C-Cap Recap: Urshela Homers in 6-0 Tribe Win

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On this date in pointless nostalgia, June 12, 1995, the Cleveland Indians drew 41,845 fans for a ho-hum Monday night game against the Baltimore Orioles—the first of 455 consecutive sellouts at Jacobs Field. Yesterday, with hordes of sports lovers flooding the city for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, only 15,316 decided to pre-game with

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Next Up: Seattle Mariners visit Cleveland

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When the Cleveland Indians visited Seattle just twelve days ago for a four-game series, the Indians and Mariners were both 7-3 in their previous ten games. The Tribe got the best of Seattle in that series, winning three. Granted, they accomplished that in part by avoiding Felix Hernandez, arguably the leading candidate for this season’s

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Indians embrace advanced pitching development

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The Cleveland Indians need to be bold if they are going to compete in a sports league with franchises spending twice as much on payroll, while those teams also make more profit1. With their first three selections in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, the Cleveland Indians made the daring decision to draft high school pitchers

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Ball Played: Prince Fielder taunts Indians in Rangers win

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Since the Cleveland Indians won a three-game series less than two weeks ago in Arlington against the Texas Rangers, both teams have been winning as many games as any outfit in baseball. The Indians took three out of four games from the Chicago White Sox and swept the Cincinnati Reds in an interleague showdown1 to climb within

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Next Up: Indians vs. Rangers in Cleveland

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First, a two-word summation of the three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds: Sweet sweep! Next come the Texas Rangers for a three-game series to finish up Cleveland’s six-game homestand. The Indians’ current six-game winning streak began with them taking the final three games of the four played in Chicago against the White Sox on May

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Ball Played: Shaun Marcum rules the night for Indians

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Shaun Marcum is the type of pitcher who is easy to root for. He was not a blue chip prospect, and he actually transferred from the University of Missouri to Missouri State University to get noticed by MLB scouts as he excelled on their 2003 College World Series team. Despite that achievement, however, he was still

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Indians add Hayes, DFA Marcum, and sign Chacin

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The Cleveland Indians made their official moves on Tuesday to prepare for life without Yan Gomes (temporarily). Brett Hayes will now be the backup catcher as he gets promoted from Columbus. To make room on the roster, pitcher Shaun Marcum is the player who was designated for assignment. News: + Brett Hayes up from AAA + Shaun

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Sorting through the end of the roster: 2015 Indians Preview

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With just two weeks before the season begins in Houston, manager Terry Francona is not far from making the decisions that will shape the end of the Indians’ opening day roster. With spots up for grabs in the outfield, on the starting staff, and in the bullpen, the Tribe has some camp battles that are still

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What I believe about the 2015 Cleveland Indians

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We have estimated in the past that only about ten percent of what we gather in Spring Training is actually useful. As such, I have been taking accounts of what I have witnessed during Spring Training. I will write what I believe, you can determine what truly matters, and I will hope to surpass the

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The Diff: Reviewing Indians pitching moves this offseason

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. On Friday, I wrote about the Cavs’ terrible offense (except for when they play the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, apparently). Today, I’m writing about the many offseason transactions involving pitchers for the the

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Terry Francona has renewed my patience with the Cleveland Indians

Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti

I find myself in a peculiar position this baseball off-season. As opposed to other years, I find myself feeling very patient with the Cleveland Indians. Consider that this has been most of the Indians news-cycle so far this winter. The Indians lose Joe Smith to the L.A. Angels? Alright. The Indians lose Scott Kazmir to a

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Indians take a flier on injury-prone starter Shaun Marcum

Shaun Marcum alone is not a game-changer. But with relatively little possible cost and minimal team risk, the Cleveland Indians just added a bit more upside to their 2014 roster. Yesterday, the 32-year-old former Milwaukee Brewer and Toronto Blue Jay reached agreement with the Tribe to compete for the open No. 5 rotation spot. Marcum

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MLB News: Indians sign Shaun Marcum to minor league deal

Free agent starter Shaun Marcum has agreed to a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians, reports FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi on Monday afternoon. The Marcum signing comes on the heels of the Tribe signing another former Milwaukee Brewer in closer John Axford on Sunday. Marcum, who turned 32 on Saturday, has been injury-prone throughout

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The Indians’ offseason hunt for a veteran starting pitcher

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The Scott Kazmir signing was nice and all, but it’s not going to be it for the Cleveland Indians in the starting pitching market. All offseason, the Tribe’s front office has expressed its desire to sign one more free agent starter: a veteran that could provide some more depth to the rotation. Entering 2013, the

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Trevor Bauer, and the Indians’ starting pitching outlook

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Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with

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