Tribe Weekend Recap: Dominant starting pitching, slumbering bats, and Ubaldo being Ubaldo

Carlos Carrasco

This weekend series was once again another example of what this 2014 Cleveland Indians team is all about. The AL East leading Baltimore Orioles came to town with the biggest margin of any division top dog in baseball. Their offense is beastly, with power up and down the lineup. So naturally the story of the

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The Top Five Tribe Rotations of the Past 20 Years

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With the 20-year anniversary of Jacobs/Progressive Field almost upon us, we will be taking a look at top-fives in each aspect of the Indians on the field.  We started last week with the bullpens and today we will move to the starting rotations. Coming up with five groups was not an easy task. Let’s be honest

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YELLING TRIBE, BROWNS AND TWITTER WITH @sportsyelling – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-28

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I was very happy to welcome in @sportsyelling for the first time on the WFNY Podcast. She (yes, she) is a Tribe first sports fan, so we talked a lot about the Indians. We talked about Ubaldo Jimenez, the rotation, Chief Wahoo, and Ervin Santana. We also touched on the Browns and how the NFL

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Ubaldo Jimenez deal simply made more sense for Orioles

No player in Cleveland had a bigger turn-around than Ubaldo

Within the context of MLB free agency, four years and $48 million sounds about right for 30-year-old Ubaldo Jimenez. Within the context of MLB economics, it probably just was a more palatable deal for the Baltimore Orioles than the Cleveland Indians. You see, even though the Orioles had to sacrifice the No. 17 overall pick1,

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Orioles sign Ubaldo Jimenez to 4-year contract

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With pitchers and catchers already in camp for Spring Training, it was only a matter of time before Ubaldo Jimenez finally got a lucrative contract. The Baltimore Orioles gave him just that when they agreed to terms with the former Indian on a 4-year, $48 million contract, per Ken Rosenthal and MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko. Source:

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Indians haven’t talked to Ubaldo Jiménez in weeks

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Pitchers and catchers are set to report to Goodyear, Arizona and one of their own, free agent starter Ubaldo Jiménez, remains unsigned. Nevertheless, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tribe has not had contact with Jiménez in “weeks.” For those wondering, one source says it has been “weeks” since the #Indians spoke with the agents

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Could Ubaldo have a Cleveland Homecoming?

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  (Editor’s Note: The following is a submission from Richard Clark) With Masahiro Tanaka off the board, inking a 7-year, $155 million deal with the less-than-frugal New York Yankees, and Matt Garza agreeing to terms with the Brewers for four years and $52 million, the free agency pitching logjam should begin to clear out quickly

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Browns coaching search, Anthony Bennett and Super Bowl predictions with Dennis Manoloff – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-29

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It’s always great to catch up with Dennis Manoloff (follow D-Man on Twitter) and it has been too long since I have done so. D-Man talked to me about a variety of topics today from the Browns hiring Mike Pettine, philisophically how he treats the Pilot Flying J case as a Browns story, and Anthony

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Thursday Tribe Notes

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Its cold. Its winter. The Cavs are awful. The Browns Head Coaching search is comical at this point. Lets talk about the best team in town, shall we? 1. This Carlos Santana to third base thing took on a life of its own over the past few days. Speaking to ESPN Deportes baseball insider Enrique

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Yankees ink Tanaka; Ubaldo Jiménez could be the next domino to fall

No player in Cleveland had a bigger turn-around than Ubaldo

Highly coveted Japanese import Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees agreed to a seven-year $155 million deal on Wednesday. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the details. It’s a record amount given to an incoming Japanese player under the new posting system that caps team transfer fees at $20 million. But

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The Qualifier: Can the Indians steal back Ubaldo Jimenez?

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The waiting……I cant take much more of it. No, I am not talking about the ridiculous and seemingly clueless Browns Head Coaching search. Just get me to Tribe opening day already. (Let me get it out of the way. If the Browns are indeed waiting on Denver Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, then fine. I guess.

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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Ubaldo Jiménez

No player in Cleveland had a bigger turn-around than Ubaldo

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by a WFNY writer.

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Though still unsigned, Ubaldo Jiménez wants $14 million per year

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According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the reprentation for Ubaldo Jimenez are telling clubs that he still expects to sign a multi-year deal worth at least $14 million annually. Agents for Ubaldo Jimenez telling clubs that he still expects to sign a multi-year deal at $14 million-plus annually. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 7, 2014

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The Diff: Reviewing Indians pitching moves this offseason

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. On Friday, I wrote about the Cavs’ terrible offense (except for when they play the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, apparently). Today, I’m writing about the many offseason transactions involving pitchers for the the

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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Mickey Callaway

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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While We’re Waiting… Moving To Third, Getting Bynum The Ball, and Forsaken Baseball Teams

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off, we know Carlos Santana is playing winter

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How badly do the Indians need more starters? – Cleveland Indians Roundtable

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Craig: Maybe I’m blinded by optimism, but I’m not overly concerned with a pitcher. The Indians have Masterson, Salazar, Kluber, McAllister and guys like Tomlin, Carrasco and Bauer to find five guys today. Yes it would be nice to insert a name in that list somewhere, but I’m not feeling desperate just yet. Look at

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Chris Antonetti talks Indians offseason on Sirius XM

Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti was on Sirius XM earlier this afternoon to talk about the team’s upcoming offseason. You can listen for yourself on this SiriusXM link for a 3.5-minute portion of the entire interview. Per Twitter, other topics mentioned: Asdrubal Cabrera’s offseason training regimen, Trevor Bauer’s rocky 2013 and Danny Salazar’s unrestricted 2014.

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The Diff: Indians offseason, 2014 salary and contention windows

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. This is my 41st edition of The Diff. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I injected some stats into a Cavs rotation projection. This week, I’m writing about 2014 Indians salary issues. For many, talking about

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Talkin’ Tribe: Winning the Ubaldo trade, Kazmir’s future, and Tim Hudson?

Scott Kazmir

You can forget any talk about Ubaldo Jimenez returning to Cleveland, no matter what GM Chris Antonetti said yesterday. Of course they want to talk to him about a long term deal. Doesn’t mean it is going to happen. I am sure that Ubaldo’s agents will give the Indians brass a courtesy meeting, but he

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