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Ball Played: Bauer lasts less than an hour before hitting the shower

Sigh. The day after the Cleveland Indians exploded for a strong offensive showing to complement a strong pitching performance, they fell back to scuffling on offense, while Trevor Bauer did not even last two innings. Such is the life in a season of a last place team whose pendulum comes down to match every upward swing. On Tuesday,

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Bode Plots: The Salazar Paradox

We tend to view fortune in sports in binary terms. This player has been lucky. That player has been unlucky. However, is it possible for a player to both be fortunate and unfortunate at the same time? Such has seemingly been the case with Danny Salazar’s post All-Star break starts, as his sterling 1.76 ERA,

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Ball Played: Sorry, but I still love these guys

Terry Francona spent Tuesday with his good friend John Farrell1. The two began a friendship in 1988 as members of the Cleveland Indians, one which has continued over the years. So, when John Farrell, now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and his first chemotherapy session happened to coincide with

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Brantley out of Friday’s lineup, day-to-day with shoulder inflammation

The day after an uncharacteristic 0-for-4 outing versus the New York Yankees, Michael Brantley will miss Friday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins with shoulder inflammation. The Indians have not announced the source of the injury or how long it has been bothering him. Michael Brantley had sat out of Wednesday’s game

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Video: Watch Maiya and Adriana Aviles throw out the first pitch

Mike Aviles twin daughters, Adriana and Maiya, were chosen to throw out the first pitch at yesterday’s Indians-Yankees game. There was quite a bit of action before the pitch, and it was unbearably adorable. Your browser does not support iframes. There was a meeting of the minds (or head-to-head interaction, depending on your preferred pun)

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Good news, everyone! “Nothing significant” injury-wise for Browns in first preseason game

“Nothing significant on the injury front to report,” Browns head coach Mike Pettine said to lead off his statement to the media after the Cleveland Browns completed their first preseason game of the 2015 NFL season. There might not be a better statement that a NFL head coach can make at the conclusion of a

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PFF ranks Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, and Alex Mack among NFL best OL

Pro Football Focus (PFF) has become one of the more trusted sources of advanced analytical information about the NFL over the past several seasons. In the preseason tradition of releasing rankings and expectations for NFL teams and players, PFF has began releasing their top 10 player rankings at each position. Fans of the Cleveland Browns

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Handicapping the Indians outfield battle: 9 Players, 3 Spots

Now that the 2015 season has turned itself over to evaluating players for 2016 rather than making a playoff push1 , it is important to recognize where the battles are being forged. Barring a franchise-altering trade Jason Kipnis (2B), Michael Brantley (LF), Francisco Lindor (SS), Carlos Santana (1B/DH), and Yan Gomes / Roberto Perez (C)

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Ball Played: Broken Bats, Bloopers, Bunts, and Brantley; Indians outlast Yanks in 16

The Cleveland Indians nearly had another familiar ending to a game in the 2015 season. The Indians hit 4-for-15 with RISP leaving 15 men on base throughout the night. Carlos Carrasco was spectacular as the starting pitcher and went deep into the game, but he left with a no decision. When the New York Yankees

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Browns Training Camp: Running backs dinged up and called out

Running back was supposedly a position of depth, if not strength, for the Cleveland Browns coming into 2015 Training Camp. Many fans and analysts believed the Browns would rely on a combination of those backs rather than having one player carry the majority of the load. However, as is often the case with the position, a slew of

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Report: Tristan Thompson considering one-year qualifying offer, could become UFA in 2016

Earlier on Monday, Brian Windhorst noted that there was “no real progress” made between Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent forward Tristan Thompson and the team since the second week of July when free agency opened. However, in a shift, Rich Paul (Thompson’s agent at LRMR) has told Toronto-based Sportsnet that Thompson is preparing to sign

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O-H Bye Bros: Indians trade Swisher, Bourn, cash to Braves for Chris Johnson

While the 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been absolutely disappointing, Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti apparently have used such frustrations as an impetus to start an overhaul on the team. The infrastructure rebuild started before the MLB trade deadline when David Murphy and Marc Rzepczynski were shipped off to contenders for prospects. However, such trades

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Browns Take Columbus: Scrimmage at The Shoe

On Friday, the Cleveland Browns will hold their Orange and Brown scrimmage at Ohio Stadium — colloquially known as The Shoe — in Columbus, Ohio, with the hopes of appeasing Columbus fans of the team and perhaps winning over some new ones. Since Columbus is at a crossroads of several franchises when it comes to

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Danny’s Boys: Let’s go camping

When we last left Danny Shelton, he was bear-hugging the NFL commissioners off hisfeet, dominating OTA drills, and intimidating Play 60 children (or playing with them; whichever). But now that Training Camp is open and running for the Cleveland Browns, it is possible to take better stock in proving what every member of Danny’s Boys

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Ball Played: Gasoline and matches a bad mix for Cody Allen

Just when it seems impossible for this 2015 Cleveland Indians season to reach a higher level of frustration, it ratchets up the meter a couple notches. The Indians should have absolutely swept the Los Angeles Angels this week. Instead, they lost the series and were nearly swept. The Wednesday afternoon getaway game might have been

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For the Love of Lonnie

Everyone has their own personal biases. I am no exception, and I am absolutely unapologetic for the soft spot in my heart for pre-prime-year players1 who have shown dedication toward improving their craft and have demonstrated some ability, even if they have yet to put it all together. Therefore, not one person should turn their

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Ball Played: Gio flexes muscle to save Cookie’s gem

As the night had long turned into early morning for those on the North Coast attempting to keep their bleary eyes open long enough to see the outcome of the game, Giovanny Urshela attempted to be aggressive on the basepaths in the 10th inning, but his aggressiveness turned into impatience when the Los Angeles Angels (of

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Weekend Recap: Indians split series thanks to starters and Lonnie

The Cleveland Indians traveled westward to Oakland, California for a four-game series against the AL-worst Oakland Athletics with the hopes of continuing their momentum from a 12-run outburst against the Kansas City Royals in the last game of an otherwise miserable homestand1 . The pitching remained golden in the Golden State; however, the lineup brought

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Browns Training Camp: A new shade of camouflage?

The 2015 Cleveland Browns unexpectedly unveiled new uniforms on the field during Training Camp, and they were a huge shift from uniforms of the past. No, not the regular season changes that were announced months ago. Those were a slight change in the hue of orange with an updated font and some small style changes.

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Browns Training Camp: Defense wins first day in pads

The 2015 Cleveland Browns are expected to rely on their defense and running game throughout the season. The first day in pads demonstrated that the defense is ahead of the offense at least early in camp. Mike Pettine carried over his tradition of having a competition at the end of each practice. On Saturday, coach

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