While We’re Waiting … BDL Previews Cavs, Colts Scouting Report, Jack Hannahan’s Future

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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. Kickstarting their annual team previews, KD begins with at least some more optimistic words this year about Kyrie the Kid: “The Cleveland Cavaliers, once

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Indians Weekend Wrapup: Unimpressive Start To The Second Half

Derek Lowe

The long All-Star break brought about some hard truths for our Wahoos. While they were just two and half games out of first, their margin of error was (and is) a lot slimmer than their rivals, the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. The bats need to become more consistent one through nine. The starting

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Tribe 9, Jays 11: It Wasn’t As Close As It Appears, and That’s Ubaldo’s Fault

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This one was a doozy. The Cleveland Indians obviously should have lost by quite a bit more to Toronto Saturday afternoon, and that’s all on Ubaldo Jimenez. The former Colorado Rockies ace had his worst outing of 2012, exiting after just 2.1 innings pitched. Against the 18 batters he faced, he allowed eight runs on

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Indians All-Star Break Review: The Infielders

Jose Lopez

As we do each summer at WFNY when the Cleveland Indians hit the All-Star break, we take a look back at the four facets of the team on the field. There’s been been a lot to talk about with this club. Their 44-41 record is good enough for second in the American League Central, but

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Umpire admits mistake on Hannahan foul ball

In the seventh inning of last night’s game, Tribe third baseman Jack Hannahan hit a foul ball into the seats on the third base side. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise leaped into the stands and got leather on the ball, but did not make the catch. That didn’t stop umpire Mike DiMuro from calling it

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Report: Hannahan to begin rehab assignment

The Indians have announced that 3B Jack Hannahan will begin a rehab assignment for the Columbus Clippers tonight. The Clippers are at home for a series against Charlotte. Hannahan is batting .276 with 3 home runs and 18 RBI this season. 772 OPS and .345 SLG. According to manager Manny Acta, he will need four

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WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 6/6

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Every Wednesday, I bring you all the highlights from the week that was for the Cleveland Indians organization, along with some added insight on what it means for the major league squad. Over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen quite the flurry of roster moves by the MLB team. Following injuries to RHP Josh Tomlin,

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While We’re Waiting… Jeremy Lamb Rising, More NBA Draft Donuts, Hannahan DL Situation

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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. Yup, I’ve been drinking a lot of the Jeremy Lamb Kool-Aid lately. This is just another explanation of why: “4. Jeremy Lamb, University of

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WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 5/30

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Every Wednesday, I bring you all the highlights from the week that was for the Cleveland Indians organization, along with some added insight on what it means for the major league squad. The biggest call of the week seems to be the complex decision to promote 3B Lonnie Chisenhall back up from AAA Columbus. As

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Indians Make Roster Moves: Chisenhall Back, Asencio DFA’d

As expected, the Indians unveiled a series of roster moves this afternoon. On the pitching side of things, RHP Josh Tomlin was activated from the DL and RHP Jairo Asencio, ye’ of 5.96 ERA, was designated for assignment. At the hot corner, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was promoted back to Cleveland for the first time in

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Report: Tomlin Expected to Start Monday, Chisenhall Pulled Early

After last weekend’s disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, the Indians are on the verge of at least one roster move today. Injuries have decimated the lineup recently, but it’s not exactly certain what the transactions will be later today. Previously, it was announced that RHP Josh Tomlin would be

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Carlos Santana, Asdrubal Cabrera Removed From White Sox Game As Precaution

Friday night at US Cellular field went from bad to worst in the late innings, as both Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana were taken out of the game with apparent injuries. Manny Acta removed Cabrera in the 7th inning with what was later called hamstring tightness. Santana left the game in the 8th inning after

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Indians Option Zach McAllister to Columbus, Recall Diaz

With Jack Hannahan slow to recover from the back injury that has kept him out over the bulk of the last three weeks, the Indians have decided to recall shortstop Juan Diaz from Double-A Akron. To make room for Diaz, the team has opted to send starting pitcher Zach McAllister to Columbus. McAllister, in his

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Tribe Weekend Wrapup: The Pure Rage Edition

Chris Perez

Wow. What an interesting 48 hours it has been in Wahooland. Here the Indians sit atop the AL Central division, two and a half games ahead of the Chicago White Sox and three in front of the Detroit Tigers. They have won four of six and are in the midst of a big homestand. The

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Indians’ Jack Hannahan Undergoes MRI, Josh Tomlin Awaiting Another

An MRI performed on the back of Cleveland Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan has revealed mild inflammation around the area of the facet joints. The facet joints are found at every spinal level — except at the top — and provide about 20% of the twisting stability in the neck and low back. Hannahan, listed

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Indians 8, Red Sox 3: Hannahan, Brantley Batter Beckett as Tribe Fans Grin

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Let me just get this right out of the way off the top; I do not like Josh Beckett. Never have. Never will. Not only did he used to own the Indians, particularly during the 2007 ALCS where he wont both of his starts, but he also won a World Series title with the Florida

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Indians 6, White Sox 3: The Bases Loaded Hex, Jackie, and General Cramping

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What a crazy day in sports. NFL legend Junior Seau dies of an apparent suicide. Four current or former New Orleans Saints players were suspended for their roles in the NFL bounty scandal. The New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals in a triple overtime classic in the NHL Playoffs. There were three walk-off home run winners in

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Tribe Weekend Wrapup: Progressive Field Magic, Starting Pitching, and The Sun

Asrubal Cabrera

It was another odd weekend of baseball down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. In case you hadn’t heard (and judging by the attendance, you haven’t – ha ha) the Indians offense has just a tad bit of trouble scoring these days. This weekend was no exception. It certainly didn’t help matters when the

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Box Score: Indians 1, Angels 2

Torii Hunter hit his second homer in as many games against the Indians (10-9), as the Los Angeles Angels held on to win 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. The victory ended a five-game losing streak for the Angels (7-14). The game was delayed for over two hours to start the afternoon, with first pitch

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Is Jack Hannahan The Next Casey Blake?

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The following piece is something that I never thought I would write. I also still to this day cannot understand the immense love for Casey Blake that the Indians fans and the organization itself had for this guy. Readers of this site know that I have been a Blake hater for years. But nevertheless, I

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