The Diff: Reviewing Indians pitching moves this offseason

The Diff

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

kyle lohse

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

trevor bauer

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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