Indians

Ball Played: Indians remain in AL cellar

Given how April has gone in 2015 for the Cleveland Indians, it does not seem surprising that their best starting pitcher this season had to miss a Saturday start against the division-rival Detroit Tigers due to food poisoning. Trevor Bauer was able to return for a Tuesday start against the Kansas City Royals in what

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Ball Played: Defense, bullpen, and score all favored Royals

Corey Kluber entered the night with 495 career strikeouts and it was largely expected that he would record number 500 on Monday night. The Kansas City Royals are the most difficult team in MLB to strike out, however, and it took Corey until the sixth inning to achieve that 500th strikeout when he froze Lorenzo

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Bode Plots: Analyzing Trevor Bauer’s heat maps

Somewhat lost in the midst of the Cleveland Indians failure to live up to expectations in the early part of the 2015 season is that Trevor Bauer has been quite good. In fact, he has been perhaps the most dominant pitcher in MLB, and, as such, Trevor has been the ace of a staff that

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Ball Played: Indians lose fourth straight Kluber start

Happy Earth Day, everyone. Wait, is that still a thing or did it die out when Captain Planet went off the air? Just to be safe put your bottles and cans in the recycle bins today1. The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians were doing their part for energy conservation on Wednesday by playing a

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Ball Played: Triumphant return for Indians Carrasco

The last pitch Carlos Carrasco threw before Tuesday night came off of Melky Cabrera’s bat, deflected off his glove, and hit him in the jaw. Somehow, less than a week later, Carrasco took to the mound again to face the same Chicago White Sox team. It is impossible to determine the emotional and mental state

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Ball Played: Indians deliver goodnight gut punch

The pitching matchup for Monday’s game was strongly in favor of the Cleveland Indians. Trevor Bauer had been the best pitcher on the staff in the early season having given up a mere two runs in twelve innings pitched, while striking out nineteen and allowing a total of thirteen baserunners. The Chicago White Sox countered

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Headlines

MLB payrolls continue to rise

Major League Baseball continues to be the one American professional sport without a cap on payroll. As such, the spending habits of teams oftentimes inspires debate. Here at WFNY in 2015, we have already featured some ways to potentially tweak the MLB CBA in order to balance the inequities. Thursday, Jayson Stark of ESPN wrote an article

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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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Headlines

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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Headlines

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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Headlines

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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Featured, General

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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Featured, Headlines

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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