Ball Played: Incredible Indians bash AL-best Royals as losing streak expires

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The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has played out much like the end of the first act in the animated superhero movie The Incredibles. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were the opening demonstration of the individual powers for players on the team and included AL MVP nominations, Silver Slugger, and Cy Young Awards. However, the 2015 season

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Fangraphs Trade Value Rankings: Four Indians make top 50

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Fangraphs released their annual trade value rankings over the All-Star break that attempts to gauge the most valuable players in MLB as a function of talent, age, and contract status. So, younger players with more team control will usually win out over older players even if the youth have statistics that lag slightly behind as

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State of the Indians: President Mark Shapiro on all things Tribe

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The Cleveland Indians are nearing the end of the mid-summer All-Star break of a relatively disappointing campaign that has seen them start the year 42-46 and in a tie for last place in the AL Central division. Indians president Mark Shapiro recently sat down with Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal to discuss the 2015

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Ball Played: That’s the way Cookie crumbles

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Three steps backward, four steps forward, three steps back. That sequence not only describes the past 10 games for the Cleveland Indians, but it also feels like an overall summary for the season. The Indians dig themselves a hole before starting to climb out of it, only to start digging again. In the end, this team

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Ball Played: Umpire cannot interfere with Indians win

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Sometimes, the umpire gets the rule completely and blatantly wrong. It happens. Everyone on the field is human and prone to mistakes including those umpires who generally do a much better job than the credit they receive for it. Thankfully, a rather egregious umpire ruling in the first inning did not affect the final outcome

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Ball Played: Tigers continue mastery over Indians

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The missing ingredient for the Cleveland Indians offense is often said to be a right-handed power bat. Perhaps a hitter capable of knocking around 50 extra base hits while winning a Silver Slugger Award would give them the necessary boost. Of course, the 2015 Indians expected to have such a hitter in their lineup, but

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Customer Service: Indians help out fan who caught two HR balls

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: at Progressive Field on June 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Seattle defeated Cleveland 3-2.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 began as a normal day for 24-year-old insurance agent Jacob McMichael. Nothing out of the ordinary foreshadowed the incredible night that was to follow. Perhaps the out of the ordinary should have been expected for Jacob, as he has attended Cleveland Indians games since 1995, when his first game coincided with Albert Belle’s

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Yan Gomes to start for Indians on Sunday

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For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving

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Life Without Yan

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Over the weekend, not only did the Cleveland Indians manage to lose three straight games to their division rival Detroit Tigers, but they managed to lose one of their most valuable position players in the process when center fielder Rajai Davis slid into the side of Yan Gomes’ knee. Thankfully, the MRI revealed that it

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Youch! Gomes out 6-8 weeks with MCL sprain

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As if dropping the first two games of their series against the Detroit Tigers was not a big enough blow, the Cleveland Indians will be forced to go to battle without catcher Yan Gomes. An MRI confirms that Gomes has a mild sprain of his right MCL and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks, an

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Indians defense no longer a comedy of errors

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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

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What I believe about the 2015 Cleveland Indians

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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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Blue hair, Tied game, House falls apart: Cleveland Indians Spring Training update

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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

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On the Cleveland Indians and their “stroke of genius”

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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

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Players by Trade

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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

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Yan Gomes, Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber among Grantland’s most valuable

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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

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Kluber and Brantley finalists for Cy Young, MVP

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No playoffs, but can two Indians bring home some hardware?

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Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes finalists for Gold Glove Award

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Good luck?

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Yan Gomes makes Keith Law’s “Exceeded Expectations” List

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One hell of a year for Yanny Baseball.

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Tribe Stayin’ Alive

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Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’…

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