Brett Myers acquisition isn’t sexy, but still helps bad Indians rotation

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One of the central goals of the Indians’ offseason plans was to improve their dreadful starting rotation from 2012. While the team was expected to be a player for some of the second-tier free agents, the name Brett Myers was a surprise to fans when he inked a one-year, $7 million deal with Cleveland this

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Trevor Bauer, and the Indians’ starting pitching outlook

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Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with

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Rangers 5 Indians 2: Is The Streak III Occurring?

Shin-Soo Choo

Nobody said beating the Texas Rangers was going to be easy, especially when you have starting pitching that could go either way on any night and a lineup that looks more like a 4A convention than a Major League team. But hey, as GM Chris Antonetti told us two days ago, these guys still have

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Indians Recall Jeanmar Gomez, Designate Shelley Duncan for Assigment

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from Triple-A Columbus. To clear room on the 25-man roster for Gomez the Indians designated outfielder Shelley Duncan for assignment. Gomez, 24, has split the season between Cleveland and Columbus after opening the season in the starting rotation for the Indians. He

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Rotation Situation Is A Disaster

Chris Seddon

And I thought being swept back to back by the Twins and the Royals was rock bottom. I obviously thought wrong. I seriously couldn’t decide where to go with this piece. The weekend in Detroit was an abject disaster. However, it was a mere add-on to a week that was a complete house of horrors

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Tribe 1, Jays 0: Masterson, Relievers Dominate to Begin Second Half with a W

Justin Masterson

It was a familiar setting. A type of opening day. Save situation. Against the Toronto Blue Jays. Chris Perez had been there before in 2012, and fortunately for Indians fans, this save opportunity ended in a Cleveland victory. On Opening Day, Perez blew the save in allowing three ninth-inning runs to Toronto, eventually leading to

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Indians Weekend Wrapup: The Left-Handed Starter Problems Continue

Cleveland Indians, left to right, Jose Lopez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jack Hannahan and Jason Kipnis stand together during a pitching change in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Houston. The Astros won 8-1. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Things you can set your watch by: Death, taxes, Stuart Scott annoying people on ESPN, and the Indians failing to handle left-handed starters. It seems to be a rite of passage for anyone new that has joined the Wahoos in the last two years. You show up, and you struggle against lefties. After a weekend

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Indians Weekend Wrapup: The Little Offense That Couldn’t and Its Struggling Pitching Staff

Jeanmar Gomez

Lets start with the positives. The Indians drew over 90,000 fans for the three-game weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sure, there were plenty of Bucco supporters who made the short trek from the Burgh, but we will take it. More good news – the Indians are in the AL Central division, where no matter

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Indians 9 Tigers 6: Homers, The Mafia, And Bad Tiger Defense

Johnny Damon

Every time I think I have a read on this team, they go out and surprise me. I wrote¬†on Sunday that I felt the Indians were about to head into a big time trouble area. But the one thing I’ve learned about a Manny Acta managed team, they seem to respond well to adversity. They

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Royals 6 Indians 3: Another Average Start Does Them In

Jeanmar Gomez

Remember a week ago at this time we were all so high on our Cleveland Indians? They were completing a three-game sweep of their rival Detroit Tigers, the pitching was great. The hitting was just good enough. Outside of Jack Hannahan, the Indians were healthy. All seemed well in Wahooland. Fast forward seven days and

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Surprising Starters Shine Throughout Cleveland, Columbus, Akron in 2012

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Entering the 2012 season, the Cleveland Indians were not expected to have all that much starting pitching depth. After last year’s trade that brought Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland and sent out Alex White and Drew Pomeranz, the two-most highly rated hurlers in the system, the Tribe’s minor leagues took a big hit. Of course, the

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Indians 5 Twins 4: Choo’s Clutch Hit Saves Acta’s Bacon

Shin Soo Choo

Now these are the games that make baseball so fun and so frustrating at the same time. For the first seven innings, the Cleveland Indians looked well on their way to an easy win against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Starting Pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, coming off his first bad outing of the season, dominated

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White Sox 8 Indians 1: Just One Of Those Games

Jeanmar Gomez

The old adage in baseball is momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher. The beauty of the game of baseball is the you can turn the page after a bad night. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. You can’t get too high or too low after one game. Take last night for example.

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Tribe Weekend Wrapup: ActaBall Reigns Supreme

Manny Acta is a great guy, but is he good enough to not consider his replacement?

Can you climb on board the bandwagon now? There is plenty of room to join us. Still time too! After a weekend in which your first place Cleveland Indians took two of three from the best team in baseball, the Texas Rangers (and really, they were a sac fly away from a sweep), how can

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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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Indians’ Derek Lowe Surprises with Hot April Start

derek lowe

Entering today’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, the Cleveland Indians remain in first place in the AL Central with a 10-9 record. That’s quite an odd feat alone, but then one must discern which individual has been the most impressive thus far for the Tribe. After looking around a little bit, I’ve got a

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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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Huff Activated, Sent To Columbus

The Indians announced today that left-handed starting pitcher David Huff was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Huff, 27, went on the DL with a strained right hamstring that occurred on March 29th in Spring Training. Huff was in competition with Jeanmar Gomez and Kevin Slowey for the fifth starter

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Kipnis With Four Hits, Tribe Keeps On Rollin’

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When a team is locked in offensively, even when they go quiet for a few innings, you have an overwhelming feeling that they’re just waiting for an opening to burst things wide open. The Indians had 10 hits in the first seven innings of this one with only two runs to show for it. But,

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Box Score: Indians 5, Athletics 1

The Tribe offense was getting plenty of hits, but for the second straight night, they specialized in leaving guys on base. That is, until the eighth inning. The Indians broke this game open in the top of the eighth with a two-run triple by Jason Kipnis and a wild pitch which allowed him to score.

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