Indians acquire A’s power hitter Brandon Moss

Brandon Moss

The Indians have made their first big move of the offseason today in acquiring Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics. In exchange for Moss, the Tribe sent minor league infielder Joey Wendle to Oakland. Last season in Oakland, Moss hit .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 147 games. He was selected to the 2014

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Nine pitches, Four hits, One killer loss

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Covering the Tribe on a nightly basis is a labor of love for me. But I also have a real job that from time to time keeps me away from the team I love the most. In these instances, readers of WFNY know they can usually count on a Jon Steiner special when I am

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Carrasco 2.0 does it again

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  No matter how many times you want to bury the Tribe, or how many times they seem to try and bury themselves, they just keep coming back and winning the series. A night after losing a game they should have won with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound, it was up to Carlos

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Indians 7, Twins 5: Holt and relievers star as Wahoos complete impressive comeback

Tyler Holt

I will be honest: With the way the Indians offense has performed most of the year and with the up and down nature of the team as a whole, I thought the game was over when I turned the TV on. I took my dog for a quick walk after the Indians batted in the

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Indians Notes: Bourn to be activated on Friday, Swisher getting second opinion

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The Indians take on the Arizona Diamondbacks today in a traditional doubleheader starting at 4 pm. The team is currently on a two game win streak after beating the New York Yankees two out of three games this past weekend. The Tribe could get a boost on Friday when they are expected to activate Michael Bourn off

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Indians acquire outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pirates

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The Indians added necessary outfield depth this afternoon in trading for outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for future considerations. The Indians will either give up cash or a player-to-be-named-later. Dickerson, 32, has 314 games of major league experience with a healthy .262/.339/.406 batting line. He has played for four different MLB teams, the Reds,

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Dr. Smooth: All Star; #VoteKluber, and gauging the trade values of Masterson and Cabrera

Corey Kluber

These are interesting times for our Wahoos. While most of you were on LeBron and Dan Gilbert Plane Watch or worrying about Johnny Manziel’s July 4th in Las Vegas, your local nine was taking two of three from the Kansas City Royals down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Big crowds came out Friday

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Bourn to DL, Tyler Holt called up

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The Indians won in impressive fashion last night 7-3 over the Kansas City Royals, but it came at a cost. Michael Bourn left the game in the eighth inning after scoring and having his hamstring apparently tighten up on him. Sure enough, we heard the news today that Bourn will be headed to the disabled

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Indians 6, Diamondbacks 1: Kluber shuts down snakes

Corey Kluber

The worst bit going in Tribe circles heading into last night was the “what’s wrong with Corey Kluber” question. The answer: absolutely nothing. So he hadn’t won a game in the month of June. So what? By now you should all know how meaningless the win statistic is. Sure, Kluber was absolutely dominant in May,

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Michael Brantley named American League Player of the Week

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Michael Brantley should be your favorite Cleveland Indians. That was one of my favorite tweets to send out a year ago, and now it seems like a really obvious thing to say when it didn’t feel so obvious back then. He’s been named the American League POW for June 9-15. Michael led all Major League

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Royals 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as Ventura bests Bauer

Mike Aviles

When the Indians look back on their first two and a half months of the 2014 season, they are going to lament the amount of games that they both failed to come through in ample opportunities at the plate and made defensive blunders that cost them runs. Wednesday afternoon’s loss in Kansas City was the

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Indians 5, Red Sox 3: Hot starts, turning corners, and streaking toward .500

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7:00 PM – My daughter is not happy that I’ve chosen to live recap the Indians game rather than Wheel of Fortune, but I’m bigger than her and a little richer so I get to decide. I’M A MAN. I’M FORTY! (But not really.) That said, diapers, baths and bedtime stories are likely to interfere

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Indians 3, Red Sox 2: Tribe climbs out of last place with Masterson’s great start

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Team Streak Midwest outdueled Team Streak East on Monday night in Cleveland. The Indians won their fourth straight in a fast-paced 3-2 game against the Boston Red Sox, and in process, climbed out of the cellar of the AL Central. The loss snapped Boston’s seven-game winning streak. Justin Masterson recaptured his 2013 form with seven

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Indians come through at home with sweep of Rockies

When Michael Bourn drilled a letter-high fastball over the fence in right center, the Indians completed another three game sweep with a home plate celebration. It was the fourth walk-off win for the Indians this season, and Bourn’s first ever walk-off home run. After getting swept by the White Sox in Chicago, the Indians returned

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Unsolicited observations: Cleaning up Santana’s swoon, Jesus is here, Bourn problems and more

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These observations may be unsolicited, but it probably doesn’t take much to get an opinion from Tribe fans on the play of Carlos Santana. The Indians’ unexpected third baseman managed to get his OPS back over .600. In the stat world, we call that trending upward! One can hope, anyway. Watching Santana at the plate

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Indians 15, Blue Jays 4 : It’s alive…ALIVE!

Every once and a while, the scuffling Cleveland Indians offense awakens with a big game as they did two Friday’s ago when the battered the White Sox around in a 12-5 win at Progressive Field. Then they came crashing back to earth with five runs in the next three games. But on that night, it

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Indians 9, Twins 4: Asdrubal explodes as Tribe takes third straight

See, this is why Terry Francona is the manager and I just sit here and write about the Indians. For weeks I have watched Asdrubal Cabrera flounder at the plate, looking seemingly worse and worse each day. Then the next day, his name is right there in the lineup card. Riding in the middle of

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Injuries change dynamic, a starter revival, freeing Lonnie, and three outs shy of a sweep

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A weekend that should have been spectacular turned out to be just good with a bitter aftertaste. Home from a brutal west coast swing, the Tribe was back on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Following back-to-back wins to open a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox, the Indians led 3-1 heading into the ninth

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Bourn Identity: What’s going on with the Indians center fielder?

A massive debate broke out on Twitter at the end of Friday’s disheartening 3-2 Indians defeat. This time around, it wasn’t actually about attendance. No, it was about Michael Bourn and his eventually failed bunt attempt. After red-hot Lonnie Chisenhall started the bottom of the ninth against the Blue Jays with a double, Bourn attempted

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