Ball Played: Defense, bullpen, and score all favored Royals

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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

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Cleveland Indians’ defense: Still abysmal

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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

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Ball Played: Carrasco dominates, Santana goes yard in win

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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

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Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots

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The genesis for these articles was spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). Denny has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. To see exactly

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Francisco Lindor to start 2015 in Triple-A

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Asdrubal Cabrera may be gone, but the path the bigs isn’t exactly clear.

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Indians infield and a goodbye note: While We’re Waiting…

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JR heads west.

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Indians 5, Twins 0: Handsome in the House

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Don’t look now, but here they come. The Cleveland Indians, the consistent inconsistents, are in the midst of the soft part of their schedule. After taking two of three from the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles, the next nine games on the docket featured three of the AL’s worst teams; Minnesota, Houston, and Chicago. The Twins

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Dominant starting pitching, slumbering bats, and Ubaldo being Ubaldo

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This weekend series was once again another example of what this 2014 Cleveland Indians team is all about. The AL East leading Baltimore Orioles came to town with the biggest margin of any division top dog in baseball. Their offense is beastly, with power up and down the lineup. So naturally the story of the

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Yanimal and Bauer send Tribe into break on a high

Trevor Bauer is a beast. I know the stats might not say so, but my man is one heck of a pitcher. We may look back at the trade of Shin-Soo Choo for Bauer and reliever Bryan Shaw (among others) in the same vain as Bartolo Colon trade. I know that is crazy talk, but

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Indians 5, Dodgers 4: Tribe doesn’t “fear the beard,” takes series in L.A.

No matter how much I watch this Indians team, I will never be able to figure them out. I was in the building Monday night when the Wahoos were one-hit by Dan Haren. That was a night after Seattle’s Felix Hernandez one-hit gem. The offense went from ice cold to smokin’ hot last night as

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

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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 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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White Sox 3, Indians 2: Lack of “O,” poor “D,” ruin House’s “A” performance

I have seen this game way too many times before. The Cleveland Indians get great starting pitching from an unlikely source, can’t get anything going with the bats, make an ill-timed error, and lose a winnable game. It is getting to become a real tired act. Poor T.J. House pitched as well as anyone could have possibly

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Indians 4, Twins 3: Bad defense assists Tribe walkoff win

For one night, the magic was back at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. All it took was the kind of shoddy defense the Indians have played all year. This time, it was their opponent who did them the favor. Since the Eric Wedge era, we have seen plenty of Indians attempting to play positions

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MLB News: Indians bring in more spring depth, sign Elliot Johnson

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The Indians added some extra infield competition by signing Elliot Johnson to a minor league deal on Monday. Johnson, who turns 30 in March, also received an invite to big league spring training. He has appeared in 234 games the past two MLB seasons, primarily at second base and shortstop. He only has a career

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2013 Indians in Review: Infielders and Catchers

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The Indians wild ride has come to an end. The 2013 season was one that nobody expected. A 96 loss team turned into a 92 win club that advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. GM Chris Antonetti and Manager Terry Francona helped changed the culture of the organization and has our

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Proposing new 3rd down sounds for the Browns, Tribe attendance and much more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-11

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Jon and Craig haven’t talked in a very long time, so we went and talked for a very long time. Cleveland Browns gameday experience and the third down music Third down music and Craig’s attempt to fix it Buster Skrine vs. Francisco Lindor Rick’s Oneil Cousins film room piece Crucifying the player vs. the player

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WFNY Stats & Info: Mike Aviles’ historic grand slam

Sunday’s Indians-Tigers game certainly had all the drama of a September battle for the playoffs. Finally, after a long 0-0 battle leading into the ninth inning, third baseman Mike Aviles broke it open with a grand slam. The scoreless slam that late in the game was a bit historic, per the great stats minds of

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Tribe Bench Gives Team A Huge Leg Up On Competition

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Everyday when the tweet rolls through my timeline about the Tribe lineup, I instantly have to take a look and dissect it. Which starter(s) are sitting today? Is anyone batting out of their typical spot in the order? Is there a tough lefty on the mound keeping someone out of the lineup? Even though I

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Indians All-Star Break Review: The Position Players

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We have arrived at baseball’s All-Star break. The Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, a game and a half out of first place in the AL Central. It has been quite a ride since GM Chris Antonetti hired Terry Francona to manage this club. The shot had been fired – a change in culture was about

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