Adios Cabbie, it was fun … until it wasn’t

Asrdubal Cabrera

Back in 2006, the Indians had the bright idea of a first base platoon of Ben Broussard and the 36-year old right-handed free agent signee Eduardo Perez. All credit to the great Anthony Castrovince, now of MLB.com and formerly at Indians.com, who came up with perhaps the greatest nickname in baseball platoon history: Benuardo. The

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Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington for Zach Walters

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After yesterday’s unloading of Justin Masterson, this can’t be much of a surprise: The Indians have traded long-time shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals. In return, the Indians reportedly will receive 24-year-old infielder Zach Walters. He was Washington’s ninth-rounder in the 2010 draft. In 223 games for Triple-A Syracuse, he has a .262/.304/.516 line

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MLB News: Tigers trade Doug Fister to Washington Nationals

Major AL Central news again occurred Monday night, as the Detroit Tigers traded starter Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals. High schooler Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish was the first to report the news. Both teams have now confirmed the deal. In the trade, which FanGraphs has already labeled a “steal” , the Nationals

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Tribe Weekend Wrapup: A Ode To Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber

Could “Team Streak” be trending upwards again? Your Cleveland Indians were a blown save away from sweeping the Washington Nationals out of Progressive Field this weekend in grand fashion. They settled for a series win, which you will take all day long especially when the opposing pitchers are Tribe killer Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmerman, and

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Playoff Baseball and What the Indians Did Wrong

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The past few nights have been tremendous fun for baseball fans around the world. Obviously, the results did not go in the underdog’s favor, but several extra-inning games and a record 4/4 five-game division series make for tons of drama. Just last season, fans would be amazed by the fact that the Washington Nationals, Baltimore

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Determining the market value for Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo Jose Lopez

Last night while trying to avoid the actual topic of the Indians losing to the A’s1 I decided it would be interesting to start discussing what kind of price Shin-Soo Choo could demand on the open market. We all like Choo (I think.) He is a player who should be part of any team’s solution

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Confessions: Am I rooting for Strasburg at the Tribe’s expense?

This afternoon will likely present the most electric atmosphere at Progressive Field this season.  Unfortunately, it’s not on account of the home team.  Stephen Strasburg is a pitching prospect who has come up with unparalleled hype.  In his first ever major league start this past Tuesday night, he electrified his home crowd in Washington with

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Tribe ties longest win streak of the season in best performance of the season

Last night was probably the most fun you had watching a Tribe game this season.  The Indians, decked out in replica throwback uniforms to celebrate 1920’s night, won their fourth straight game matching their longest win streak of the season.  They will have their hands full today trying to extend the streak against Stephen Strasburg

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Santana debuts, Kearns crushes former team for 3rd straight win

When breaking down the schedule at the beginning of the year, the Indians home series with the Nationals looked to be one of the more unappealing weekend series on the schedule.  But the events of the past week have added increased hype and excitement, turning it into one of the more anticipated weekends at Progressive

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While We’re Waiting… Delonte’s Fight and the Future of Jon Gruden and Brady Quinn

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. Delonte’s Game: “This season for reasons both legal and personal, Delonte West has been told and chosen to keep mostly to himself.  Even for

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Hey, Larry Dolan. Where’s Our Letter?

With the Washington Nationals sitting at 26-61 at the All-Star break, they have decided to cut ties with their head coach Manny Acta.  In doing so, the front office has penned an offical letter to the fans of the Nationals. In said letter, there were a lot of details pertaining to certain players on the

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When Worlds Collide: LeBron James and Alex Ovechkin

To the surprise of no one, Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog came strong this morning.  The best part, before even focusing on the game at hand, that we would like to sweep under the proverbial rug, he shot up a post about LeBron James’ (I assume pre-game) meeting with Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin.

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