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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians listening to offers for Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco is the latest Cleveland Indian to see his name floated on the trade market, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have been listening to offers for their starting pitchers. He goes on to state that conversations centered around Carlos Carrasco have been had between the Indians and the Toronto

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Indians, WFNY Stats & Info

Bode Plots: Which type of contact is affecting Indians batters the most?

With the Cleveland Indians continuing their struggles hitting with RISP1 , there has been an added emphasis among analysts and fans to uncover how much of their struggles are luck versus skill. In particular, there has been an emphasis on the amount of hard hit balls. However, there is a possibility that focus is on

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Ball Played: Dr. Smooth and the Francisco Kid defeat Anderson’s Mr. Regression

If Tuesday night was Major League night in Milwaukee, then Wednesday’s day game must have been ’90s day. There was not an overabundance of flannel, acid-washed jeans, or Starter jackets, nor did Nirvana and the Stone Temple Pilots dominate batters’ walkup music selections. Instead, the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers combined for 31 hits and

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Minor League news: Clint Frazier MiLB CF-of-the-week, Bradley Zimmer continues hot July

With the 2015 Cleveland Indians continuing to have a gigantic hole in center field both offensively and defensively, Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer are competing against each other to be the Indians long-term solution. Clint Frazier has fallen behind in that competition as Frazier remains in the High-A Carolina League for the Lynchburg Hillcats, while

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Fangraphs Trade Value Rankings: Four Indians make top 50

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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Ronda Rousey responds to Cardale Jones

The 2015 ESPY Awards themselves may not have gone the way that the Ohio State Buckeyes faithful may have wanted, but the night was further enhanced by a series of tweets from the only starting quarterback to ever win a College Football Playoff championship, Cardale “12 Gauge” Jones. Jones both pursued and elicited a video

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Was Sandy Alomar Jr. overrated or underrated? Depends on who you ask.

Every fan base has a special few players who are held in higher regard than their overall career statistical output might indicate. The shift to harsh quantitative analysis has led to many of these players being “outed” to disprove the former qualitative thoughts of value. Of course, what often is dismissed in these debates is that the

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

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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Browns to spend most in NFL on defense in 2015

Expectations for the 2015 Cleveland Browns defense have continued to rise during the offseason. The offseason started with five members — Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden, Donte Whitner, Tashaun Gipson, and K’Waun Williams — of the defensive unit making the PFF All-AFC-North team. First round pick Danny Shelton then highlighted a defense-heavy draft that NFL.com rated as

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Making sense of advanced pitching statistics

If you missed it, we already delved into the layman definitions of advanced hitting statistics. This post is a look into the pitching side of all of those crazy abbreviations and acronyms. Corey Kluber will go into the MLB All-Star break with a 4-10 record to go along with a 3.38 ERA. Despite those mediocre

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Mike Aviles on Family Medical Emergency List

The Cleveland Indians super-utility player Mike Aviles was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list on Saturday. Adriana Aviles, the four year old daughter of Aviles, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year and Aviles had already spent some time on the same list in May. Indians.com writer August Fagerstrom writes: Aviles left the stadium

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Chisenhall and Ramirez now Clippers in the outfield

When Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez were relegated to the AAA Columbus Clippers, the hope for the Cleveland Indians was that Giovanny Urshela and Francisco Lindor would play well enough to solidify themselves as the starters at third base and shortstop for the foreseeable future. Despite issues for Francisco Lindor at the plate1 , the two

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Ball Played: Good Guy Murphy tells Astros goodnight in Indians win

Attendance is an issue that tends to divide the fanbase, so it is a topic that I generally avoid. However, I had planned to write about the subject today even before WFNY’s TD returned to give us a season-ticket holder’s view of the current attendance issues. He did a wonderful job describing the renovations1 ,

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Making sense of advanced hitting statistics

Following baseball can be a chore. Determining if Felix Hernandez or Corey Kluber was worthy of winning the 2014 Cy Young Award would have been simple a generation ago. Take a look at that win/loss record, ERA, and strikeout totals. The main debate would have been if either of them deserved to win on non-playoff

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Ball Played: Brantley, Kluber’s blank expression blanks Astros

Corey Kluber getting left off of the American League All-Star team has left many analysts who favor advanced statistics baffled, as he is having another strong season when looking at stats like FIP, WAR, K%, SIERA, among others1 . Of course, when looking at his record (4-9 personal record or 5-13 team record when he starts)

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Ball Played: That’s the way Cookie crumbles

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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A look at the young position-playing stars of MLB

There has been increased attention paid upon the youthful stars dominating the current MLB season, and such dominance could be seen in the 2015 MLB All Star starting rosters. A mere five of the 17 selected starters for the 2015 game were above the age of 29. And, one of those selections was the AL

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Indians add international prospects

July 2 of each calendar year is the day that MLB holds their new crop of 16 year old international prospects from most Latin American countries. The risk can be a bit higher as these are much younger, less-developed players than are drafted through the Rule 4 MLB amateur draft, but the reward is still

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Anthems and Echoes

Find the flag, hats off, no pushing. That is the refrain that countless little league coaches utter as their team stands along the first and third base lines1 just before a YouTube version of the national anthem blares over out-dated and blown-out speakers. Most players, parents, siblings, and coaches might have their minds focused elsewhere

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Ball Played: Carrasco’s night, my kind of team

Carlos Carrasco has had one hell of a calendar year. He has had to rescessitate his career as a starter and navigate health issues while maintaining a level of excellence on the field that led to his long-term financial security. The culmination of those efforts came on Wednesday as Carlos Carrasco pitched one out away

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