Buster Olney: Indians have second-best starting rotation in baseball

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Is it April yet?

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Fully immersed: Diving into baseball’s player development culture

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As Cleveland Indians fans who enjoy arriving early to the ballpark know, a dedicated long-toss regimen is as much a part of pregame rituals for many pitchers as batting practice and shagging fly balls is for positional players. Starting pitchers Trevor Bauer and teammate Danny Salazar, in particular, are known to throw it from the

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WFNY Stats and Info: Indians starting pitching still getting kudos

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We know Corey Kluber and Danny Salazar were filthy, but just *how* filthy were they?

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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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MLB Hot Stove: Should the Indians go all-in on 2016?


How far should the Cleveland Indians go to build their 2016 roster? Craig and Michael discuss.

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Maybe I’m wrong about the Indians

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“Maybe I’m wrong” is a phrase I repeat multiple times a day. It is not only a song with a great riff from the Blues Traveler1 , but the phrase serves a balancing purpose for anyone with enough hubris to make predictions and projections in the wildly varying sport that is baseball. I had such

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C-Cap Recap: October Baseball!

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On that “four-day march to the slaughterhouse.”

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Indians move Trevor Bauer to bullpen…for now

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been moved to the bullpen, the team announced on Thursday. With Corey Kluber making his return to the rotation Thursday night, the struggling Bauer has been chosen as the odd man out. Manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Mickey Callaway decided to make the change due to Bauer’s recent

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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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Ball Played: Indians beat Sale with clearance rack players

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THERE’S your right-handed power bat.

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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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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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Weekend Recap: Indians Die Hard for the Wild Card

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The Cleveland Indians are still incredible long shots to make the playoffs. The AL Central has been all but won by the Kansas City Royals, making the Wild Card the only route to October. However, four teams are still above the Indians in the race for the last Wild Card playoff spot. The Indians trail the Wild

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Next Up for the Cleveland Indians: Football Season

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You could say the Indians have moved up into a tie for third place in the American League Central Division. Or you could very well say they’re in a tie with the Chicago White Sox as the fifth worst team in the AL. As the late Jonathan Winters used to say, “Clean mind, clean body

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Video: Best of the Indians Week

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The Tribe produced some highlights in a rare winning week.

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Weekend Recap: Indians win “epic” series against Yankees

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It was a period of civil war. Tribe analytic versus traditional fans fighting over the reasons for a disappointing season and were about to face the evil Yankee Empire. During the initial battle, a rebel by the moniker of Little Cowboy managed to fluster the empire to earn the first win and inspire ballads that

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Ball Played: Bauer lasts less than an hour before hitting the shower

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Sigh. The day after the Cleveland Indians exploded for a strong offensive showing to complement a strong pitching performance, they fell back to scuffling on offense, while Trevor Bauer did not even last two innings. Such is the life in a season of a last place team whose pendulum comes down to match every upward swing. On Tuesday,

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Which sport sucks the most? While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. The Cleveland Indians baseball club sure played a game last night in Boston. A day after Danny Salazar twirled seven innings of one-run ball en route to an 8-2 victory, Trevor Bauer was chased away in the second inning as the Tribe lost to the Red Sox 9-1. Eduardo Rodriguez scattered six

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Next Up: The AL East … to Boston and New York


The Indians are working on an 11-game road trip. For the Tribe, enemy territory has been friendlier than home cooking. Their record at home is 54-62, while on the road it’s 30-28. In an Indians season full of bewildering contradictions, this away-field advantage just might beat them all. (Or is it a home field disadvantage?)

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C-Cap Recap: The Two Trevors


Despite another noble effort with the sticks, the Cleveland Indians couldn’t overcome a rough outing from Trevor Bauer on Thursday night, dropping the finale of a three-game set with the New York Yankees, 8-6. The loss ended the Tribe’s four-game winning streak and pulled the Bombers out of their own five-game slide. It also means

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