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Ball Played: Indians survive game of bunts

Major League Baseball does a great tribute to Jackie Robinson and, really, all of the players that helped break down the color barrier in baseball every April 15 by having the players wear his 42 jersey, which also lends to writers across the nation expounding on the struggles that he had to overcome. He is

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Carlos Carrasco to pitch for Indians on Monday

As Carlos Carrasco laid on the ground and players, coaches, and trainers rushed to his side, all while the rest of us prayed that he would be okay after a Melky Cabrera line drive hit him squarely in the jaw, it would have been unfathomable to suggest that he would be pitching anytime in the near

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Ball Played: Thankfully, scary injury for Carrasco not as bad as first appeared

Normally, I write the top portion of these recaps ahead of time in order to provide a true feel for how the game was expected to be played. Whether the game follows the script or diverges is an important component. I had written up about Carlos Carrasco’s ten strikeout performance and his 2014 dominance of

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Indians add Hayes, DFA Marcum, and sign Chacin

The Cleveland Indians made their official moves on Tuesday to prepare for life without Yan Gomes (temporarily). Brett Hayes will now be the backup catcher as he gets promoted from Columbus. To make room on the roster, pitcher Shaun Marcum is the player who was designated for assignment. News: + Brett Hayes up from AAA + Shaun

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Life Without Yan

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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Ball Played: Carrasco dominates, Santana goes yard in win

Wednesday was the anniversary of Frank Robinson breaking the color barrier by becoming the first African American manager in MLB for the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He celebrated by hitting a homerun in his first at bat of the game. The Indians have made sure to highlight this anniversary with a dedicated plaque outside the

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What impact do these contract extensions have on the Cleveland Indians?

As part of the Cleveland Indians 2015 season preview, WFNY’s Andrew Clayman expertly tackled the subject of the contention window and how long fans can expect it to stay open. Since that post, the Indians have signed Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco to extensions locking them up with the team through that contention window. The

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Health scare played large role in Carlos Carrasco’s contract

Most pundits have been lauding the Cleveland Indians for extending both Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco this past week to what may wind up being team-friendly deals (especially considering each came with two team options on the backend of the contracts). The underlying detail that was not revealed until Wednesday, however, is one of the main

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Baseball is better than football

I did not always feel this way. Football can be addictive. The strategies in having eleven men work together seamlessly in hopes of obtaining a goal can be beautiful to watch, and breaking down the individual components that make plays happen is satisfying to an analytical mind. However, as I have grown older, moved away

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Ball Played: Kluber outdueled by Keuchel as Indians lose on Opening Day

One of the great things about Opening Day is that barring injury fans get to see the best pitchers from each respective team. It is arguable that the best pitching pairing of Opening Day was in Houston as Westbrookian worm-burner Dallas Keuchel took on the machine that is known as Corey Kluber. Cleveland Indians fans

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2015 Indians Season Roundtable Preview

We finally made it to Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians in Texas against the Houston Astros (not to be confused with the Home Opener on April 10). I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Cleveland Indians preview series that we have staged the last two weeks. It was great getting six different writers involved

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Indians extend Corey Kluber for up to seven years

Earlier Saturday, the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber were reportedly progressing in contract negotiations just days after CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman shared that the two sides are in contact, but chances for an extension are said to be “less than great.” The slightly positive news turned extremely positive Saturday night, however, as it is now being

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Indians provide Friday funnies with the Jerry Kipnis Show

Your browser does not support iframes. As WFNY’s Jacob Rosen and Will Gibson alluded to earlier today, the Cleveland Indians are continuing to boost their social media presence and add to their interaction with fans. Their latest attempt to add to the entertainment value of following the Indians is a supposed public access show hosted

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In search of Corey Kluber’s smile

From the very first pitch, Corey Kluber is locked in. He looks straight into the batter’s eyes. When he’s on the mound, Kluber has lifeless, black eyes, like a doll’s. When he comes at a hitter, he does not even seem alive until the pitch bites and those black eyes roll over white. And then, fans hear the terrible

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Post-March Indians expectations charted by Klubots

The genesis for these articles was spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). Denny has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. To see exactly

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ESPN ranks Kyrie Irving as only the ninth best PG in NBA

Back in October, when Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was coming off a three-year start to his career that saw him become a brilliant scorer who had difficulties playing defense or staying healthy, ESPN saw fit to rank him as the 23rd best player in the NBA and the seventh best point guard. Damian Lillard,

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Indians’ Starting Rotation Battle Royale coming to a close

As Palm Sunday is nearly upon us, the battle for the fourth and fifth starting positions in the Cleveland Indians pitching rotation has almost completed. So, before the announcement becomes official, let us take a look at how the pitchers have done this spring. The statistics from Spring Training are not a true measuring stick

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Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:

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Indians defense no longer a comedy of errors

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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Audio: Kevin Love talks Cavs role and relationships on Mike and Mike

Kevin Love and the pursuit of happiness with his role on the Cleveland Cavaliers has been a season-long topic of conversation. Whether it was the presence of his opt-out clause, rumors that he will return to Los Angeles1 , or LeBron James subtweeting about fitting in, the constant fascination of the elite power forward’s future

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