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Tigers sign Miguel Cabrera to record-setting contract extension

Miguel Cabrera

Someday it will stop snowing, and someday Mike Ilitch will die. But until then, the Detroit Tigers are going to spend money without regard to their (or anyone else’s) reality.  After failing to extend Max Scherzer last week, the AL Central rival Tigers decided to make two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera the highest paid player in

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General

While We’re Waiting… Browns smart to wait for coach

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Well, this is moderately encouraging: “I don’t

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Notre Dame College adds Travis Hafner to baseball staff

Travis Hafner

Former Cleveland Indians slugger Travis Hafner will be joining the Notre Dame College baseball staff this coming season. Hafner, 36, had been rumored to take the assistant coaching position under head coach Len Barker if he was unable to find an MLB job for the 2014 season. His wife, Amy, is a cheerleading coach at

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Indians

Yankees 6 Indians 4: Pronk and CC help sweep Tribe out of the Bronx

Mike Aviles

Seth Greenberg, former head basketball coach at Virginia Tech, now an analyst on ESPN once said after a blowout loss “sometimes you’re the dog….sometimes you’re the tree.” Well your Cleveland Indians were the tree all week as the Yankees took turns battering the Wahoos into submission. The Indians had hoped to stop their 4-11 skid

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Podcast

Cleveland Indians talk – trying not to talk attendance, Swisher’s intangibles, Francona and Ubaldo and more with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-09

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We did talk briefly about the attendance, but really not much at all. We’ve both agreed that it shouldn’t dominate the headlines a second year in a row. Lackluster attendance and how tired we are of talking about it Bud Shaw’s article about the long-term project TV ratings and how far they’re up year over

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Travis Hafner bombs and so does John Sterling

I personally wish Travis Hafner the best. I was obviously disappointed in how his Tribe career worked out, but I think he was too. I think he always wanted to do well for himself and for the team. With that, I wish him nothing but the best even as he now plays for the New

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Indians

Cleveland Indians makeover is fun, but will it work?

Nick Swisher

Despite all the additional questions surrounding the Cleveland Indians, this has to be one of the most exciting off-seasons in memory. It isn’t just about the higher profile signings that the Indians have made either. This team feels fresh and new, from manager Terry Francona all the way to the guys competing to sit on

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Indians

Hafner Heads East…..PEACE

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Travis Hafner…Travis Hafner….Travis Hafner…. adios my friend. Twitter was abuzz yesterday when word came down that our old friend Pronk had finally found a home. I fully expected him to end up in either Oakland or Tampa Bay, considering their recent history of DH’s. But instead, Hafner will sign a one-year, $1.1 million deal with

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Headlines

MLB News: Travis Hafner close to inking deal with New York Yankees

(Update: Hafner has reportedly signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Yankees) While he was rumored to be in the mix for the Cleveland Indians’ vacant designated hitter job, it appears that long-time Tribe slugger Travis Hafner could be rocking a half-buttoned pinstrip jersey for 2013. #yankees are talking travis hafner (as @bradfo said), as well

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MLB Rumor: Indians could add Hafner, Thome as DH

As the Cleveland Indians continue their search for a designated hitter, two familiar names continue to creep back into the fold: Travis Hafner and Jim Thome. As reported earlier this week by CBS’ Jon Heyman, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer piles on by adding team-specific insight — when the Indians didn’t exercise Hafner’s

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Indians

Thome or Travis? I Choose Neither

Jim Thome

Here’s a piece I never thought I would be writing again, let alone in 2013. With Indians roster all but set, there is still one spot that is wide open as we sit here on January 23rd. Designated Hitter. For years, the Indians have had the position held down with a big bat who plopped

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians

TD’s Ten For Thursday

Norv Turner

Its Thursday….Im bored….We need some topics for discussion….So lets do this….10 for Thursday 1. The Browns have officially named Norv Turner as their new offensive coordinator. While people will probably gloss right over this, I happen to think bringing Turner to Cleveland is a coup. The Browns have put it out there that one of the reasons new

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General

While We’re Waiting… Francona brings swagger to Cleveland

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “There is a new feeling around the Cleveland Indians. It isn’t a feeling of cockiness, but confidence. It’s a feeling of pride in what

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Indians

Why Missing Out on Victorino is a Good Thing

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You should be happy this morning, Indians fans. In case you missed it, veteran outfielder Shane Victorino chose the Boston Red Sox over the Tribe last night and signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the AL East beast. It had been widely reported that the Indians went to four years and $44 million on the man

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Headlines

MLB News: Indians pick up option on Jiménez, decline Hafner and Hernandez

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has exercised the 2013 club option of right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jiménez. Also today, the Indians declined the 2013 club options for designated hitter Travis Hafner and right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona).  Jimenez, 28, went 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA in 31 starts for the Indians in 2012 (176.2IP,

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