Was Sandy Alomar Jr. overrated or underrated? Depends on who you ask.

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Every fan base has a special few players who are held in higher regard than their overall career statistical output might indicate. The shift to harsh quantitative analysis has led to many of these players being “outed” to disprove the former qualitative thoughts of value. Of course, what often is dismissed in these debates is that the

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Columbus isn’t Cleveland, Michigan’s New Song, and Law and Order: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning and Happy Thursday! After Thursday night’s game against the Bulls, we’ll endure over a week with only the NBA All-Star festivities to discuss on the floor (outside of a couple Buckeye basketball games). It’s a bit of a slow time in the sports world, but we’re going to keep plugging along. Let’s begin

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The Top Infield & Catching Groups of the Past 20 Years

In the next part of our series, we take a look back at the best infield/catching groups of the Jacobs/Progressive Field era. The Indians of the mid to late had so many stars and big bats, but once the turn of the century rolled around and the payroll cuts came into play, lets be honest,

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MLB News: Indians re-align three coaching positions

The Indians season ended last Wednesday with a 4-0 whimper in the AL Wild Card game against Tampa Bay. Five days later, we have our first piece of Cleveland baseball news of the offseason, according to multiple media reports. Three members of manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff will see their responsibilities change for the 2014

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MLB News: No players elected to HOF; Kenny Lofton and Sandy Alomar off ballot

If you were reading and paying much attention to the buzz surrounding this year’s HOF voting, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the BBWAA didn’t elect anyone to the hall this year. Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and those associated with the steroid era were denied. The closet was

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MLB News: Lofton, Alomar Jr, Mesa and Franco make 2013 HOF ballot

In what is another sign of the Indians’ heyday of the mid-90s being a distant memory, several members of the teams to make it to the 1995 and 1997 World Series have been named to the latest release of the MLB Hall of Fame ballot. Kenny Lofton, Sandy Alomar Jr., Julio Franco and Jose Mesa

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Indians Announce New Coaching Staff

Terry Francona’s Indians are starting to take shape. In his first big order of business as Tribe skipper, Francona has assembled his coaching staff for the 2013 season. Via their Twitter feed, the Indians announced the who’s who. Sandy Alomar Jr., who was the runner-up to Francona for the managerial position, will stay on as

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Toronto Sun: Robbie Wants Sandy To Land Blue Jays Manager Position

Roberto Alomar, currently a special assistant for the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has come out in support of his brother, Sandy Alomar Jr., being the next manager of the Jays, The Toronto Sun reports. “”I hope it’s my brother,” Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar said Wednesday. We need someone who wants to put his heart and

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MLB Rumors: Sandy Alomar to manage the Toronto Blue Jays

Essentially replicating a game of musical chairs, Cleveland Indians bench coach could be on his way to Toronto to manage the Blue Jays for the 2013 MLB season and beyond. Late Saturday, it was reported that a deal between the Red Sox and Blue Jays was consummated that would send former Indians pitcher John Farrell to

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15 Years Ago: The Team Of (Almost) Destiny

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Strap in folks, this is a long one…… I love Twitter for so many reasons. It’s my source for news, sports, comedy, etc. I am a Twitter junkie no doubt. I feel like I’ve read so many articles and stories that I would have had no clue existed if not for my timeline. Then there

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While We’re Waiting … New York Giants Prep, Browns’ 0-4 Starts, Indians Changes Ahead

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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. A usual CLE writer shares his thoughts on a bigger stage about one key difference between the Browns and Giants: “On Sunday, the Browns

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Sandy’s First Game As Manager Provides Mixed Feelings

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David Blaine, David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, Manny Acta… one of these men is not a magician. Sandy Alomar Jr. won his first game as the manager of the Cleveland Indians last night. It couldn’t have gone much better, really. He got a quality start from I-71 veteran in southpaw David Huff, the piecework lineup combined

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Castrovince: Name Alomar the Manager and be Done with it

With Manny Acta’s ousting — and reprecussion-free front office — on Thursday, the Cleveland Indians have named Sandy Alomar Jr. as interim manager. MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince believes the team should save everyone the time and merely drop the “interim” tag from the long-time catcher’s title. “My advice to Antonetti?” writes Castrovince. “Save your time, save your

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Manny Acta dismissed, Sandy Alomar named interim manager of Cleveland Indians

Saying Manny Acta was the problem this year with the Cleveland Indians would be tough to do with a straight face. It also would be tough to say conclusively that he was a part of the solution going forward. With that, and on the heels of an disappointing epic of a season, the Cleveland Indians

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WFNY Confessional: Rick

Right from the start, the idea for this piece came from a post over at 11Warriors. It looks like they got the idea from the college football blog Every Day Should be Saturday. We give them full credit for the idea. Everyone happy? Good. I am not Catholic, so I have more of an ‘outsiders’

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Tribe Flashback: Sandy Alomar Jr.

About 10 days ago, the new class was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame. The most celebrated member of that class, was Catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. Sandy was one of the symbols of the renaissance of Tribe baseball that took place during the 1990’s.  Sandy played here 11 seasons, from 1990-2000 and was the

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