MLB: Shin-Soo Choo and his agent eye Jayson Werth and Carl Crawford deals

People in Cleveland loved Shin-Soo Choo, yet had very little issue with him being traded to the Cincinnati Reds during last off-season. Most of the reason that Indians fans were alright with the deal is due to Choo’s free agency which is happening right now. According to Jon Heyman, Choo’s expectations for his next contract

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Antonetti pulls off a coup for Choo

Trevor Bauer

To quote the great Nick Gilbert…. “What’s Not To Love?” I have killed Chris Antonetti time and time again for his head scratching roster decisions, but none of those will be mentioned in this piece. I am here to stand up, clap, and give the much maligned Tribe GM his proper due. Throughout this offseason,

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Perez Speaks, Perez Implodes, Pronk Slams, Donald Wins It In The 12th

Jason Donald

The Indians had just two games left entering last night’s tilt. You know how on those day games before a team hits the road for a long trip, they usually swing the bats as if they can’t wait to get out of town? Well both the Indians and the White Sox spent last night playing

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Rangers 6 Indians 4: At Least They Kept It Close, Right?

Russ Canzler

When you are a bad team like the Indians are, you have no margin for error. When your four through nine in your lineup reads Russ Canzler, Matt LaPorta, Brent Lillibridge, Jason Donald, Thomas Neal, Ezequiel Carrera and you are playing the Texas Rangers, you are going to need not to play perfect baseball, but

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Tribe Wins Second Straight Behind Ubaldo


With so much harsh Tribe baseball for our viewing displeasure recently, last night was a refreshingly positive game. The Indians got good pitching and hit enough to take the series opener against the Red Sox 5-3. Ubaldo Jimenez stacked up the strikeouts against the BoSox to collect his ninth win of the season, Chris Perez

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Indians Weekend Wrapup: Defying The Odds

Shin-Soo Choo Jose Lopez

I swear I will never be able to figure out this particular Indians club. They entered Baltimore on a five-game losing streak, looking as bad as they have all season. The offense couldn’t score in Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a fist full of hundreds, and the pitching had become extremely suspect. It was (and

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Indians recall Jason Donald, Lonnie Chisenhall to DL

The Tribe officially placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenall on the DL with a fractured wrist and recalled infielder Jason Donald. WTAM’s Nick Camino tweets: #Indians recall INF Jason Donald from Triple-A Columbus. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall put on DL. — Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) June 30, 2012 The 27-year old Donald, a career .264 hitter, is batting

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

wednesday wahoo

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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McAllister, Lopez Recalled From Columbus, Tomlin To DL, Donald Optioned

The Indians made two roster moves before tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox. First, they recalled Zach McAllister from Columbus to make the start in place of Josh Tomlin. Tomlin, who injured his right wrist reportedly gripping the ball too hard in his last start on Monday, was placed on the 15-day DL. 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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Up is Down. Left is Right. Jack Hannahan is…Good?

Jack Hannahan

It’s easy to forget that Jack Hannahan is still a Major League Baseball player—at least in part—because of Gavin Floyd. Because until Floyd broke Jason Donald’s left hand with a high-and-tight fastball on March 6 of last year, Donald was slated to be the Indians’ bridge to Lonnie Chisenhall.  The best laid plans of Mark

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While We’re Waiting… Ubaldo’s disposition, Jason Donald and Hannahan!


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 Interesting piece from this weekend on Ubaldo Jimenez- “Nearly eight months after being dumped by the Rockies, Jimenez still struggles to gain command of

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Only Losers Live Here: Re-imagining What Might Have Been In The Cliff Lee Trade


It is a sore subject for Tribe fans as it should be. Back on July 29th of 2009, the Indians sent Cy Young award winning starting pitcher Cliff Lee to Philadelphia. At the time, the Phillies were streaking towards the postseason while the Indians were in full regression mode. It was the second consecutive year in

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Significant Nothings: Thoughts on The Indians & Spring Training

Jason Michaels

As I continue to battle my annual case of Spring Training writer’s block,* I thought I’d just ramble a bit about some of the Tribe issues on my mind. Left Field – I keep wondering: how was this team so ill-equipped to handle the inevitability of an injured Grady Sizemore? Had no one in the

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Grady Injury Leaves the Tribe Behind the Eight Ball


I said it last week. I said it three months ago. I said it when the season ended. The Indians needed to cut ties with the Grady Sizemore era.  The reasons were simple: The guy has a broken down body, his skills are eroding, and the Indians cannot afford to bank on a guy that

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Tribe On Tour: A Success For the Kids


The Indians do as much as they can from a PR standpoint to reach out to the community and engage with their fans. Its something they obviously must do, considering the economics of our market. The Tribe was dealt a significant blow this past week when the rival Detroit Tigers decided to replace the injured

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Jason Donald: Trade Bait or Center Fielder?


Most of this off-season, I’ve been hoping the Indians trade Jason Donald. This stance developed for two main reasons, neither of which had anything to do with a lack of confidence in Jason Donald. First, I really do think Donald has some legitimate value, which might at first seem an odd reason to want to

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Assessing the Indians Offseason Options: A Look at our Trade Chips

There arises a certain degree of skepticism among Indians fans when the subject of signing free agents is mentioned.  This feeling is not without cause, nor is it worth going into any great detail searching for an explanation.  We know that whatever free agents we add are likely to be of the complementary nature—a utility

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Jason Kipnis Is Out Today, But Joe Haden Appears Available

First the bad news.  Jason Kipnis, who has been lighting the baseball world on fire lately, is out of the starting lineup again today for the second straight game.  This from Dennis Manoloff of the PD earlier this morning: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will not start for a second straight game because of an injury to his

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Jason Donald Called Up

With fan favorite Orlando Cabrera shipped to San Francisco, the Indians filled his roster spot this morning by calling up Jason Donald from AAA Columbus.  In 88 games last year, Donald had a .253 batting average (.690 OPS) with 75 hits and 24 RBIs in 296 at-bats.  He is best remembered for legging out an

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