Brandon Moss on Tribe fan angst: “I can’t blame them”

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Fans, the Tribe hear you loud and clear. Losing seven of their last nine games and falling 12 games behind the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals, the Indians have been in a downward spiral since the minute the Cleveland Cavaliers handed them the baton of fan attention. They have scored 66 runs in June, the fewest

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SI names Indians’ Jason Kipnis AL MVP leader

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Already named the AL Player of the Month for May, Jason Kipnis has kept up the torrid pace at the plate to accompany excellent defense in the field to garner more prestigious consideration than mere player of the month awards. On Thursday, Sport Illustrated‘s Cliff Corcoran updated his AL MVP Award’s Watch to list Jason

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Ball Played: Indians literally drop the ball

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Sometimes, one play can summarize a larger facet of a season. No single play can ultimately change an entire season especially in the third of a six month season. One play, however, can certainly serve as a symbol for what has occurred during said season. In 2014, the defensive struggles of the entire season for the

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Mid-Term Evaluation

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F or much of this baseball season, I have not been paying terribly close attention to the Indians. Basketball has dominated my attention for much of the past two months or so, but hoops season has come to a close, and it’s time to look to the diamond. I’ve caught some games on the radio

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C-Cap Recap: Three Games, Three Runs, One Walk-Off

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While the Cleveland Indians spent much of the weekend celebrating the 20-year reunion of their storied 1995 roster — a team with a ridiculous .839 collective OPS — the current incarnation of the club seemed determined to show its nostalgic fan base just how rare and precious the commodity of offense has become in 2015. In a

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WFNY Stats & Info: Indians offense struggling mightily with runners on base

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Not all is completely lost for the season with the Cleveland Indians and their 31-35 record. Of course, with the team’s starting pitching, anything might be possible down the stretch of the final 96 games. But one key might just be better situational hitting. For years, folks in the sabermetric community have railed against stats

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LeBron James, David Blatt, Johnny Manziel, and the Tribe – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-18

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I grabbed TD to help everyone get ready for the Indians now that the Cavaliers are officially done. Before we got to the Tribe though, TD and I discussed the Cavs, David Blatt and Johnny Manziel. [Click here to download this episode directly] NBA Free and LeBron James fever with the Cleveland Cavaliers How good

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Ball Played: Kipnis steals the Lindor show in Indians win

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National League rules are infuriating. The American and global economy have shown the value in specializing in all fields, yet MLB still requires one of the more incredibly specialized fields needing a ridiculously rare skillset (pitching) to also attempt to also professionally do another specialized job. It is akin to having a heart surgeon control

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Ball Played: Corey’s special Ks not enough in KC

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The Kansas City Royals were determined to not allow Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber to work them deep into counts, which inevitably seem to end in strike outs. The Royals entered Wednesday’s game still as the most difficult team to strike out in baseball, while also leading in batting average. The Royals, however, also had

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Win one, did the Kipper: Jason Kipnis wins AL Player of the Month

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After putting together one of the best months in Cleveland Indians history, Jason Kipnis was rewarded on Thursday when MLB announced that he won the American League Player of the Month for the month of May. This is Kipnis’ second AL Player of the Month Award, with the first coming in June 2013. In 29 games in

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Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley climbing in All-Star voting (but still need help)

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One of the hottest teams in baseball, the Cleveland Indians are not only playing very well, but now some of their players are also gaining ground in the All-Star voting. On Monday, the MLB released their first update in the All-Star voting. The two Indians who have the best shot of making the All-Star Game, at least at

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Fighting culture of negativity, FIFA, and B.B. King: While We’re Waiting

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Hi, everybody! You’ve tried the best, now try the rest as I take a fill-in day for Andrew “The Rock” Schnitkey, and please try to remember that inflammable means flammable (what a country!). I always have a bunch of random thoughts that sometimes meld into a consistent thread, so we shall see where my mind

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Indians players and coaches shave heads in support of Mike Aviles’ daughter

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Many fans may sometimes forget at times, but professional athletes have actual lives (outside of sports) as well, just like every other person in the world. For Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles, baseball became an afterthought earlier in May, when his four year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia. In support of Aviles’ family and Adriana

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Ball Played: Indians continue Cleveland celebration

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The Cleveland Indians missed a fantastic opportunity on Tuesday night as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers spilled out from Quicken Loans Arena in pure jubilation to chaotically celebrate the Cavs punching their NBA Finals ticket for the first time since 2007. Many of those fans found their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Michael

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Ball Played: Indians cannot hang on by their fingernails in loss

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Going into Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, it had been mentioned but not truly quantified that the Cleveland Indians offense has been much improved during the month of May. Much of the offensive improvement is rightfully attributed to the outstanding month of Jason Kipnis, but the overall team statistics have risen more than

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Next Up: Indians vs. Rangers in Cleveland

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First, a two-word summation of the three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds: Sweet sweep! Next come the Texas Rangers for a three-game series to finish up Cleveland’s six-game homestand. The Indians’ current six-game winning streak began with them taking the final three games of the four played in Chicago against the White Sox on May

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Ball Played: Bauer defeats Indians’ man of constant sorrow

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On May 7, 2015 Jose Quintana made his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox against the Cleveland Indians. At the time, he was seemingly a random left-handed pitcher from Columbia whom the White Sox needed in long relief after starter Phil Humber had surrendered eight runs in less than three innings of work. In

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Next Up: Indians vs. White Sox

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Fresh off their first series win since awaaaaay back on April 9, the Cleveland Indians head to Chicago to play the White Sox in a four-game, Monday-through-Thursday series. They’ll be playing at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of Chicago and all games have an 8:10 p.m. start time (for you eastern time zone

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C-Cap Recap: Hip to Be Kip(nis)

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The Indians took two out of three from the Texas Rangers in Arlington over the weekend; their first outright series win since the opening week of the season. That’s objectively good news. So is the resurgence of Jason Kipnis, whose offensive performance over the past week has earned him a legitimate place in the all-time

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Ball Played: Surprise! Defense and ex-Tribe bats haunt Indians

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The St. Louis Cardinals are the epitome of a well-run franchise1 . It might be impossible to know if it is more imperative to draft the correct player or develop the player correctly, but the Cardinals have the best assembly line coming out of their farm system in MLB. Yadier Molina, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong,

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