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Shin-Soo Choo’s Season Debut, Sizemore at DH

With Travis Hafner hitting the DL yesterday, recent call-up Shin-Soo Choo will make his season debut tonight against the Royals, batting sixth and playing right field. It is also worth mentioning that Grady Sizemore is in the lineup, but is the designated hitter.  It isn’t often that your lead-off guy is your DH, but there

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Someone Had To Win A Game

Indians 5, Royals 4 (box) In what was the first game of an 11-game road trip, there really could not have been a better opponent for the Tribe – coming off of a streak that saw them lose eight of their previous 10 games. The Royals, since being no-hit by the Red Sox, had dropped

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Someone Has to Win the Central…Part 5

Rick came up with this idea for a series of guest blogger spots over a week ago. When it first came to him, the Indians were in second place behind the Twins. Then they swept the A’s to take over first. Now, it’s the White Sox turn at the top. With all these teams bunched together

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For Your Morning Coffee…

Good morning, folks.  While we all gear up for another day of Cleveland-based fun, I just wanted to point you in the direction of a few blog posts worth reading.  Rick typically has a Friday post in similar fashion, so I’ll do my best to keep his work rolling.  Without further adu: – In honor

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Left Fielders, Where Art Thou?

With whispers of Tribe boycotts brewing, I thought it would be topical to discuss one of the latest posts over at MLBTradeRumors.  Almost answering my unspoken prayers, they broke out a list of the latest left fielders that could have some trade potential over the next few weeks. It’s very nice of them to list the

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Sports Illustrated, Rubbing It In

Below, you’ll find the cover of next week’s edition of Sports Illustrated.  On the cover, you’ll find Josh Hamilton – current outfielder for the Texas Rangers.  Last season, Hamilton played just down the street for the Reds, notching one of the better feel-good stories of the season.  The Rangers, attempting to find a run-producer to

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Rafaels Take Turns Blowing Saves

While I’m sure we’ll have a recap of today’s game some time tomorrow, I thought this one deserved a bit of attention. Here’s the pitching half of the box score from the game two nights ago: And now, the same half of the box score, but from today. You’ll notice two starting pitchers.  Both would

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Playing A Little “What If”

With the Indians playing sub-.500 baseball this year and the offense struggling mightily, it’s had many of us asking “what if”. What if the Indians players were just playing up to their career averages (nobody having a career year, nobody having a down year). What if the Indians were just scoring runs at the league

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Andy Marte: Brandon Phillips 2.0?

My feelings towards what Brandon Phillips has done since his departure down Route 71 couldn’t be more apparent over the course of the last several weeks.  For the last few years, I’ve sat back and hoped that the kid that never seemed to progress in Cleveland was just a fluke in Cincinnati.  I mean, he was once one

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Indians Ride Gutierrez Blast To Victory

White Sox 2, Indians 8 (box) If for only one night, the Indians were able to put up a deceptive box score that made it look like the offense was back. But sometimes looks can be deceiving. More on that in a second, but first, a quick look back at the Indians much-needed victory over

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Adios, Julio

While I was under the impression that Jake Westbrook would simply jump in to the vacated roster spot of now-injured Fausto Carmona, it appears that the Tribe brass has seen enough of one Jorge Julio. From Indians.com: Just a few days after praising Jorge Julio as one of the best arms in the bullpen, manager

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Some Practical Jokes Aren’t Funny

Cleveland Indians’ Public Relations Department Evidently Getting Desperate Go ahead. Click on the image to the right. Read that email that I got from the Indians this afternoon. Honestly, who was the genius behind this marketing campaign? In what kind of parallel universe can you send out an email like this with a straight face?

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The Sabathia Paradox

Trading Cy Young Winner C.C. Sabathia Could Be The Key To Saving This Season par·a·dox [par–uh-doks] –noun a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. the implication that trading C.C. Sabathia is necessary for the Indians to salvage their 2008 season Heading into this season, friends and

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Congratulations, Omar

We’re a bit late on this one, but I didn’t want to write much about it over the weekend.  But if you were anywhere near a TV or computer over the last 48 hours, you’re likely aware that Omar Vizquel is now the all-time leader for games played at shortstop – with 2,584 games under

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What About This Guy?

Indians Need To Start Trying New Things Or Face The Sting Of Familiar Disappointment Honestly, between still winding down from the Cavaliers season and the increased workload at my real job, I haven’t had much time to focus on the Indians or write about them. In fact, you have to go back to May 5th

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Remember that Whole MadLibs Thing?

Rangers 2, Indians 1 (box) I apologize for what will be a relatively short post today – it is a holiday. – Another brilliant effort by C.C. Sabathia. You really should be able to only give up one earned run in seven innings, on one mistake pitch at that. The big man has nine earned

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Ugh…Carmona to Miss Four Weeks

Per the Associated Press: Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona is expected to be sidelined four weeks with a strained left hip. An MRI exam revealed a moderate strain of an exterior muscle in Carmona’s left hip, Lonnie Soloff, Cleveland’s head athletic trainer, said Sunday So much for the “day-to-day” thing I mentioned before. It really makes

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Sure, Eric Wedge Trusts Joe Borowski. Sure…

On April 15, 2008, Indians manager Eric Wedge had the following to say about Joe Borowski: “He’s our closer,” said Wedge. “He’s proven himself to us. If he comes back and he’s healthy, I suspect he’ll be our closer again.” One stint on the disabled list and several blown saves later, Joe Borowski returned last

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Finally, Off The Schneid. For Now.

Indians 5, Rangers 2 (box) Why does it seem like the one time we finally have some good news to write about (a win), it has to be served with a side-dish of injury news that will be a huge hit to our currently-strong pitching staff? In what was hoped would be a day-to-day type

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Can Lee Rebound?

After suffering his first loss of the season, Cliff Lee (6-1, 1.37 ERA) takes the hill tonight in attempt to right the ship that has dropped seven straight. He’ll take on Scott Feldman (not sure of any relation to Corey) from the Rangers, who is 1-1 through five starts with an ERA of 3.45. And

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