Trade Deadline inactivity hurts Indians’ odds of repeating postseason play

Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti

The Cleveland Indians went into the trade deadline allegedly looking for a right-handed bat and some starting pitching. Instead, they left with two prospects—having traded away two former All-Stars—who were immediately sent to Triple-A Columbus. Remember all of that “Unfinished Business” stuff? Well, for all of their efforts (or lack thereof) Chris Antonetti’s squad took the biggest

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians “a fit” for Giants’ Javier Lopez

The Cleveland Indians are being linked to current San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez. Multiple teams interested in Javier Lopez of the Giants, who has allowed an earned run in one of his last 33 outings. http://t.co/hMld0MGWjH — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28, 2013 Want to know where the trade market is? The Giants

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MLB Trade Rumor: Indians Interested In LHP Josh Outman

With the glaring need for a left-handed matchup reliever, the Indians are apparently active in talks to acquire one. Joel Sherman, baseball columnist for The New York Post, indicates that the Indians have interest in Rockies pitcher Josh Outman. Keep hearing #Indians are looking at LH rlf and have talked quite a bit with #Rockies

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What To Make Of Chris Antonetti’s Recent Comments

Danny Salazar

We’ve talked extensively here at the site about the trade deadline and how it pertains to the Indians. Jon had a great piece about the different paths the Tribe could go down. TD examined the club’s greatest need, a left-handed matchup guy out of the bullpen and the options available. Now, we’re four days away from

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Tribe Trade Targets – The southpaw reliever edition

Joe Thatcher

While everyone in baseball is talking about where the Cubs’ Matt Garza will end up, the Indians should be looking elsewhere. Zach McAllister, arguably the Tribe’s number two starter before he injured his finger, pitched six scoreless innings of two-hit ball for the Columbus Clippers last night in a rehab start. He struck out two

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The Diff: All-Star update on Cleveland Indians prospects

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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’s topic was reader-recommended, as I looked into some key differences with the 2013 Indians. Now, it’s back to prospect talk. As much as I love talking about the Indians

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Indians can’t afford to wait until deadline to make a deal

With the MLB trade deadline looming, the Cleveland Indians find themselves in what is becoming a perennially precarious position: To invest, or not to invest. After an eyebrow-raising offseason of free agency acquisitions and trades, the Indians took to the 2013 season with a mantra of competition and contention. Whether due to windows of opportunity

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While We’re Waiting…Options for Cavs and Indians

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“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “The trade deadline has traditionally involved two factions: contenders desperate to plug a hole — and possibly under pressure from ownership and fans to

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MLB Rumors: Indians among many teams vying for Matt Garza

After back-to-back disheartening losses to the Kansas City Royals, many Cleveland Indians fans were starting to wonder whether it was time for the team to deal for a new pitcher. Now, the biggest starting pitcher on the trade deadline market, Matt Garza, is reportedly a possible target for Cleveland. Per ESPN Insider’s Buster Olney: The

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An Open Letter to Chris Perez

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Dear Chris Perez, I hope this is all starting to make some more sense. The trials and tribulations of a fan base scorned, essentially lied to and perpetually left holding the bag of disappointment, have all bubbled up to the surface in a Vesuvian fashion. Despite your outwardly vocal and oftentimes unsolicited opinions, there’s a

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MLB Trade News: Indians Acquire Lars Anderson from Red Sox

One-time top prospect Lars Anderson has been traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright. Anderson is 1-for-8 in the big leagues with the Red Sox this season, hitting .259 (88-for-342) with 22 doubles, two triples and nine home runs for Triple-A Pawtucket. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 215-pound Anderson bats  and throws left-handed. The

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Trading Choo: The Pros and The Cons

Shin Soo Choo

After a lost weekend in Minnesota, the Indians brass has to know that reality has set it. It is time to reel it back in and regroup. This season is all but lost and the future must be attended to. They have little to no organizational depth in AA and AAA in terms of high impact players.

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“All-In” A Year Ago, Tribe Faces Uncertainty As Trade Deadline Approaches

Johnny Damon

Note – no weekend recap today. We all saw the carnage. Hard truths need to be examined. I am just the guy to take on the task.  Reality has finally set in, Tribe fans. The team that has been up, down, up, and down again, has fallen under .500 for the first time since the

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MLB Trade Deadline: The Cost of the “Wait and See” Approach

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Late last week, while delivering his State of the Fan-Friendly Union, Cleveland Indians team president Mark Shapiro could not help but field questions about the upcoming MLB trade deadline. Sure, lowering the price of concessions and making Progressive Field more accessible are all well and good, but what about the product said (hopeful) increase in

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The Case for Trading Chris Perez

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Those of you who are new around these parts might take this piece as a bit of an over-reaction to Chris Perez’s blown save against the Rays heading into the All-Star break. So let me reassure you: I’ve wanted to trade Chris Perez for some time now, it’s just that no one would listen to

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While We’re Waiting… MLB Trade Deadline Deals, Gee’s Value, and Masterson’s Regression

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Let me remind you that the biggest difference maker down the stretch for the playoffs last year was Doug Fister, a trade that barely

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Kevin Youkilis Traded To White Sox

Well, that didn’t take long. One day after another public spat with manager Bobby Valentine, albeit fairly benign, the Boston Red Sox have traded Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. Youkilis has been hampered by injury the past two seasons and his numbers had declined significantly. There was little room for him in the

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While We’re Waiting…Indians Land Ubaldo Jimenez, Colt McCoy in the AFC North

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Going all in: “To question how Ubaldo fits into the Tribe’s rotation (or any rotation) is akin to insanity, but it doesn’t dismiss the

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While We’re Waiting…Colt McCoy’s Future, Tribe Rotation Questions and Deadline Deals

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com How long is Colt McCoy’s leash in 2011? “But there is something else that will be hanging over the heads of the Browns in

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While We’re Waiting…Asdrubal Cabrera to Start MLB All Star Game, Massaquoi in Jeopardy, MLB Trade Market

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Asdrubal is your ASG starter and his predecessor Jhon Peralta now joins him on the team – amazing: “Asdrubal Cabrera is where he belongs.

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