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Seen over Paul Byrd’s start today…

This Can’t be Good.   Paul Byrd lasted 3 innings, and gave up 6 runs, on 3 homers. That decaying smell may be coming from the mound…

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Martinez, Outfield Production Given Day Off

Just checking the lineup for today’s game, set to square off in about 15 minutes.  In a non-surprising move, Victor Martinez will be given the day off.  Not only is this a day game that following a night game, but the veteran Paul Byrd will be taking the hill.  Thus, Kelly Shoppach will be behind

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Swing and a drive, deep right, GONE!

Hafner’s homer, Jake’s pitching good enough for Tribe win. First, let’s recognize a streak that came to an end. The Angels had not lost a game in which they led after 8 innings in 163 games. That’s a full season’s worth of victories (spread out since April 19th, 2006.) That is quite an impressive feat.

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Paging Ben Francisco…

Over the last week, I have made it quite apparent that I am not a fan of the Jason Michaels experience.  Even worse was the game a few nights back that saw Michaels play along with typical platoon-peer David Dellucci.  Jamey Carroll got the starting nod at second base last night, meaning that the two-hole

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Victor Martinez Returns, But…

 To say that Victor Martinez’s return was not beneficial would be a lie.  Placing his switch-hitting bat back into the lineup, allowing Ryan Garko to provide some pop at the bottom, is huge for this team.  V-Mart responded with a 2-for-4 evening, and a huge RBI-double in the top of the ninth.  But if you scroll

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Joe Borowski Will See Your Blown Save and Raise You One Better

Let the chatter commence.  If you didn’t like Joe Borowski before last night, you sure aren’t liking him this morning.  While Fausto Carmona wasn’t exactly sharp (four hits, five walks) through six innings, he managed to get out of his jams by only allowing one unearned run thanks to a throwing error by Casey Blake.  If anything,

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History meets the Future

When it comes to baseball, Cleveland and Cincinnati really aren’t rivals. Since inter-league play began, there has been the I-71 series, or the “Battle of Ohio” as the clubs have tried to market it. But honestly, there really isn’t much animosity or ‘battle’. Going back, there was the Ray Fosse/Pete Rose collision, which I’m sure

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Kenny Lofton Wants To Get Paid

I know that there are plenty of Tribe fans out there wondering what Kenny Lofton is up to this season. I mean, how can’t you wonder when you see Jason Michaels gallivanting about left field day in and day out. Of course, nostalgic fans were appeased last season when the team brought Lofton back for

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Back to .500

Another pitcher’s dual, but this one came out on the Tribe’s side as a two-run seventh was enough to top the A’s and give Cliff Lee some much-needed mental easing.  Lee allowed four hits and a walk through 6 and 2/3, while striking out four and notching his first win of the season.  He didn’t do

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What’s Wrong With C.C.?

Fresh of a Cy Young award-winning campaign, C.C. Sabathia arguably didn’t finish off last season as many would have hoped. Nearly all of spring training focused more on what the Indians and Sabathia would be doing in terms of a contract come next season, while we all fail to realize that we still have this

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…the more they stay the same

A’s hitters had little trouble picking up Byrd’s pitches, but not quite like this The Indians made few changes to this year’s roster. There is a saying, “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.” The strengths of this team remain, but after the first week of the

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Indians series preview #2- Oakland Athletics

The Oakland A’s (1-3) play host to our Tribe (2-1) for a weekend set. This is Cleveland’s only trip to Oakland this year. Strange, but the West Coast trip is a brief one, as the Indians will stop in Anaheim for 3 games with the Angels before returning home to face these A’s next weekend. In

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Could Barry Bonds Be Joining The AL Central?

Barry Bonds, perennial first-ballot Hall-of-Famer (assuming he doesn’t go to jail in the near future), remains an unsigned free agent withing Major League Baseball.  While the President of the San Francisco Giants wants nothing to do with their former slugger, there have been rumors of him landing just a bit north of San Fran as

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All

I had the chance to head down to the Tribe game for a bit during lunch this afternoon (one of the few perks of working in downtown Cleveland) to find a game that had already been in the fourth inning despite only having a half of an hour go by. We obviously were not the

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We’re Going Streaking!

Grady Sizemore: Current Active Consecutive Games Leader  Being in the American League, Indians fans tend to not be bothered by decisions made in the NL, specifically those by teams as far away as Los Angeles.  However, Joe Torre’s decision to start Andre Ethier over the $44 million Juan Pierre has ended the veteran speedster’s streak of

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Could Garko Break Out The Catchers Gear?

  Though Ryan Garko suits up at first base for the Tribe, it is no secret that the 27-year old slugger was drafted as a catcher out of Stanford, and even donned the gear in the minor leagues. Given the hamstring injury to Victor Martinez, Garko got to see a little action behind the plate

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Fabulous Fausto

Tribe pitcher Fausto Carmona was sharp as ever, striking out 4 and inducing 3 double plays in his 7 innings of work. One fly ball left the infield, and that was caught. The White Sox scored one run off young Fausto, who was simply dominating. The offense wasn’t so bad either. The Indians took advantage

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Indians, Les Levine

Are Cleveland fans the best?

Do Cleveland fans have a right to boo former players? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4laFinC8myA[/youtube] This is going to end bloody. Let me first say that all views and opinions of Mr. Levine are not necessarily shared by the founders of WaitingForNextYear. We are however, going to be featuring the short segments that NEON produces each week night during the baseball

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About That Bullpen

Joe Borowski Could Help Bullpen In Unique Ways When you read any kind of discussion about the 2008 Cleveland Indians, two areas are consistently brought up as glaring weak spots for the Tribe: corner outfield power and the closer role. Corner outfield is tricky. After failing to acquire guys like Miguel Cabrera (who will eventually

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Let’s put it to the test

I mentioned this in yesterday’s Minute, and was somewhat surprised by the reaction of those that responded. The short of it is this, I can’t stand the new uniforms the Indians are using this year. For those that haven’t heard, they are alternate uniforms, and have replaced the vests that the Tribe occasionally wore since

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