TD talks Tribe off-season and Browns quarterbacks – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-18

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The Cleveland Indians are under-represented on the podcast at times just because it’s not my main main focus. That’s what makes it so great when TD comes on to talk Tribe. Here’s all that we talked about. Indians off-season bringing in Brandon Moss Gavin Flioyd as Scott Kazmir Jose Ramirez and how Craig almost forgot about

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MLB.com looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Tribe

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Have you ever wondered how all that live game data gets updated on live game trackers? Well, wonder no more. MLB.com posted on Cleveland Craigslist that they are looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Cleveland Indians. Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from the MLB ballparks, which provides the data used in the

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Can Gavin Floyd be the 2015 Scott Kazmir?

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When Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti and his team set off for San Diego and the Winter Meetings last week, there were two things at the top of their wish list: Adding a middle-of-the-order bat and improving the pitching staff. Earlier this month, they were able to cross the first item off with the acquisition of

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Indians sign Gavin Floyd to bolster rotation

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The Indians front office knew they had to improve the starting rotation this off-season. To do so, they have signed right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million deal. Floyd can receive an additional $6 million if he reaches certain performance bonuses throughout the season if he reaches a certain number of starts and

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WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day Seven

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row

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Progressive Field Renovations — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 10

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six

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My Sportsman of the Year: Terry Francona

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Browns QB wins, Kluber’s future salary and Dion Waiters tweets: While We’re Waiting

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Cleveland Browns thoughts entering week 15… Sunday’s game is exciting. I’m pretty pumped to be there. It’s not too often that’s the case for any Browns team this late in the season. But these are special circumstances: The 7-6 Cleveland football team is starting its Hollywood-like QB against the 8-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals. Of course, the

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Justin Masterson drawing interest in free agency

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The Clevealnd Indians lost interest in Justin Masterson, especially as his on-field performance shrunk in 2014. He was eventually traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect. We’ll see what the free agency market yields in the way of dollars, but right now there are at least two teams interested in Masterson that have made

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Brandon Moss: Fits like a glove

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So, you all wanted more power in the lineup? Well now you’ve got it. The Cleveland Indians shipped a prospect out and brought in an All-Star. Nice to be on the other side of things for once, isn’t it? Brandon Moss, a 31-year old power hitter with two years left of team control, is your new

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Tribe trade, Johnny Manziel and the Serial Podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-08

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There were some slight audio issues talking to Jon from WFNY, but things got mostly better as we went along. We haven’t chatted in quite a while so it was good to catch up with Jon and let him tell us all we need to know about Brandon Moss. Here’s what else we talked about…

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Indians acquire A’s power hitter Brandon Moss

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The Indians have made their first big move of the offseason today in acquiring Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics. In exchange for Moss, the Tribe sent minor league infielder Joey Wendle to Oakland. Last season in Oakland, Moss hit .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 147 games. He was selected to the 2014

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MLB Winter Meetings Primer: The Indians Won’t Stand Pat

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The 2014 MLB Winter Meetings week is here! There has been lots of speculation and rumors already leading up the the convention of GMs, agents, and players looking for work that will take place at the Hilton Bayfront in beautiful San Diego, California. What, you thought it was going to be in Milwaukee? Every team comes to

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My Sportsman of the Year: Michael Brantley

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Tampa Bay Rays hire Indians coach Kevin Cash as new manager

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Over the past two seasons, the Cleveland Indians pitching staff has been a constant surprise. The development of starters like Corey Kluber, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Carrasco and more have propelled the Tribe to back-to-back successful campaigns. Two of the unheralded coaches behind this success are pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Well,

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Indians and As expected to make a deal Friday

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While unwilling to trade for one of the best third basemen in the game of baseball, could Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti have something else up his sleeve when it comes to a deal with the Oakland Athletics? The Indians have been recently linked to As infielder Brandon Moss, with deal that could reportedly

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The Manziel vs. Hoyer debate, Serial podcast and more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-04

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I got Dave Sterling (@dimoko) on the line and we talked about a variety of topics. The awkwardness of having blogging as a hobby sometimes The awkwardness of podcasting as a hobby Trying to explain these hobbies to in-laws and friends Watching football at a party with a notebook PC Serial Podcast and how it’s not

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Yan Gomes, Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber among Grantland’s most valuable

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He may be a “no-name,” but Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes finds himself ranked ahead of stars like St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright, Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki and Atlanta’s Freddy Freeman in Grantland’s latest list of trade value within Major League Baseball. Gomes, ranked 25th in all of baseball, is one of three members of the Tribe

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The Cavs are excellent in first quarters and oh hey, Taylor Swift: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Thursday, WFNYers. Here’s what is on my mind of late… The Cleveland Cavaliers and their sensational first quarters. Check out this NBA.com/stats data: In first quarters, the Cavs rank first in ORTG at 117.9. They rank first in Net Rating at +17.9. They rank ninth in DRTG at 100.1. Overall, the Cavs rank sixth

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