LeBron’s mind and Kluber’s cutter: While We’re Waiting…

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Browns camp is under way, LeBron chose his jersey number and the Indians finally won a game. Happy Monday, kids. Let’s dig in. LeBron James has always had a way to recall certain instances of his on-court life. Having covered him during his final year in Cleveland back in 2010, I was always intrigued by

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Indians Roster Notes: Lopez Released, Tomlin to Have Arm Evaluated

For the fourth time this month, the Indians announced today they have released a veteran player DFA’d 10 days earlier. This time, it was utility infielder Jose Lopez, following in the footsteps of, chronologically, Johnny Damon, Jeremy Accardo and Derek Lowe. Indians beat writers, who had a nice Twitter fling with Lopez throughout the season,

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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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Indians All-Star Break Review: DH and Outfielders

Michael Brantley

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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Angels 3 Indians 0: Weaver Blanks Tribe

Jered Weaver

This just in – Angels starter Jered Weaver is good at baseball. This also just in – the Indians offense struggles from time to time. Sometimes you sit back and watch a game and have to just chalk it up to being dominated by a great pitcher. That was certainly the case last night as

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Indians 7 Orioles 2: The Zach Attack and the Home Run Ball Get Tribe Back On Track

Asdrubal Cabrera

It was a perfect night to be a Cleveland sports fan. I for one sat in front of my TV, popped on the Ipad, had my Iphone next to me on one side and my five-year old son on the other. I was ready for action. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt always says “the great thing

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Tribe Sweeps Reds In A Masterpiece

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For the first two months of the season, the Cleveland Indians were a first place club despite several underachieving parts. Nowhere was that more evident than the front end of the starting rotation. Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez, slated to be the 1-2 punch that would allow the Indians to compete, were in no way

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While We’re Waiting… Damon Being Damon, Harden’s Struggles, and Sandusky, Ohio vs Sandusky, Jerry

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“On a mid-May segment of the MLB Network chat showIntentional Talk, hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar attempted to stump outfielder Johnny Damon on past teammates. The duo asked the current Cleveland Indian and 18-year vet where, if at all, he had crossed paths with five other players. He batted 1.000, remembering not only the big-league clubs

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Box Score: Indians 8, Reds 1

Justin Masterson couldn’t possibly be more dialed in right now. The Tribe right-hander has assumed his rightful role as the ace of the staff, throwing his third straight gem as he led the Indians to a 8-1 victory to complete the sweep of the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field and split the six games of

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Indians 10, Reds 9: Its Bizarro World as Tribe Outslugs The ‘Nati

Chris Perez

I said yesterday that the Indians are going to have to win this division with their pitching and defense. Naturally a night later they come out and tear the cover off the ball. I believe yesterday I also wrote the following sentence “the bottom of the order continues to be a black hole.” The 7-8-9

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Box Score: Indians 6, Cardinals 2

You can’t grab a much more all-around solid win than the Cleveland Indians did tonight. Josh Tomlin dominated the Cardinals lineup for seven strong innings, and the Tribe bats nickel and dimed Jake Westbrook via small ball on their way to a 6-2 victory at Busch Stadium. Tomlin needed just 76 pitches and allowed only

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Video: Johnny Damon Robs Prince Fielder of Home Run

In his return from paternity leave, Cleveland Indians outfielder Johnny Damon climbed the latter in Comerca Park to rob the highly-paid Prince Fielder of a home run early in Wednesday night’s win. Providing an interesting juxtaposition, Tribe first baseman Casey Kotchman would later put a ball off of the Belle Tire sign above the bullpen in

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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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Indians Weekend Wrapup: A Conclusion To An Unimpressive Week

Jose Lopez

Is anyone else sensing trouble here in Wahooland? This was supposed to be the week where the Tribe got fat on the AL Central bottom feeders. The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins each came to town for a three-game series. It seemed to be the perfect tonic for the banged up Indians. Instead,

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LaPorta Recalled, Damon Placed on Paternity List

Many people have been calling for this for days and weeks, and it’s finally here. Although it’s likely not how people expected it. Matt LaPorta will make the move from AAA Columbus to Cleveland today, replacing Johnny Damon on the active roster. Here is the news from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Left

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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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The Left Field Fiasco

Johnny Damon

Tribe off-days seem few and far between. With a 21-game in 20-day stretch now over and the 40-game mark now surpassed, we can take a look at some hard truths about this this team. Last year the magic number was 45 games, where the Indians were 30-15 and the darlings of the majors. Things fell

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Manny Ramirez Prepping for Return in AAA

During the MLB off-season as the Indians were trying to find a right-handed bat, I wondered what could be bad about trying to bring Manny Ramirez back. As everyone told me I was crazy and that it was a bad idea and that he had nothing left in the tank, the Indians brought back Grady

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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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