On the 2013 Indians starting rotation and narratives

Ubaldo Jimenez

Last year, in spring training, I remember the WFNY crew was banging our heads against a wall trying to come up with Indians content. There ain’t no shortage of narratives and storylines this year. And that’s fun for everyone. Positives! But today, I hope to tackle one specific topic from Jon’s “optimism” article earlier this

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Indians’ starting staff lead the majors in ‘pace’

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Indians starting rotation is the quickest working group in MLB- “The Indians have two of the fastest-working pitchers in baseball, with Derek Lowe (17.1 seconds between pitches) and Justin Masterson (17.2) rating behind only Phillies ace Roy Halladay in pace between pitches. In fact, the slowest member of

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Cleveland’s Rotation: Deep Enough to Dream

I really don’t have anything against ESPN writer Keith Law. His article the other day really bothered me though. Particularly his comments about the Tribe’s young pitching staff. Where I doubt Cleveland most is on the run-prevention side of the ledger. The two fluky starts by Mitch Talbot weren’t signs of things to come anyway,

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Carlos Carrasco Is Who We Thought He Was

Several months back, I wrote about Carlos Carrasco’s potential as a member of the Indians’ rotation going forward.  The basic takeaway: the guy can be really good, so long as he limits his homerun rate.  He strikes guys out, doesn’t walk many, and seems to be one of the more effective options for the Indians

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Tribe Starting Pitching: A Depressing Thought

As if the financial imbalances of Major League Baseball weren’t bad enough to begin with, the rich seemingly got richer this winter, while our little engine that probably can’t signed Austin Kearns and Shelley Duncan to minor league contracts. During the 2005 and 2007 seasons, the Indians were built to win with their pitching leading

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DL Update: Westbrook Rained Out, Lewis Shines

A pair of Cleveland Indians starters were on rehab assignments yesterday as Jake Westbrook was the scheduled starter for the Double-A Akron Aeros, while Ohio State product Scott Lewis started for the Class A Lake County Captains. Westbrook is currently aiming for a late-June/early-July return to Cleveland after a couple more starts in Columbus, while

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BREAKING: Jake Westbrook Starting for Aeros

Cleveland Indians RHP Jake Westbrook will make his first rehab appearance of the 2009 season tonight with the Akron Aeros at 5:05 p.m. as they take on the Altoona Curve in a doubleheader. Westbrook will start game one tonight, it what will be his fourth rehab appearance in his career with the currently 34-19 Aeros

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Indians: Continuing to Temper Expectations

Let’s face it: Off-seasons are only exciting if your team of rooting interest makes moves.  The Browns?  We loved it when the team managed to acquire players like Corey Williams and Shaun Rogers.  The Cavaliers?  Mo Williams, come on down.  But all of the moving and shaking seems to stall out when it comes to

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