiting…Fausto Apologizes, Tribe Trades for Slowey, And On Cavs Last Rebuild

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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 On Tribe’s deal for Kevin Slowey: “The Cleveland Indians haven’t had the most exciting offseason in the history of the franchise, though things are certainly changing.

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