Indians 4, Royals 0: Tribe Pitches Around Trouble and Rain Delays

Fausto Carmona got the win for his five innings of work. He came back after an hour and 10 minute delay and pitched well and long enough to qualify for the win. He pitched out of trouble in the 1st, when the first two hitters reached and were sacrificed to second and third. He pitched

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Tribe 8 Royals 2: The Cavs/Tribe Mashup Version

Quick, name me the Cleveland sports franchise that has won two straight games most recently? I’ll give you a hint, their colors aren’t Wine and Gold. Say what you want about the Wahoo Warriors; they don’t have a ton of talent, they are young, their payroll seems to be 25% of what the Yankees and

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Angels 5 Indians 2: More of the Same

Welcome to your Tuesday morning 10 am Tribe recap, where we not only tell you what happened when you were asleep, but we give you so much more detail than one would ever need in discussion of your sub-.500, rebuilding baseball team. In the opener of the final series of their nine-game road trip, the

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Twins 5 Indians 1: Cabrera’s Error The Game Changer

Stat of the night coming in: The Indians, a noted below-average defensive team over the past few years, had committed just four errors in their first 12 games. One of those errors, a Jhonny Peralta butchered two-out, bases loaded throw in Detroit, was the difference in a 5-2 loss 12 days ago. History would repeat

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Breaking Tribe News: Brantley Sent Down, Branyan Expected to Be Activated

Tribe fans, it looks like its time to start the Russ Bus. Per the Tribe Insider Twitter which comes straight from the team, OF Michael Brantley has been optioned back to AAA Columbus and 1B/3B/OF Russell Branyan will be activated for tomorrow night’s series opener in Minnesota. This comes as little surprise as Brantley has

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Return of CLIP SHOW! Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 4/13/10

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.   It definitely feels like spring. The Clippers are back, I’ve been able to take in two games in beautiful

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Columbus Clippers Celebrate Opening Day With Impressive Display of Offense

Opening Day, or really Opening Night, was one of those nights when being a pitcher probably isn’t very much fun. On a cold, cloudy, windy night in Columbus though, it wasn’t the weather that made life miserable for the Indianapolis Indians pitchers. Instead, it was the Columbus offense that punished the Pirates’ affiliates all night

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Russell Branyan to Start Season on DL

What many saw coming weeks ago became official late yesterday as the Cleveland Indians announced that first baseman/designated hitter Russell Branyan will begin the 2010 season on the 15-day disabled list.  “He’s made consistently positive progress,” general manager Mark Shapiro said of the recently acquired Branyan. “He has a good chance to get into a game

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Tribe Talk: The Russ Bus and How it Affects Everything

With opening day just 12 days away, Tribe manager Manny Acta and the GM duo of Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti still have plenty of decisions to make in shaping the final 25 man roster. There have been several developments in the works and in reality, nobody really knows which way these things are going

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Shappy’s Telling Quotes On the Brantley/LaPorta/Branyan Triangle

Scott put it in this morning’s WWW, but Indians.com’s Castroturf blog has some very telling information in it yesterday. Two things really jumped out at me. The strange case of Russell Branyan and the Michael Brantley dilemma. Both stories are intertwined. Michael Brantley is clearly the future in left field and as the leadoff man.

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While We’re Waiting… Branyan’s Back, Titus’ Celebration, and March Madness

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 most puzzling element of spring camp to this point has been the Russell Branyan saga. He strolls into the complex around the time

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Break Up The Wahoos!

I know I know. Spring Training games mean NOTHING. But watching your Cleveland Indians start the spring with a 5-0-1 record has to at least give you a little cause for optimism, doesn’t it? Consider last year when the Tribe Spring Training record was 5-15 and the pitching staff took turns with the gas can

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While We’re Waiting… Lebron Suspended 50 Games For Steroids

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 Not the best news to wake up to… “Indians minor league catcher Steven Lebron was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for the

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Manny Acta Looking to Fill Out the Bench

While spring training is about getting players ready for the start of the season, it is also a time for the head coach to see what he has in a few question mark-type players.  Coupling that with the fact that the entire coaching staff is new to the Cleveland scene, and that evaluation exponentially increases.

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SABR-Toothed Triber: Logic on Batting Orders, Sizemore, Branyan & Brantley

Our last two posts focused on explaining some essential offensive and pitching statistics to help us evaluate the 2010 Indians.  Rather than introduce another stat this week, I thought we’d take a little break to discuss batting orders, their importance to a team’s ability to score runs, and how Manny Acta has begun to think

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While We’re Waiting…Phil Jackson on Z, Antawn’s Integration into the Offense, Combine Fallacies, Branyan Deal

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. Phil rips the NBA rules and the Z trade: “It’s something that’s going to have to be addressed in the next (collective bargaining agreement)…It’s

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Russell Branyan’s Addition Will Impact Younger Players

With Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez being traded away last season, the overriding thought was that the next year or two would be used to develop the current younger talent that comprises the current Cleveland Indians roster.  As of today, it appears that the developing will happen – just not where fans may have originally

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While We’re Waiting… Browns Transactions, Ferry’s Swagger, and Buckeyes in the Combine

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. Unlike their baseball bretheren, the Browns are getting younger: “It came as no surprise that the Browns parted ways with Jamal Lewis and Donte

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While We’re Waiting… Z’s Interview, Jamison’s Debut and Russell Branyan

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something else you think we should see? Send it to our fancy tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Who doesn’t love old photos of Z rocking the beard? And by the way, he had his first interview following the trade

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LaPorta’s Health and Bargain Basement Free Agents

There are a couple of intriguing names left still looking for a job that could help the Indians at first base. Career OF Jermaine Dye, ex-Indian Russell Branyan, and former Ranger Hank Blalock are among those without a team that would be considered solid additions to a club lacking veteran pop in their lineup. But

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