An argument that the Cleveland Indians are the only well-run sports organization in town.
Mike Aviles made official what many had long-assumed in that he will not be returning to the Cleveland Indians in 2016. On Friday, Mike Aviles reportedly signed with the Detroit Tigers. The man who once said “You’ll never want to play for anyone else” as he followed Terry Francona from the Boston Red Sox to
Francisco Lindor and the Indians sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AL with a 5-1 win over the Royals.
THERE’S your right-handed power bat.
Sigh. The day after the Cleveland Indians exploded for a strong offensive showing to complement a strong pitching performance, they fell back to scuffling on offense, while Trevor Bauer did not even last two innings. Such is the life in a season of a last place team whose pendulum comes down to match every upward swing. On Tuesday,
Mike Aviles twin daughters, Adriana and Maiya, were chosen to throw out the first pitch at yesterday’s Indians-Yankees game. There was quite a bit of action before the pitch, and it was unbearably adorable. Your browser does not support iframes. There was a meeting of the minds (or head-to-head interaction, depending on your preferred pun)
Sometimes first pitches are just first pitches, and sometimes they carry a greater message. Mike Aviles’ twin four-year-old girls, Adriana and Maiya, will throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Thursday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Their pitches will fall in the message-carrying category, and that message is this: F*ck you, cancer. (I’m guessing here. I imagine and hope
The Cleveland Indians front office can’t necessarily get their lineup to hit better with runners on base, but they can control what happens to a coveted player in the trade market. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Chris Antonetti and company have been receiving some calls regarding utility man Mike Aviles, but due to some
The Cleveland Indians are in an odd situation when it comes to the upcoming trade deadline. Yes, they’re a disappointing team sitting at 44-47. They remain only 5.5 games out of a wild card spot. Are they a buyer or a seller? Regardless of arbitrary titles, there is some hope with the development of rookies
The Cleveland Indians super-utility player Mike Aviles was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list on Saturday. Adriana Aviles, the four year old daughter of Aviles, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year and Aviles had already spent some time on the same list in May. Indians.com writer August Fagerstrom writes: Aviles left the stadium
The Cleveland Indians won a ballgame with Corey Kluber on the mound for just the fourth time all season, as a Mike Aviles home run in the 10th inning secured a 5-4 triumph and a four-game sweep / public shaming of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday matinee—played on a moldy green shag carpet inside
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
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
Had this game been played in Cleveland, one could only assume they would have dropped confetti from the upper deck. The Indians have won three in a row! It’s their first such string of the entire season, but more importantly, the low-stress 5-2 win over the White Sox Thursday night gave the Tribe an honest-to-gosh
It is really difficult for a team to be doing as poorly as the Cleveland Indians are in the standings considering some of the individual performances they have had. For instance, the top four starters are so strong that they have masked the complete destruction that comes when Zach Chenhouse1 starts. The starting rotation ranks second in
Last week, the Cleveland Indians announced that utility player extraordinaire Mike Aviles was taking an extended leave of absence from the team, as he learned that his four-year-old daughter, Adriana, had been diagnosed with leukemia. It might be presumptuous for me to express my thoughts, as I do not know Mike Aviles or his family. I
On Friday, the Indians announced that they have placed utility man Mike Aviles on the Family Medical Emergency list. To fill Aviles’ spot on the Indians roster, the team has recalled utility man Zach Walters from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. The team did not give specifics on the reason Aviles was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list. Players can stay on this
Corey Kluber entered the night with 495 career strikeouts and it was largely expected that he would record number 500 on Monday night. The Kansas City Royals are the most difficult team in MLB to strike out, however, and it took Corey until the sixth inning to achieve that 500th strikeout when he froze Lorenzo
In 2014, the Cleveland Indians missed out on the postseason in part to a surging Kansas City Royals team. But—as we discussed several times—several losses throughout the course of the year were due largely to their dreadful defense—or more specifically, run prevention, an area where they were the worst in all of baseball. Had last season’s
Wednesday was the anniversary of Frank Robinson breaking the color barrier by becoming the first African American manager in MLB for the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He celebrated by hitting a homerun in his first at bat of the game. The Indians have made sure to highlight this anniversary with a dedicated plaque outside the