Déjà Broom: 4 Years, 9 Tiger Sweeps, 15 Tribe Reactions

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To the all the fairweather “woe-is-me” Tribe fans out there, it probably feels like the Detroit Tigers have come in and swept nearly every high-profile series between these two clubs over the past four years. That’s ridiculous, of course… Except for it being kind of true. After Sunday’s eerily familiar 8-5 Tiger win at Progressive


Tribe 101 with Prof. Jacob: Start the season already!

Carlos Santana

I am starting to learn a thing or two the Cleveland Indians, and I want to keep that going. I have decided that 2015 is the year in which I will dive back into baseball after years of being only mildly familiar with the sport, and my anticipation for Opening Day is starting to boil over. I have missed


Meaningless April? Not this year: 2015 Indians Preview

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On a cold, damp and dreary evening in the middle of April, 2013, Terry Francona stood in front of a high-top table that was perched in the middle of the Cleveland Indians’ room to take in questions from the local contingent. His team was 3-5, having just dropped back-to-back games to the New York Yankees,


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


“I guarantee every team in the league would take his defense and be thrilled.”

Michael Brantley

The way defensive metrics rate Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has officially perplexed Terry Francona. In an interview conducted a few days back in Goodyear, Arizona, Francona admitted that, while he has been in the game for quite some time, he has no idea why advanced analytics rate the MVP candidate so poorly. “I have no


Terry Francona focused on improving abysmal Indians defense

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The Cleveland Indians defense in 2014 was unacceptable. Pick any metric—advanced or arcane—and the Tribe, a season ago, may as well have had cinderblocks bound to their cleats and their gloves on the opposite hands. Considering that their poor defense was addressed ad nauseum throughout the entire season, and more so when the AL Central was


Could Joba Chamberlain be a fit for the Indians bullpen?

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Last week, rumors circulated that the Indians were still interested in adding one more legitimate late-inning reliever to their bullpen. The options are winding down, so one particular name caught my eye over the weekend. ESPN’s Jim Bowden — yes, that same Jim Bowden who imploded during the trade deadline season — wrote an article


Cleveland Indians reportedly in market for upgrade at closer

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Earlier on Friday, the Cleveland Indians reached agreements with their three final arbitration-eligible players. Everyone on the roster was now signed for the 2015 season. It seemed the team would be mostly done with any other acquisitions besides the usual spring training invites. But alas, Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reported on Friday afternoon that the


Indians hire Jason Bere to replace Kevin Cash


When Kevin Cash was hired by the Tampa Bay Rays to be manager, it left a hole on the Indians’ staff. The team announced that they’ve hired Jason Bere as bullpen coach. Bere, 43, has been a Special Assistant to the Baseball Operations Department since retiring as a player in 2005. In that role Jason


TD talks Tribe off-season and Browns quarterbacks – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-18

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The Cleveland Indians are under-represented on the podcast at times just because it’s not my main main focus. That’s what makes it so great when TD comes on to talk Tribe. Here’s all that we talked about. Indians off-season bringing in Brandon Moss Gavin Flioyd as Scott Kazmir Jose Ramirez and how Craig almost forgot about


Tampa Bay Rays hire Indians coach Kevin Cash as new manager

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Over the past two seasons, the Cleveland Indians pitching staff has been a constant surprise. The development of starters like Corey Kluber, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Carrasco and more have propelled the Tribe to back-to-back successful campaigns. Two of the unheralded coaches behind this success are pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Well,


Justin Upton won’t be traded to the Indians

Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti

If you Tribe fans ever dreamed of having Justin Upton on the Cleveland Indians, it’s time to hit the snooze button and dream of someone else. Justin Upton has apparently decided pre-emptively, via his no-trade clause, that he really doesn’t want to be traded to the North Coast to play for the Cleveland Indians. He


Indians and Terry Francona agree to two-year extension

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Unfinished business? Apparently so as the Cleveland Indians and manager Terry Francona have agreed to a two-year contract extension that includes club options for 2019 and 2020. “I really didn’t want to move on from here,” Francona said through a team-released video. “You watch every manager in their first press conference and they say all


Nick Swisher will join FOX World Series coverage


Nick Swisher had a really tough year with the Indians, but he’s going to get a shot at the World Series anyway. He’ll be joining FOX’ World Series coverage team, it appears. Another new face on World Series coverage will be the always-entertaining Cleveland Indians star Nick Swisher, who will join FOX’s studio show. “Nick’s


One week left, Tribe still hangin’ around

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I know I know: The Cleveland Browns should have won. But hey, look on the bright side, their baseball counterparts, the Cleveland Indians, will enter the last week of the regular season within striking distance of the playoffs. You can tell me that it is a long shot, but with the three games—plus three outs—to