Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

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Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:

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Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Pitchers

Original: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

I do not know much about the Cleveland Indians, and I want to change that. At some point within the past handful of years, I decided that baseball wasn’t my cup of tea anymore. The season was too long, as were the games that comprised it. I had gotten used to steroid-era stats, and couldn’t adjust to

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What I believe about the 2015 Cleveland Indians

Original: Chuck Crow/Plain Dealer

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

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Grantland: Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Danny Salazar poised for breakout seasons

Carlos Carrasco Cleveland Indians

Grantland’s Jonah Keri is a big fan of the Cleveland Indians this season, so much so that he recently placed them among the top five teams in baseball. With a Cy Young candidate for an ace, an MVP candidate in left field and one of the best catchers in the game, this makes sense. But

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Trevor Bauer went HAM on an “overthinking” inquiry

Trevor Bauer Cleveland Indians

There is no denying that Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is one of the more intelligent players in Major League Baseball. His penchant for mechanics and the how versus the why have made him into one of the league’s brightest young stars. Conversely, these same mannerisms—the pre-game routine, his replies to post-game questions—have made

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The Ten Percent That Matters: Indians Spring Training Notes

Goodyear Ballpark

Reams of information are digitally thrown around during Spring Training. In the end, I would estimate that only 10% of it really matters. The catch? We will not know which 10% until May (at the earliest). All Cleveland Indians fans should be informed, however, so I will post the potentially important nuggets of information and we

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Trevor Bauer built his own drone

Trevor Bauer Drone Pictures

In addition to spending time working on his physical mechanics and becoming a member of the top half of the Cleveland Indians rotation, Tribe starting pitcher Trevor Bauer spent a portion of his offseason building his own drone. Arriving at the team’s complex in Goodyear, Arizona on Wednesday with the rest of his pitching brethren, Bauer

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Cleveland Indians pitching rotation ranked tenth best

Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians

Buster Olney of ESPN is ranking MLB starting rotations as we get closer and closer to pitchers and catchers reporting. The Cleveland Indians staff was really strong in the second half of last season, obviously led by eventual Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. That means that the Tribe’s rotation is decent no matter what, but

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Nine pitches, Four hits, One killer loss

Trevor Bauer Cleveland Indians

Covering the Tribe on a nightly basis is a labor of love for me. But I also have a real job that from time to time keeps me away from the team I love the most. In these instances, readers of WFNY know they can usually count on a Jon Steiner special when I am

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Its all about the pitching

September is just about here. Time is running short for our Wahoos, but they refuse to give into the fight. (Eric Wedge would be so proud.) With their schedule in Soft Mode, the Tribe had to take advantage of what was in front of them. They started their nine-game stretch with three of the AL’s

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Indians 7, Twins 5: Holt and relievers star as Wahoos complete impressive comeback

Tyler Holt

I will be honest: With the way the Indians offense has performed most of the year and with the up and down nature of the team as a whole, I thought the game was over when I turned the TV on. I took my dog for a quick walk after the Indians batted in the

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Lack of offense ruins feeling potential double dip sweep

Zach Walters

See, this is what .500 baseball teams do. Win four. Lose four. Win three, lose a game you shouldn’t lose. Wash, rinse, repeat. Your Cleveland Indians spent eight hours proving they are what they are yesterday at Progressive Field against one baseball’s worst teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tribe is like a hack golfer who

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Brooms, Good Guys, and Great Pitching

David Murphy

Do I say the same thing every three weeks or so? Just when you think you are out, this team sucks you right back in. Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians are not the sexiest group, nor are they the most talented. Their starting pitching is essentially Corey Kluber, hoping for the best with two youngsters, then

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Mariners 5, Indians 2: Tribe slide continues, the time to sell may be upon us

The non-waiver trade deadline is just a day away and the Cleveland Indians are what their record says they are. After Tuesday night’s 5-2 home loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Wahoos are 52-54, two games below .500. Just five games out of the second Wild Card spot, yes, but there are now four teams in

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Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Trevor Bauer

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Yanimal and Bauer send Tribe into break on a high

Trevor Bauer is a beast. I know the stats might not say so, but my man is one heck of a pitcher. We may look back at the trade of Shin-Soo Choo for Bauer and reliever Bryan Shaw (among others) in the same vain as Bartolo Colon trade. I know that is crazy talk, but

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Indians 5, Yankees 3: Bauer and the long ball do in Bombers

So let me get this straight. The Indians can get completely shut down by rookie Shane Greene one night, then beat down arguably the best pitcher in the American League this season in Masahiro Tanaka the next? Sounds about right. These, ladies and gentlemen, are your 2014 Cleveland Indians in a nutshell. I mean seriously,

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Indians 4, Angels 3: The Bauer & Carrasco show

Carlos Carrasco

Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco deserve equal billing at the top. What they did last night on a hazy summer evening at Progressive Field can be described in one word: gritty. Two of the four guys who battled for the fifth starter job in Goodyear in March combined to shutdown the dangerous Los Angeles Angels

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