General

A Road Map for Indians World Series Contention in 2019, 2020

WFNY’s Mike Hattery draws out a road map for the Cleveland Indians to follow as a guide to future World Series beyond 2018.

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Can Cody Anderson be a long term bullpen piece?

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -John F. Kennedy While the Indians are positioned brilliantly to contend for a 2018 World Series title, the future beyond 2018 remains tenuous and one that many Indians fans have discussed as a

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Can Melvin Upton be this season’s Austin Jackson?

Melvin Upton is a cheap upside play to replace a hugely productive Austin Jackson season but Upton comes with some immediate advantages as well.

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Mike Clevinger: A Cloudy Breakout

Mike Clevinger’s position of appreciation on the Cleveland Profession Baseball Club is irrelevant. Never the less, Clevinger had a major breakout in 2017 which may have foreshadowed the future of the Cleveland rotation. Clevinger’s surface level performance was exquisite, a 3.11 ERA against and his FIP of 3.85 while suggesting a bit of cluster-luck was still strong considering the league’s elevated run scoring.

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The Indians Were Passive on the Base Paths in 2017; it Helped

Major League Baseball has experienced a sea change of sorts over the past year and a half with the baseball and launch angle adjustments serving as the under current.  The service level changes which are best demonstrated in home run frequency have forced teams to make various adjustments and shifted player value based on specific

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Fandom, Sabermetrics, and Aesthetics

I didn’t know it yet, but that Cleveland Indians 2016 postseason baseball run would change my experience of baseball, and fandom profoundly.

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Indians Reload Lower-Minors Through Bold Gamble

George Valera and Aaron Bracho don’t have the name recognition or immediate impact of a Shohei Ohtani, but the three will forever be linked in the annals of the Cleveland Indians.

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Cleveland Indians and Steamer: Pitcher Projetions

Surprising projections for Cleveland Indian players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system are detailed within.

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Cleveland Indians and Projection Systems: Position Players

Surprising projections for 2018 Cleveland Indians players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system for the Indians are detailed.

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Projecting Bradley Zimmer in 2018

The 2017 version of Bradley Zimmer saw his power sapped, his ground balls high, and far too many to the right side of the infield. Some minor adjustments can go a long way in 2018.

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The Indians are Gambling on October Fortune

The decision to decide between a short-term World Series push and a long-term contention window is complex; especially for a small-market team. The Cleveland Indians are showing their cards as their patience demonstrates a current vision to hold that window open.

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Browns, NFL Draft

Why the Browns Must Pass on Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkely is an amazing talent who will likely be selected in the first few picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. WFNY’s Mike Hattery explains why the Cleveland Browns should not be the team to do so even if their evaluations believe him to be a star.

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Indians Make Launch Angle Gamble In Signing Yonder Alonso

The Indians are making a gamble that Yonder Alonso is a changed man.

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Indians, Top 10 Cleveland Sports Moments of 2017

Ramirez, present and future for Tribe: Top Stories of 2017— No. 8

Jose Ramirez was not only an AL MVP finalist but he also signed a contract extension ensuring the Cleveland Indians will have their star for the forseeable future.

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Hot Stove Notebook: Indians Waiting on Santana, Outfield Trade Market is Open

A day after a lowball offer is exposed from the Indians to Carlos Santana, some hope is given about priorities. Plus, some other notes about the MLB Hot Stove action (or non-action).

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Hot Stove Notebook: On Trading Danny Salazar for Ian Happ

A Danny Salazar match for a blockbuster trade? Is Matt Adams really a fit? Did the Indians lost anyone on claims they will regret? WFNY’s Mike Hattery walks you through the early MLB Hot Stove for the Cleveland Indians.

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2018 season MLB Hot Stove: Indians Trade Value Column

The Cleveland Indians trade value list is not a pure ranking based on ability but rather balancing skill, contract value, age, and expected value generation in the multi-year context.

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On Trading Jason Kipnis

The 2018 Cleveland Indians are set to pay Jason Kipnis some substantial money, but no one knows where he fits on the baseball diamond. Can he regain his previous batting prowess and make Tribe fans not care where we need to shoehorn him in or should he be traded?

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The Risk Heavy Decision to Pick up Michael Brantley’s Option

The Cleveland Indians opted in on Michael Brantley’s contract. It could pay off for the Tribe, but there are a bunch of risk items to evaluate with it.

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Report: Mets Closing in on hiring Mickey Callaway as Manager

Not only did the Tribe choke in the postseason; they appear to be losing their pitching coach.

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