MLB Hot Stove: Reactions to lots of Indians tweets

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On Wednesday, I wrote I was frustrated as the Indians merely talked while other clubs were taking action. As is oft to happen during the hot stove season, a rumor came out almost immediately after posting about my frustration that the Indians are in deep conversations about acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati

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Cleveland Indians interested in free agent reliever Tommy Hunter

You can never have too much pitching.

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A roundtable look back at the 2015 Indians


As baseball fans have transitioned from the regular season to the postseason, Cleveland fans can enjoy the MLB playoffs without the added anxiety and tension of watching one’s own team. Pick a team to root for in the postseason (if you must) while WFNY baseball writers, Mssrs Bode, Clayman and Pietro take one last look

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Why I hate firing managers and thoughts from a sports trip to China: While We’re Waiting…

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Jacob Rosen is back with tales from China, and doesn’t think Terry Francona should get canned.

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Ball Played: Indians stumble in (Chevy) Chase for AL Wild Card

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When one pitch really does make the difference.

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Ball Played: Tribe cooled off, shut out, and back below .500

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Josh Tomlin deserved better.

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C-Cap Recap: A Brief Breath Above Water

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The Cleveland Indians reached the .500 mark for the first time since April, then immediately fell below it again after a long Sunday at Progressive Field.

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Next Up for the Indians: The funny game of baseball in the month of September


September often becomes a game of chutes and ladders for MLB hopefuls.

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Francisco Lindor on Terry Francona: “I’m blessed to play for him”

Tito and Frankie: A budding bromance

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Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

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Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and Tribe runners on the corners, New York Shortstop

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Ball Played: Sorry, but I still love these guys

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Terry Francona spent Tuesday with his good friend John Farrell1. The two began a friendship in 1988 as members of the Cleveland Indians, one which has continued over the years. So, when John Farrell, now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and his first chemotherapy session happened to coincide with

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Ball Played: Incredible Indians bash AL-best Royals as losing streak expires

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The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has played out much like the end of the first act in the animated superhero movie The Incredibles. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were the opening demonstration of the individual powers for players on the team and included AL MVP nominations, Silver Slugger, and Cy Young Awards. However, the 2015 season

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C-Cap Recap: Two Nothin’s Is Nothin’

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Terry Francona’s ever-present windbreaker may as well be an invisibility cloak considering how little criticism he’s getting for the plodding parade of mediocrity that is the 2015 Cleveland Indians. I’m not saying he really deserves any blame, mind you. But after a potentially spirit-breaking series sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles this weekend

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Bruce Chen to start for Indians on Saturday, Anthony Swarzak designated for assignment team site photo

The Indians officially announced on Saturday that they had called up pitcher Bruce Chen from Columbus and that pitcher Anthony Swarzak has been designated for assignment. The Indians announced this past week that Bruce Chen would be called-up from Triple-A Columbus and that he would be on the hill to start on Saturday against the Twins. The

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Indians Series Summary No.8: Backs against the wall

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Ordinarily it would be a difficult case to make that a major league baseball team is playing with its back against the wall on May 3. But on Sunday, in the fourth inning, already having lost two of three in a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Cleveland Indians were doing just that.

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Michael Bourn moved to ninth spot in the lineup on Sunday

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For the first time since being signed by the Cleveland Indians, Michael Bourn will start a game lower in the lineup instead of the leadoff spot. Instead of batting first, Terry Francona has decided to drop him to the bottom of the order and bat him ninth versus Detroit. Bourn understood the decision saying, “Sometimes you just catch yourself in

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Cleveland Indians’ defense: Still abysmal

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In 2014, the Cleveland Indians missed out on the postseason in part to a surging Kansas City Royals team. But—as we discussed several times—several losses throughout the course of the year were due largely to their dreadful defense—or more specifically, run prevention, an area where they were the worst in all of baseball. Had last season’s

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Indians Series Summary No. 5: Oh, man, that was cold

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Except for Carlos Carrasco’s happy reunion with the mound on Tuesday night, there were no warm and fuzzy feelings produced by this fifth series of the season for the Cleveland Indians. This was their second consecutive Lost-Won-Lost series and all three games were played in mid-40s temperatures with wind-chill factors that made one glad to

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Are the Indians dead yet? TD calms fears – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-23

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The Indians are off to a really rough start, so I called TD to help calm me down. Jerry Sands is LeBron James 2013 Cleveland Indians started 5-10 before figuring it out Can’t hit the panic button, but the roster is in disarray There’s no calling card to bring about change Is the left-handed lineup

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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

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