In simple terms, the 2014 Cleveland Indians defense was a comedy of errors. The laughs extended to several comically range-limited defenders as well as some unfortunate injuries at key positions. The defense was so poor that the Indians ranked in last place in both Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and in Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR). They were
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
Less than 30 days until the Tribe is back in Progressive Field. Here’s the latest from Goodyear, Arizona: • Friday’s Cleveland Indians game against the Kansas City Royals had a few noteworthy items. For starters (pun fully intended) Danny Salazar continued his high-strike out, high-pitch count ways as he delivered four strike outs, while also
In a piece recently published at FOX Sports’ Just a Bit Outside, Chris Antonetti and the Cleveland Indians were the subjects of considerate praise thanks to the development and downright stardom exhibited by three of 2014’s biggest contributors: left fielder Michael Brantley, Cy Young pitcher Corey Kluber and catcher Yan Gomes. While Kluber has some new hardware for his mantle
Winter in Cleveland is not conducive to baseball. The unforgiving cold and unwieldy snow serve as a better backdrop to hockey or frostbite. While we shovel the driveway, Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro are working the phones to try and find the right players to boost the Cleveland Indians’ chances in a strong Central Division
He may be a “no-name,” but Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes finds himself ranked ahead of stars like St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright, Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki and Atlanta’s Freddy Freeman in Grantland’s latest list of trade value within Major League Baseball. Gomes, ranked 25th in all of baseball, is one of three members of the Tribe
No playoffs, but can two Indians bring home some hardware?
One hell of a year for Yanny Baseball.
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’…
I know I know: The Cleveland Browns should have won. But hey, look on the bright side, their baseball counterparts, the Cleveland Indians, will enter the last week of the regular season within striking distance of the playoffs. You can tell me that it is a long shot, but with the three games—plus three outs—to
Carlos Santana, TJ House and Corey Kluber lead the Cleveland Indians in a double-header sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
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
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
“When’s the schedule coming out?” This was a text I received every few days since LeBron’s return to the Cavaliers. For weeks and weeks, many have been on edge. No official announcement came at first – the NBA had been said to want to delay the release to closer to mid-August. Finally, there was news.
Baseball has a long, grueling and agitating season. Life might be especially annoying as a baseball fan of a .500 team. When you’re a bad team, almost every game is bad. It’s like being a Cubs fan. When things are good, yes the expectations are high, but again, you’re winning. The ‘90s were so much
I am running out of superlatives to describe the Tribe’s Corey Kluber. So this is what it’s like to have a real ace? The Indians haven’t seen anything like this since Cliff Lee’s 2008 Cy Young season. But even then, I don’t think we truly appreciated what we were watching. Lee was dominating with unbelievable
If only Corey Kluber could start every game for the Indians…… Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the matchup of aces at Progressive Field. Felix Hernandez, currently the favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award took the mound for the Seattle Mariners. Kluber, the Indians clear number one, opposed him. If
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
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