Indians

C-Cap Recap: Bauer’s Finest Hour and a Near No-No

Ijust had that dream again—the one where the Cleveland Indians are three outs away from their first no-hitter in 34 years, and Nick Hagadone is on the hill. …And he’s in his underwear. In what could have easily gone down as the least electric atmosphere for a no-hit bid in Major League history, the roughly

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Indians

C-Cap Recap: Spring Training Stats Edition

Though the point has been made repeatedly (at this very author’s hand, no less) that Spring Training statistics are the snake oil of baseball prognostication, it’s still kind of hard to say goodbye to March without looking back on how our various Tribesmen fared down in the desert. So, as an appropriate April Fool’s Day

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College Basketball, Featured

March Madness: The 40 Greatest NCAA Cinderellas

They enter the dance as dark horses, longshots, sleepers, and underdogs. But since the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament introduced its seeding system in 1979, the biggest overachievers in March have always wound up going by one name: “Cinderella.” Now, in perhaps the first incident of a sports-related countdown list being published on one

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Indians

The Window Is Wide Open… Don’t Fall Out: 2015 Indians Preview

Rebuilding a baseball team takes exactly six years – or at least that’s how the Cleveland Indians’ meticulous approach has generally unfolded since the Hank Peters era. The Joe Carter trade in 1989 eventually begat the 1995 AL Champs. The blowing up of that dynasty after the 2001 season built the foundation for the 2007

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Indians

Who Believes in Jesus?

If Francisco Lindor is the Indians’ undisputed “can’t miss” prospect and Giovanny Urshela is the thinking man’s “under the radar” favorite, Jesus Aguilar seems relegated to yet another year as the .500-slugging elephant in the room. Everybody knows he’s there, everybody has seen the numbers he’s put up, but as Aguilar approaches his 25th birthday,

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Indians

Where Are They Now? T-Plush & the Tribe’s 2014 Spring Invitees

There might not be a more conventional form of Spring Training journalism than the “diamond in the rough” piece, in which uneducated guessers like myself ask burning questions like, “Could Bruce Chen be this year’s Scott Kazmir?” Never underestimate a baseball writer’s ability to turn a two-word answer—“probably not”—into a 1,000 word thesis on why

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Indians

The Indians’ “All-Time” Spring Training Hall of Fame: Inaugural Class

With most of the Tribe’s roster pretty well set for 2015, some fans will look at this month’s slate of Spring Training games as a mere prelude to the “ones that count,” or as an outdated, needlessly long series of stretching exercises for guys who already train year-round anyway. For these fans, March marches on

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