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Updates on Cleveland’s Recently Acquired Minor League Pitchers

Over the past few years, the Indians have made several trades to stock-pile on young pitchers in their minor league system. Among the notable fan favorites no longer in the red and blue are Victor Martinez, C.C. Sabathia, Casey Blake, Mark DeRosa, Cliff Lee, Rafael Betancourt and others. But in the meantime, these young pitchers

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Cliff Lee Continues to Own the NL

Any Phillies fans that were disappointed in the Cliff Lee acquisition (we wanted Roy Halladay!!) can quietly sit down now.  Sit down like nearly every member of the Arizona Diamondbacks did last night thanks to Cliff tossing his second complete game since heading to Philadelphia.  If you did not get a chance to catch any

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Ozzie Guillen Waxes Poetic on the HBP

On Friday night, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a Mark Buehrle pitch. The following Saturday, Paul Konerko, Gordon Beckham, and Scott Podsednik received a few pitches that were just a bit too inside.  On Sunday, no one was hit by a pitch, but that didn’t stop White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen from speaking his mind

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Trade Deadline Analysis: Siding With Shapiro

Listen up all of you Dolan haters. I’m going to do something you aren’t going to like. I am going to take the contrarian view from the majority of the Wahoo Nation and look at the great fire sale of 2009 from the Mark Shapiro standpoint. It’s time to play devil’s advocate. Like it or

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Just Your Average Week in Wahoo World

How things change in a week. A short seven days ago, Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez, Ryan Garko, and Ben Francisco were all still members of the underachieving Tribe, who suddenly were playing their best ball of the year, carrying a four game winning streak into Anaheim. On Monday, the Wahoos took their fifth straight in

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Trade Analysis: Ryan Garko Shipped to San Francisco

The needle has barely moved with Tribe fans this morning in regards to first basemen Ryan Garko being traded to San Francisco for left-handed Class A pitcher Scott Barnes. While many of you may say that Garko was the hottest bat on the Indians during this mini-streak they are on, its the equivalent of being

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Five and Fly: Vic’s Bomb Saves The Day

Amazing. I smell 2008 all over again with your beloved Erie Warriors. Thanks to a ninth inning Victor Martinez three-run jack off of Angels close Brian Fuentes, the Indians pulled off a come from behind stunner in Anaheim, winning 8-6, and pushing their winning streak to five. From an hour before the game until the

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Breaking News: Ryan Garko Traded to San Francisco

Slated to DH tonight, Ryan Garko has been pulled from the lineup. Ed Price is reporting that the Indians have traded him to the San Francisco Giants. No word on what we have received just yet. Will update as we can. Update: The Indians receive Class A Scott Barnes from the Giants. Barnes, according to

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Suddenly Hot Tribe Sweeps Seattle

Last Sunday I lamented the fact that the Indians never seem to win a  weekend series. Then out of nowhere, the offense breaks out like they are the ’29 Yankees. 31 runs  – including a shocking 11 home runs – in three games. That’s right, the team that had just two in the first seven

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Tribe Cruises – Time for a Meaningless Second Half Surge?

I stayed up to watch the Tribe out on the west coast last night and it was an impressive display of baseball.  The Tribe bats were raking and Eric Wedge received a strong performance from starter Aaron Laffey and a steady 2 innings of relief from the bullpen.  If you watched last night’s game in

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Wahoo!!! Cliff Finally Gets What He Deserves

Here is was, all set to write another “poor Cliff Lee” recap. You know the one where I talk about how the reigning Cy Young award winner pitched another gem only to watch it be wasted by a slumping Indians lineup which failed to give him any semblance of run support. But then something magical

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All-Star Break Analysis – Manager and Front Office

The TD All-Star Break Analysis rolls on. If you missed any of the prior pieces, they can be found here: Starting Rotation, Bullpen, Position Players I, and Position Players II. In the final installment of our series, we examine the front office and it’s hand-picked, lock-step manager. It certainly seems a long time ago that Mark

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All-Star Break Analysis – The Position Players Part II

Our analysis of the Tribe’s first half continues. Part I of this portion can be found here.  Shop, Benny, and Garks – If the Tribe was going to take that next step forward in 2009, Kelly Shoppach, Ben Francisco, and Ryan Garko were going to have to prove that they were indeed everyday major leaguers

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It’s On: Cliff Lee versus Eric Wedge

UFC 100 was definitely the attraction for all of those that enjoy hand-to-hand combat.  But one match that should have been pegged for the under card used words as the weapon of choice.  In one corner, Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee.  In the other, Tribe skipper Eric Wedge. Lee took the hill this weekend

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Bizzaro Indians Top White Sox 10-8

Games like yesterday’s White Sox-Indians duel are the reason why the baseball season is as long as it is.  Thinking is that the cream rises to the top after a 162-game season.  Fluke wins and overachieving usually reverts to the mean after so long.  And if you don’t think last night was an uncharacteristic victory,

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The Curse of the Moratorium

Back on March 26th, I wrote a piece calling for a moratorium on all things related to the Cleveland Browns. The main focus of the piece essentially was the Browns being a circus of an organization, yet getting all of the love, adulation, and passion of the fans of this great city. Meanwhile, I was

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Honk Shoooooo…. Tribe Drops Another One

Not only are your Cleveland Indians a bad baseball team, but they are becoming a complete bore to watch. I feel sorry for guys like Paul Hoynes, Sheldon Ocker, and Jim Ingraham who are forced to not only sit through nine innings of garbage, but the post game autopsy as well every single night. I

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