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Indians Proudly Present: 70s Weekend, “Squiggy”

Progressive Field may no longer be “Jacobs.”  There may not be as many sold out games as their once was.  Heck, you may only see a win 50 percent of the time – if you’re lucky.  But one thing that you do get with “The Prog” is the consistent amount of promotions.  The same promotions that

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Barfield Up, Cabrera Down

Apparently, Mark Shapiro and Company have seen enough of Asdrubal Cabrera and his .184/.282/.247 clip.  From the Indians media relations: CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled INF JOSH BARFIELD from AAA Buffalo.  To make room on the Major League roster, the Indians optioned INF ASDRUBAL CABRERA to AAA Buffalo.

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Trying to Avoid a Sweep

Tigers 5, Indians 2 (box) Two games ago, the bullpen was responsible for the loss.  Yesterday, the bullpen didn’t even have a shot to make up for the previous implosion.  After falling behind 1-0 early, Jeremy Sowers tossed 90 pitches in only four innings of work – allowing five earned.  With an ERA of 2.08

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Enough With This Betancourt Character

Tigers 8, Indians 4 (box) Unreal.  You have a guy who was one of the best relief pitchers in all of baseball last season getting smacked around only a year later like he’s dating the late Ike Turner.  Don’t be fooled by the fact that Masa Kobayashi took the loss in yesterday’s game.  If you

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Eric Wedge: Pre-Game Audio Regarding Jake Westbrook

Eric Wedge had a few words to say before today’s game regarding Jake Westbrook. Check it out below: [quicktime]http://multimedia.indians.com/audio/6.7.08.WedgePre.mp3[/quicktime] A few notes of mention, if you’re not up for listening to the whole file: – Carmona is “hopefully” returning at the end of the month – Jeremy Sowers will be called-up after today’s game and

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What’s Happening With Westbrook?

The Indians haven’t been exactly forthcoming with the injury reports this year, so I suppose it is no surprise that we are still in the dark about Jake… Let’s start with what we know. On June 3rd the Indians placed Westbrook on the DL retroactive to May 29th. They called it “right elbow inflammation” and

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Indians Beat Tigers- It’s Crunch Time Now

Indians 4 Tigers 2 (Box) Paul Byrd finally got his 100th win. He’s been sitting at 99 since May 13th. For his career he is 100-86. Not bad numbers for a career 4th or 5th starter. He was good Friday night. Good enough to go 7 complete innings and only throw 80 pitches, a far

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Your Jason Michaels Update

I just thought it would be nice to check in on our former platooning left fielder, now that he resides in the city of black and gold. Jun 5 Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jason Michaels has gone 6-for-13 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in his last six games despite not playing on a regular

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C.C. Can’t Hold Early Lead

Rangers 9, Indians 4 (box) Over the last few weeks, the issues with C.C. Sabathia haven’t even been with Sabathia himself; it has been the lack of run support that has been handed his way.  Last night, the Tribe made up for it by putting up four runs in the first inning.  While that would

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Red Sox/Rays Fight: That Didn’t Take Long

This pretty much speaks for itself. The game isn’t even over yet, and we have the video… [flv]http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2008/06/05/mlbtv_tbabos_551716_800K.flv[/flv] We knew it wouldn’t take long for this to go down. Watch Carl Crawford, and remember that he ran in from the outfield and still beat about half of the Red Sox to the mound. That speed

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About That Lonnie Chisenhall

If you’re following the MLB Draft at all, you’ve likely heard that the Indians drafted an infielder out of Pitt Junior College (actually located in North Carolina…weird) named Lonnie Chisenall with their first round selection. Before we get in depth, here is the official press release from the Indians Media Relations: CLEVELAND, OH — The

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Coco Crisp Gets Dirty

In my talks with Terry Pluto, a guy that he seems to miss is Coco Crisp. Obviously, Jason Michaels didn’t exactly pan out as planned, so you can see why. However, the video below is one of the dirtier plays I have seen in baseball for quite some time – okay, maybe like a week

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Ron Washington Doesn’t Care if Your Arm Falls Off

Don’t be fooled by the big smile…he’s the Dusty Baker of the AL. While watching last night’s game something came over me. It was a feeling I hadn’t had while watching a game in some time. I checked to be sure it wasn’t excitement, you know offense can do that to you, and since we

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Who Are These Guys?

Indians 15, Rangers 9 (box) It always happens. The minute we’re ready to write a guy off, he comes through with a huge game. We decide to give Andy Marte an “extended look” at third base to see what he can do. Casey Blake puts up seven RBI. Ryan Garko puts up a .224 average

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Can “Rick” Harness Any “Jack?”

 We knew that Tom Mastny would be getting sent back to Triple-A Buffalo, it was just a matter of time. It turns out that he’ll have someone to talk to on the bus ride, as reliever Jensen Lewis was also demoted – hopefully to work on that awful WHIP of his. In return, the Tribe

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Exclusive: WFNY Sits Down With Terry Pluto

It isn’t every day that a blogger gets to talk with a member of the mainstream media. I’d like to think that the odds are even slimmer if said member has been twice honored with the award of Nation’s Top Sports Columnist; not to mention one who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on

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Tom Mastny, We Hardly Knew Ye

Rangers 12, Indians 7 (box) Perhaps the Tribe should have went with Brian Slocum after all. Last night’s starter ended up being Tom Mastny, and it is never good when you go to check the box score on your phone and Jensen Lewis is pitching…in the second inning. Mastny’s first start went like so: –

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Westbrook Back to the DL, Lewis Recalled

Well, for the millions* of fans that had questions regarding Jensen Lewis, your answer has arrived. From the Cleveland Indians Media Relations: CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has placed RHP JAKE WESTBROOK on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, May 29th with a right elbow inflammation. To replace Westbrook’s

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Holliday Rumors Not Going Away

Buster Olney Unsure Deal Is Possible We might as well get used to hearing the Indians and Rockies trade rumors, at least until Matt Holliday and/or Garrett Atkins are dealt elsewhere or the Indians make a different deal. Otherwise, these rumors are going to keep swirling. And why shouldn’t they? A deal between the Indians

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Here Lies “Pronk”…

Travis Hafner is alive and well. The life of his bat, on the other hand, is up for debate. Nonetheless, today brings us the memorial of “Pronk,” the once-embraced nickname of our once-powerful designated hitter. Vince Grzegorek provides the obituary. Pronk, the devastating power hitter and grizzled alter-ego of Indians DH Travis Hafner, and the

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