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Wasted Opportunity

Yes, the title of this post could likey be attributed to several different topics at this point in the day.  But while the Cavaliers’ loss resonates, I’m talking about an opportunity that opened its door about a month ago.  An opportunity that we had for someone else to step up, fill in the gaps, and

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Cliff Lee Human, Tribe Swept By Reds

Reds 6, Indians 4 (box) Talk about a fall from grace. Two winnable games dropped in the ninth inning followed by a Cliff Lee appearance with actual earned runs. Five of them, to be exact – in only five and two-thirds innings – doubling his ERA to its current level of 1.63.  What a bum,

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Tribe Bullpen: Cooked Well Dunn…Again

Reds 4, Indians 2 (box)  Not even 24 hours after I broke out recent bullpen numbers and mentioned that Adam Dunn walk-off home run from two years ago… Do you want to know what’s crazy?  That game, our left fielder was Todd Hollandsworth – who went 2-for-4 with a home run.  Sadly, we still haven’t

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Welcome to the Big Leagues, Michael Aubrey

With Jeremy Sowers being sent down to Triple-A, the Indians have called up first baseman Michael Aubrey.  While his injury history is not good (never played more than 98 games in a season), the fact that he is a former first-round selection – 11th overall in 2003 – and was once a top-25 prospect (21)

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On The Flip Side

Reds 4, Indians 3 (box) Yep, we used to have this guy My, how the tides turn.  We can now officially end any streaks out there in regards to starting pitchers.  Well, unless you want to go Major League and say “no earned runs by any pitcher that wasn’t called-up from Triple-A the day before.” 

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Ben Francisco on the Jim Rome Show

Apparently, Travis Hafner didn’t have the “steal” sign yesterday.  At least per Tribe outfielder Ben Francisco, who was on the Jim Rome show this afternoon.  When asked about Pronk’s steal, Francisco (who was on third base at the time) said that the big man took second base on his own, without the help from third base coach

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Borowski, Beer Night. Who’s With Me?

I’m sensing that this has “WFNY Outing” written all over it.  Passed on by our good friend Vince Grzegorek over at C-Notes, Joe Borowski will be making a rehab appearance for the Tribe’s Single-A affiliate Lake County Captains.  Now, if you’re thinking, “Why would I travel to see a washed-up closer,” you’re not alone.   But fear

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Matt Holliday? An Indian?

Though Benny Francisco has done extremely well since his call up to the bigs, there is no denying the fact that the Indians need to make a move on the offensive side of things.  We’re in the midst of some of the best pitching in recent years, and to not capitalize would be a huge

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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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Browns, Buckeyes, Cavaliers, General, Indians

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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