Indians

Embrace crying in baseball

No more baseball, coach? A simple, poignant question amid the flurry of medals, adulation, and reflection upon the conclusion of a Teeball Little League season. A four-year-old player on my team had realized that the celebration came at a harrowing cost; no more baseball. His eyes enlarged, reddened, and finally allowed streams of teardrops to

Read More...

Indians

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

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

Read More...

Indians

Ball Played: Indians say Goodbye to the Good Guy (but not to losing streak)

Good Guy David Murphy had some good times with the Cleveland Indians. He was not part of the 2013 playoff team, but he was an extremely useful platoon hitter in his 213 games with the team. He would complete his time with a .273/.327/.402 slash line and a 104 OPS+, which were all quite close

Read More...

Indians

Ball Played: A three-hour tour (Indians lost at sea and to Royals)

Both sounded like such fine ideas. Whether a quick oceanic voyage from a tropic port or a baseball season from a highly touted team. However, such fine ideas can turn out tragic once put into practice. Sometimes, events like a bad storm can sneak up on you and force you to crash into a hopeless

Read More...

Cavaliers

Revisiting Delly Fever with the best post-Game 3 tweets

Lest we forget, it was only a couple months back that Delly Fever infected wide swaths of Greater Cleveland. With the news that the Cleveland Cavaliers are officially retaining Delly by way of him signing a one-year deal, let us revisit the magical after-shocks of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, when Maryborough’s finest captured imaginations everywhere. Matthew

Read More...

Headlines

Indians to unveil Larry Doby statue amidst weekend festivities

The Cleveland Indians have been scuffling on the field as their chances at the postseason seem to decrease at nearly a direct proportional rate of the increase in trade rumors each day. However, the Indians continue to show some great customer service by jam-packing the weekend with festivities including the long-awaited unveiling of the Larry

Read More...

Indians

Ball Played: Bauer and bats sour for Indians

The Cleveland Indians spent Thursday afternoon mired in rampant speculation and rumor about many of their players being subject to trade talks. The Indians then spent their night watching their bitter rival Chicago White Sox dominate them by a final score of 8-1. The players discussed ranged from current Triple-A Columbus Clippers Lonnie Chisenhall and

Read More...

Headlines

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

Read More...

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

Read More...

Indians

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

Read More...

Headlines

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

Read More...

Headlines

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

Read More...

Multimedia

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

Read More...

Indians

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

Read More...

Featured, Headlines

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

Read More...

Headlines

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

Read More...

Indians

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

Read More...

Headlines

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

Read More...

Headlines

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

Read More...

Indians

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 ,

Read More...