In search of Corey Kluber’s smile

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From the very first pitch, Corey Kluber is locked in. He looks straight into the batter’s eyes. When he’s on the mound, Kluber has lifeless, black eyes, like a doll’s. When he comes at a hitter, he does not even seem alive until the pitch bites and those black eyes roll over white. And then, fans hear the terrible

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Nick Swisher Presents: Bro Cruise 2015

Nick Swisher Bro Cruise

Do you long for the scent of sun-baked fresh pomade? Ever find yourself pumping your fist in the air for no good reason? Are you waiting patently for the reunion season of Jersey Shore? Well iron up those tank tops, clean up those aviator sunglasses and pump your iPod up with all of the David

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WFNY Stats & Info: Brandon Phillips was right about OBP (and analytics)

Brandon Phillips

Did you happen to catch Brandon Phillips’ comments about on-base percentage? If you didn’t catch the thought-provoking and forward-thinking musings of the current Red and former Tribe second baseman, he had a lot to say to USA TODAY. He took a Louisville Slugger to the advanced analytic establishment, and rightfully so, I might add! “I

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Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots

Corey Kluber

The genesis for these articles was spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). Denny has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. To see exactly

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Watch the hysterical video of the Indians reading mean tweets

TonyMazur Swisher

The Cleveland Indians ripped this bit off from Jimmy Kimmel, but who cares? The execution was really great and delivered the kind of hysterical results you’d expect. My favorite is also the featured image here where Tony Mazur gets bro-slapped by Nick Swisher. I also appreciated the Jim Rosenhaus bit. And just getting a jump

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Anthony Swarzak makes Cleveland Indians roster; Josh Tomlin sent down

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Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak made the Cleveland Indians roster out of spring training, the team announced on Sunday morning. Starter Josh Tomlin was sent down to Triple-A Columbus. TJ House and Zach McAllister won out the final two rotation spots. Swarzak, 29, has spent his entire baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. A second-round

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Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: March 27, 2015

Cleveland Sports

Four weeks ago now, WFNY introduced the Cleveland Sports Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title will come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be

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Indians option Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus

Danny Salazar Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians have optioned pitcher Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus. This means Zach McAllister, T.J. House and Josh Tomlin will fight for the final two rotations spots for the Indians. The team has their first three rotation spots settled with Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer, so these final two spots will need to be decided

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Hitters

Cleveland Indians

I still do not know much about the Cleveland Indians, and I want to continue to change that. Tribe season is fast approaching, and I want to be able to talk about the team without people looking at me like they looked at Donald Trump when he said he was running for president. You see, I’m awfully

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Jose Ramirez's car plays a little shortstop

It’s understandable if the Indians want more speed on defense, but this is ridiculous. Jose Ramirez’s BMW was parked at his shortstop position when the team took the field at their Goodyear, Arizona facility Thursday morning. The youngster apparently has a reputation for parking his ride wherever he sees fit, and his teammates pranked him by putting it

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Indians’ Starting Rotation Battle Royale coming to a close

Cleveland Indians TJ House

As Palm Sunday is nearly upon us, the battle for the fourth and fifth starting positions in the Cleveland Indians pitching rotation has almost completed. So, before the announcement becomes official, let us take a look at how the pitchers have done this spring. The statistics from Spring Training are not a true measuring stick

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The Window Is Wide Open… Don’t Fall Out: 2015 Indians Preview

Original: Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

Rebuilding a baseball team takes exactly six years – or at least that’s how the Cleveland Indians’ meticulous approach has generally unfolded since the Hank Peters era. The Joe Carter trade in 1989 eventually begat the 1995 AL Champs. The blowing up of that dynasty after the 2001 season built the foundation for the 2007

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Uni Talk, The Lindor Truffle, and Super Troopers 2: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

License and registration. Do you know how fast you were clicking? I’ll let you off with a warning as we kick off another Thursday at WFNY: The Woof. There’s plenty to talk about, and I’m not going to phone it in like that Will guy did yesterday. Leading off, we’re talking uniforms. You guys know

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Indians ranked 25th in terms of MLB franchise value

Cleveland Indians

Good news if you’re an owner of a Major League Baseball team: Things have never been better! According to Forbes, the website and magazine for all things business, the average baseball team now worth a whopping $1.2 billion, 48% more than a year ago, the biggest year-over-year increase since they began tracking team values in

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Meaningless April? Not this year: 2015 Indians Preview

Cleveland Indians Carlos Santana

On a cold, damp and dreary evening in the middle of April, 2013, Terry Francona stood in front of a high-top table that was perched in the middle of the Cleveland Indians’ room to take in questions from the local contingent. His team was 3-5, having just dropped back-to-back games to the New York Yankees,

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Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

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Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:

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Sorting through the end of the roster: 2015 Indians Preview

Cleveland Indians

With just two weeks before the season begins in Houston, manager Terry Francona is not far from making the decisions that will shape the end of the Indians’ opening day roster. With spots up for grabs in the outfield, on the starting staff, and in the bullpen, the Tribe has some camp battles that are still

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Pitchers

Original: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

I do not know much about the Cleveland Indians, and I want to change that. At some point within the past handful of years, I decided that baseball wasn’t my cup of tea anymore. The season was too long, as were the games that comprised it. I had gotten used to steroid-era stats, and couldn’t adjust to

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Corey Kluber graces cover of Popular Mechanics magazine

He has earned the nickname “Klubot” for his stoic demeanor, and Corey Kluber has taken another step toward solidifying his association with the machine world in appearing on the cover of the April 2015 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. I do not subscribe to Popular Mechanics myself, but Kluber and his curveball delivery were featured in a series

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What I believe about the 2015 Cleveland Indians

Original: Chuck Crow/Plain Dealer

We have estimated in the past that only about ten percent of what we gather in Spring Training is actually useful. As such, I have been taking accounts of what I have witnessed during Spring Training. I will write what I believe, you can determine what truly matters, and I will hope to surpass the

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