MLB News: Indians DFA Tyler Cloyd; Baltimore claims Cord Phelps

The Cleveland Indians designated pitcher Tyler Cloyd for assignment today and the Baltimore Orioles announced that they have claimed former Indians infielder Cord Phelps. Cloyd, 26, hast not pitched in the Indians organization. He was oddly claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies organization just before the AL Wild Card game on Oct. 3. The

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MLB News: Grady Sizemore drawing interest

As of today, Grady Sizemore has still only played in the majors for the Cleveland Indians. That might just be about to change. According to Nick Cafardo, Grady Sizemore has been getting a lot of interest because he should be ready for spring training. Of course, it’s hard to figure exactly what “a lot of

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Indians 10, Phillies 4: The Return Of The Big O

Asdrubal Cabrera

I know none of you were really concerned about the offense after the last three games, right? I mean, what you can’t forget is that there was a time earlier in the year where they were shut out back to back games in Tampa and then followed it up by dropping a 13 spot on

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Phillies 6, Indians 2: Tired Tribe bats shut down again in Philly

Scott Kazmir

Baseball is a game of extreme ups and downs. The Indians won 12 out of 14 games with an offense averaging 6.5 runs per game and mashed their way to the league lead in home runs. On Monday, they were supposed to have a well-earned and much needed day off. But thanks to April rainouts,

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Indians 6, Phillies 0: Bauer & The Raburn Show Help Tribe to Fourth Straight Win

Over the last three games heading into last night, the talk of Cleveland sports has been the awakening of the Tribe offense. The 33-run, 48- hit explosion was just what the doctor ordered to heal the wounded psyche of the Wahoo Warriors. And while the bats have been rightfully praised, there has been a dirty

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Indians 14, Phillies 2: Seven Home Runs…I Repeat…Seven Home Runs Pace Tribe

Who are these Cleveland Indians hitters and what did you do with the group we’ve watched most of the season? If we can take anything from this current Tribe three-game winning streak it is that this streaky team can be very dangerous when they get hot. The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Report: Indians in the market for OF Michael Bourn

A bit of surprising news on the free agency trail today: The Indians are reportedly on the short list of teams “in the market” for OF Michael Bourn, according to a tweet from ESPN and XM analyst Jim Bowden. Michael Bourn’s market includes: Sea, Cleve, Mia, Phil, NYM, TX — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 21,

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Only Losers Live Here: Re-imagining What Might Have Been In The Cliff Lee Trade

CliffLee

It is a sore subject for Tribe fans as it should be. Back on July 29th of 2009, the Indians sent Cy Young award winning starting pitcher Cliff Lee to Philadelphia. At the time, the Phillies were streaking towards the postseason while the Indians were in full regression mode. It was the second consecutive year in

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Breaking MLB News: Thome, Indians Agree to Trade

While it is unclear just what the Cleveland Indians gave up to acquire his services, former Tribe slugger Jim Thome has reportedly agreed to a deal that will bring the future Hall of Famer back to where things starteed. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Thome opted to waive his no-trade clause to return to the

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I’ve Finally Forgiven Jim Thome

As Jim Thome is on the precipice of hitting 600 home runs I have finally come to the realization that I am not angry with him anymore.  I know I am one of the later holdouts amongst Tribe fans.  I am also well aware that nobody was really waiting with baited breath for me to

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Indians Add Free Agent Chad Durbin

Veteran free agent reliever Chad Durbin has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, the team announced early Saturday. Durbin, who has pitched in 308 major league games across 11 seasons, brings dependability to the 2011 Tribe bullpen. Most recently, the 33-year-old righty pitched the past three years for the Philadelphia Phillies, and

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Carlos Carrasco Returns to Cleveland in September

A bright light is appearing down with the Columbus Clippers in the midst of the Indians’ recent summer struggles. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been cruising recently following a forearm injury and he looks to earn an easy promotion to Cleveland as September rolls around. Considering the recent misfourtunes of Justin Masterson, this could be a

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Indians Acquire Zach McAllister; Jason Knapp Stars with Lake County

Right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister is the newest member of the Indians organization after being acquired as a player-to-be-named-later from the New York Yankees. The 6’5″ starter completes last month’s Austin Kearns trade and he began the year as the fifth-best Yankees prospect. He still has upper-level potential despite a rough 2010 season in the Triple-A

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Jason Donald Quietly Having Stellar Start in Columbus

The Columbus Clippers have a solid 14-9 record so far this season and Jason Donald is one of the key reasons why. Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in the Cliff Lee trade last year, Donald is a second baseman expected to compete long-term with Luis Valbuena and others. His early solid offensive production in 2010

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While We’re Waiting… The Need for a GM, Cliff and the Phillies, and Chinese Investment

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. Why we need a GM: “Say what you will about the departed Phil Savage, he brought in much more talent than what Mangini has.

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Phillies Looking to Trade Cliff Lee for Roy Halladay

The undisclosed sources are chattering up a storm right now about a three-team trade that would send Cliff Lee to Seattle, Roy Halladay to Philly and prospects in all directions including Toronto.  So after being dealt from Cleveland to Philly and playing his buttocks off for the Phillis, Cliff Lee again finds himself trade bait

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Cleveland Castoffs Staying Put With New Teams

Though the Cleveland Indians will be coming off of a season that saw 97 losses, those that were traded away in said season will look to be a little more successful with their respective teams.  Fortunately for both Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez, they will get at least one more crack at the post season

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While We’re Waiting… Mike Brown’s Decisions, Cool Cliff Lee, and Mangini Saving Face

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 in the sidebar. Your reigning Coach of the Year: “In a town where Jhonny Peralta has been the starting shortstop for the better part of a

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Crippling Depression Anyone?

Whoever coined the phrase “a picture says 1000 words” must have had this photo in mind. Yes, folks, Mark Shapiro’s worst nightmare has come true – Wednesday night is Game One of the 2009 World Series and will feature the last two AL Cy Young award winners. Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia. Hey, did you

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While We’re Waiting… Yankee Heartbreak, Penalty Kills and Winning a Ring for the King

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 in the sidebar. Try reading this article without wanting to punch someone or something.  Long-awaited birth? Five Long Years?  Is there such a thing? “It has

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