Indians, Les Levine

Betancourt? Kobayashi? Borowski?

Les gives his opinion on who should close out games for the Tribe…his answer may surprise you. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75bW4F9zWRA[/youtube] None of the above? I’m just not comfortable with any of these three to be honest with you. How about you? Who do you want to hand the ball to in the ninth?

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Solid Pitching, Just Enough Hitting For The Sweep

The Indians beat Oakland 4-2 Thursday afternoon for a sweep of the series. The Indians also took the season series from the A’s 5-4. The streak however is dead, well sort of. With one out in the second inning, and the scoreless streak at 44.2 innings for Cleveland starters Aaron Laffey unleashed an errant throw

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Does This Look Familiar?

Looking through some recent AP photos of the Tribe, and I found a great grab of our #13 turning a double play.  I’m just curious to know if this reminds anyone of anything in particular?

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Pitching Carries Tribe To First

Shhhh…don’t tell them, but the Indians will wake up Thursday morning a half game ahead of Minnesota for first in the Central. The Indians are 2 games over .500 for the first time since game 2. On May 5th, the Tribe was 14-17, and found themselves plummeting to 17th in ESPN’s power rankings. Since then,

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Remembering Ryan Church

While the Indians continue to long for runs scored, I couldn’t help but draw attention to outfielder Ryan Church; now with the New York Mets.  If you don’t remember, Church was drafted by the Indians back in 2000, and was traded in 2004 with Maicer Izturis (yep, we had him too) to the Expos for pitcher

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Tribe Starters on a Roll, and Hitting Down League Wide

The Indians beat the A’s 4-0 in the first of a three game series in Cleveland Tuesday night. How good has the Tribe’s starting pitching been? How about 34 consecutive scoreless innings? How about one run given up in the last 39 innings? (The three runs Toronto scored on Monday night were off the bullpen,

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Brad Daugherty Would Be Proud

Though he’s known more in these parts for his numbers during the Jordan era, if you want to find Brad Daugherty these days, it won’t be on the hardwood. Our former big man is pavement only, as he’s gone from co-owning a NASCAR team to being ESPN’s on-air correspondent, partaking in NASCAR Countdown as well

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Game 2: Now If Only He’d Start Hitting…

Caught up in all of the madness surrounding the Cavs tying the series with the Celtics was the double-dip between the Tribe and Blue Jays.  You can scope out the thoughts on Game 1 here, as this will be more about the second contest and Asdrubal Cabrera doing something that we may never get the chance to see again –

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Carmona, Cabrera Outstanding In Game 1

Scott will be by later with game 2 breakdown… (can you tell who drew the long straw?) Fausto Carmona needed only 108 pitches to dispose of the Blue Jays in the day part of the day-night double dip. The Tribe righty improved his mark to 4-1, and picked up the second shut-out of his career.

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Any Interest?

We’ve gone on and on about the Indians offensive struggles. We’ve suggested different line-ups, and pleaded for another outfield bat. Ben Francisco has been a short breath of fresh air, but when he hits a slump, how long before his head is called for? Ownership promised to spend a little money when the time was

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Indians Bats Waking Up?

The Tribe and Jays were rained out Sunday, forcing a doubleheader on Monday. It’s the first ‘traditional’ doubleheader in Cleveland since 1997. The Indians offense roared to life when Toronto pulled into town. As Scott detailed previously, the Tribe backed C.C. Sabathia in a 6-1 win on Friday, then routed the Blue Jays 12-0 on

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Behind Enemy Lines

Since all of you guys put up with our constant ramblings regarding the Cavs, Tribe, Browns, and Buckeyes day in and day out, I thought it would be beneficial to give you all a look into what all of the respective division rivals are talking about. There aren’t many basketball teams still out there, so

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Are We Willing to Forget The Past?

We’ve seen two versions of C.C. Sabathia so far this season. First four starts: 18 IP, 0-3, 11.57 ERA, 14 K, 14 BB, 5 HR Last four starts: 27.1 IP, 2-2, 1.97 ERA, 32 K, 6 BB, 1 HR You’ll have to look beyond the record here, as the lack of run support has been

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Something For Nothing?

 Only 48 hours after the Cleveland Indians designated Jason Michaels and his negative batting average for assignment, the Associated Press reports that the Tribe has traded Michaels and some cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the ever-coveted “player to be named later.”

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Not Blaming Byrd

Sure, Paul Byrd served up a few long balls.  Sure, Byrd allowed eight hits in six and one-third innings.  Sure, Byrd struck out nary a batter in yesterday’s 6-3 loss.  How can’t it be his fault that the Tribe didn’t pull a sweep of the Bronx Bloated Wallets? Look no further than the top of

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Joe Borowski, “Decidedly Better”

…But could it get much worse? As mentioned yesterday, Joe Borowski was taking to the hill for a short bullpen session in attempt to return from his injured triceps. Well, it appears that MLB.com was on the scene and that things went A-OK. Borowski said his arm felt great Thursday. “A huge difference,” he said.

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Tribe Goes for Bronx Sweep…

1992. The Cold War officially came to an end. NAFTA was signed. Bill Clinton elected President for first term. Stamps cost .29. Silence of the Lambs wins Oscar for Best Picture. Duke beats Michigan to win the Final Four. The Redskins beat the Bills in the Superbowl. And the Indians win the season series against

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WFNY Comics: Lee-Man!

Upon racking up his sixth win of the season, I felt that today’s comic should commemorate the solid start of Cliff Lee.  Lee struck out seven, allowed six hits and walked none last night.  His ERA now sits at 0.81 and he’s toting an amazing strikeout-to-walk ratio of 39:2 through 44-plus innings.  Disgusting.  With that

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The Pending Joe Borowski Return

Cleveland’s favorite closer, Joe Borowski, is slated to toss a bullpen session tomorrow in his attempt to come back from his triceps injury.   Eric Wedge has already stated that Borowski would return to the closer’s role once he’s healthy, which is expected to be relatively soon.  Obviously, there aren’t too many supporters in the JoBo camp these days. 

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Dellucci Trumps the Midges

Cleveland 5, NY Yankees 3 (box) There was a baseball game last night??  While any battle between New York flamethrower Joba Chamberlain and the Indians will likely entail a discussion of the pests that swarmed the reliever during last season’s playoffs, David Dellucci did his best to put a little baseball back into the mix. 

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