Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

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Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:

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Tampa Bay Rays hire Indians coach Kevin Cash as new manager

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Over the past two seasons, the Cleveland Indians pitching staff has been a constant surprise. The development of starters like Corey Kluber, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Carrasco and more have propelled the Tribe to back-to-back successful campaigns. Two of the unheralded coaches behind this success are pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Well,

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My Cleveland Sportsman of the Year: Corey Kluber

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Zach McAllister adds a slide piece to his repertoire

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While Spring Training just kicked off a few days ago, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that many of the Cleveland Indians players took very little (if any) time off since being bounced out of the 2013 Postseason last October. The latest story comes in the way of Mickey Callaway, the team’s miracle-working pitching coach, and Zach

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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Mickey Callaway

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Indians take a flier on injury-prone starter Shaun Marcum

Shaun Marcum alone is not a game-changer. But with relatively little possible cost and minimal team risk, the Cleveland Indians just added a bit more upside to their 2014 roster. Yesterday, the 32-year-old former Milwaukee Brewer and Toronto Blue Jay reached agreement with the Tribe to compete for the open No. 5 rotation spot. Marcum

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Starting rotation an unsolved long-term mystery for Indians

What a season for Cleveland Indians starters. After posting the American League’s 13th best staff ERA back in 2012, the Tribe turned it around magically this year en route to the playoffs, jumping all the way to the AL’s sixth best ERA. Not many could have predicted that success, probably not even much-applauded pitching coach

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All of the Indians tweets after the AL Wild Card loss

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Sometimes, sports are tough. A perfect example would be Wednesday’s gut-wrenching 4-0 loss by the Cleveland Indians at home in a one-game do-or-die playoff game. As we wind down the team’s incredible run to a 92-70 record, I felt it was appropriate to recap some of the team’s best tweets over the past few days

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The Diff: Reviewing stats on the surprising 2013 Indians

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote on the varying playoff odds formulations. This week, I’m revisiting many of my stats comments about the Tribe in 2013. Today is Sept. 25 and the Cleveland Indians

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The Diff: Building the Cleveland Indians’ 2014 rotation

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The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, The Diff covered a trio of topics related to Cleveland sports. This week, it’s time to focus on the Tribe’s starters. Entering 2013, the starting rotation was said to

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What will we see next from mercurial Tribe rotation?

Entering the 2013 season, the consensus weakness of the Cleveland Indians roster was its starting rotation. While Chris Antonetti had gone out and significantly boosted the offense — throwing out four-year deals and making small moves for new bench guys — the starters remained mostly intact. And coming off the 2012 season, intact probably wasn’t

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Booooo-baldo – It is time to cut the cord

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The Indians series with the Boston Red Sox certainly didn’t lack for storylines. First and foremost, you had the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place just after the Red Sox Patriots day game with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox came to Cleveland with heavy hearts to face their old manager Terry Francona. Tito did

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On the 2013 Indians starting rotation and narratives

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Last year, in spring training, I remember the WFNY crew was banging our heads against a wall trying to come up with Indians content. There ain’t no shortage of narratives and storylines this year. And that’s fun for everyone. Positives! But today, I hope to tackle one specific topic from Jon’s “optimism” article earlier this

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