Paul DePodesta’s real value is probably not “analytics” – WFNY Podcast Episode 447

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Episode number 447 is with an old friend of WFNY, Jon Steiner. We discuss a lot of not-quite-sports topics in addition to some television and podcast things. Most importantly we talk about what we think the real value of Paul DePodesta is for the Cleveland Browns and we don’t think it has a lot to

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Will Mark Shapiro haunt the Indians?

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The Cleveland Browns season has come to a merciful close. So, this email conversation between Michael Bode and Craig Lyndall changes recent course by discussing the Cleveland Indians. With Spring Training looming (no really, one month away), we revisit a “hot topic” that has been a bit glossed over in Mark Shapiro leaving the Indians

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MLB Hot Stove: Indians cannot afford to trade elite starting pitching

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Why is thinking the Indians should keep their starting pitching sound controversial these days?

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Poached: Shapiro hires Indians Atkins as Toronto GM

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Cleveland Indians vice president of player personnel Ross Atkins has been hired into the Toronto Blue Jays general manager position according to’s Jordan Bastian. The other finalist was the Blue Jays interim general manager Tony LaCava. Can confirm reports that Ross Atkins, Indians VP of player personnel, is taking the Blue Jays general manager

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Blue Jays, Indians discussing possible trade: MLB Rumors

The Cleveland Indians rumor mill is starting to heat up a bit more. Michael Bode and I have covered a ton of possible outfield and infield targets the team could acquire via trade this offseason. I’ve looked at the non-qualifying offer free agent market for potential options, too. The most logical avenue for the Indians

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Indians Fan Guide for the ALCS & NLCS

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The pros and cons of the four teams still remaining.

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Ball Played: Blue Jays deliver knuckle(ball) sandwich to Indians

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Wednesday was why Tuesday’s game hurt so bad. The margin for error with the Cleveland Indians postseason chances is too thin to allow potential wins to slip away as there will still be some games that just do not go well from the beginning. Wednesday was just such a day as the Toronto Blue Jays

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Get Over That .500 Hump, Boys


The Indians have had a losing record for nearly five whole months. After Monday’s win, they deserve to remember what being over .500 feels like.

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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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Indians president Mark Shapiro to take same role in Toronto

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Fare thee well, Mark.

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Mark Shapiro “strong candidate” for Blue Jays job

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The Boston Red Sox made waves with the Cleveland Indians on the field when it was announced that highly touted general manager Dave Dombrowski was joining their front office. Now, it could be the Indians’ turn to dance in the wake of front office news and rumors with Ken Rosenthal is reporting Mark Shapiro’s name could find

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians listening to offers for Carlos Carrasco

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Carlos Carrasco is the latest Cleveland Indian to see his name floated on the trade market, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have been listening to offers for their starting pitchers. He goes on to state that conversations centered around Carlos Carrasco have been had between the Indians and the Toronto

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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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Blue Jays 4, Indians 2: Happ-less against another lefty

Stop me if you heard this one before. A soft tossing lefty who hasn’t been great, sees the Indians and turns himself into the second coming of Sandy Koufax. Toronto’s JA Happ made his third start of the year. The last time out, he didn’t make it out of the third inning, giving up four

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Indians 15, Blue Jays 4 : It’s alive…ALIVE!

Every once and a while, the scuffling Cleveland Indians offense awakens with a big game as they did two Friday’s ago when the battered the White Sox around in a 12-5 win at Progressive Field. Then they came crashing back to earth with five runs in the next three games. But on that night, it

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Indians history books, retread NBA coaches… While We’re Waiting

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History in Canada: The Indians had an insane offensive explosion last night in Toronto. TD will have WFNY’s recap at 10am. But for now, let’s focus on this mind-blowing fact: The Indians had two players with five hits for the first time in the same 9-inning game since 1928. Amazing. David Murphy had three doubles,

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Blue Jays 5, Indians 4: Masterson’s hole too deep for offense to dig out

Justin Masterson is a nice guy. By all accounts he is a great teammate and rarely in a bad mood. But you know what I want to see from him? More nastiness. More intensity. More domination. But here is the thing: I expect too much out of Masterson. Justin is what he is—a nice middle-of-the-rotation

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Poor fundamentals, RISP problems, Carrasco watch, and an Easter gift

The weekend at Progressive Field did not go as planned for the home team. The visiting Toronto Blue Jays, with hordes of their fans on hand after making the four-plus-hour trek down from Ontario, took of three from your Cleveland Indians and may have come away with the sweep if not for a managerial blunder

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Bourn Identity: What’s going on with the Indians center fielder?

A massive debate broke out on Twitter at the end of Friday’s disheartening 3-2 Indians defeat. This time around, it wasn’t actually about attendance. No, it was about Michael Bourn and his eventually failed bunt attempt. After red-hot Lonnie Chisenhall started the bottom of the ninth against the Blue Jays with a double, Bourn attempted

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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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