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Dellucci Does Levitation

While there weren’t many highlights from last nights game, things may have been a lot worse had it not been for a spot-on effort from David Dellucci early in the sixth inning.  Our hot commodity left fielder made a great diving catch off of the bat of Coco Crisp, that could have turned ugly.  If

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Tale of Two Halves

Boston: 5, Cleveland 3 The box score of the Tribe pitching staff says it all. Paul Byrd tosses six solid innings, nearly cutting his ERA in half, and the bullpen proceeds to allow four runs in three innings. Special shoutout to Jorge Julio who will look to actually retire a batter during his next appearance,

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It’s too easy

Finding problems with the Indians might be too easy… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxDGHWXRGBo[/youtube] I was stunned to discover yesterday that this is the only opportunity to see the Red Sox in Cleveland this season. And we don’t go to Boston until the last week of the year? Are you serious? Well, then again….maybe we don’t want that many

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Sorting Out This Mess

Free Falling Or Just Stumbling Out Of The Gate? Everyone has their own definition of when the major league baseball season is truly underway and when it is just getting warmed up. Conventional wisdom says that by Memorial Day you are who you are. The Indians have played just 13 games so far. 13 out

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The Replacements?

Not much time has transpired since Joe Borowski put one on a tee for Manny Ramirez, but the Plain Dealer is already discussing the arm problems that may land Joe Borowski on the disabled list.  Whether the team finds anything wrong with the throwing arm or not, Eric Wedge and Mark Shapiro definitely have some decisions

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Not again.

About the same time the Cavaliers were pulling victory from defeat, the Indians were doing the exact opposite. I’m kind of glad. No, I’m not glad that the Indians lost. I’m happy because I had a meeting tonight and recorded both the Indians and Cavaliers tonight. When I finally sat down to watch, I saw

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Indians Series Preview #5- Boston Red Sox

If you aren’t pumped about this quick 2 game series, you better check your pulse. I have an irrational hatred for any team that knocks Cleveland out of the playoffs, I admit that. Throw in the stereotypical Bawston fan’s attitude and my skin crawls at the mention of the Red Sox. I have to imagine

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Lee Presses On

While our “ace” has been more of a joker over the first few weeks, and the possible ace of the future couldn’t find the plate last night, fifth starter Cliff Lee took matters into his own, frozen hands today to pitch an absolute gem against the Oakland As. Listening to a few callers during the

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Walk This Way…Eight Times

As much as I’d like to blame the weather for the recent play of the Indians, the fact that they have not been playing well in Oakland as well as Anaheim leads me to believe that there’s a bit more to the story than some rain and a few wind gusts.  In his first appearance

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No Suspension For Byrd

One of the bigger issues to come from last season’s playoffs with the Red Sox was the Paul Byrd HGH scandal, but as reported on MLB.com, there will be no suspension handed down to the veteran pitcher.  Byrd, in the midst of a 0-2 record with an ERA north of 11.00 obviously feels good about

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Checking In On The Kids

I Thought I would take a few minutes to break down the first two weeks of those Indians that aren’t quite “Indians” just yet. I haven’t had a chance to analyze much, but to save you a trip from finding some of these stats on your own, here’s a quick run-down of some notable players

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Not Exactly A Career High To Brag About

If you’re starting to get nervous about this whole C.C. Sabathia issue, you’re likely not alone.  While one part of me feels that his struggles will only lower his market value come time to re-sign, the fact that he is currently hurting this team can not be overlooked. In his third start of the season,

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The Future Or One Last Hurrah?

  Fausto Carmona and C.C. Sabathia There are essentially two ways of looking at the contract extension given to Fausto Carmona yesterday. If you’re a ‘glass is half-empty’ kind of person you probably see this as an insurance policy for the Indians…..a sign of things to come. If you’re a ‘glass is half-full’ kind of

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Are the Dolans cheap?

In the wake of Fausto’s deal, Les Levine calls for an end of the ‘Dolans are cheap’ talk. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwIyuOI_yiM[/youtube] The contracts are being signed. Westbrook, Hafner now Carmona. It’s funny, but now instead of being upset that the Indians wouldn’t sign Travis Hafner, we are beginning to hear rumblings that they shouldn’t have. Truth is,

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From the Beating a Dead Horse Department…

The Tribe coming home for a series against Oakland will likely be well-received.  However, if Eric Wedge decides to go with Jason Michaels for the entire series, here’s a quick peak of what our left fielder has been able to produce at Progressive Field thus far… That’s some “spray chart,” Jason…

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Jake Westbrook, role model

Thanks to The Big Lead, I found this interview with Tribe pitcher Jake Westbrook. The article appears in an online magazine called The Prodigal Son, which if you couldn’t tell is a Christian magazine. If that isn’t your brand of tea, then you may not like the slant. I for one applaud Jake’s stance and

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The Tribe has seen enough…

As reported by Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer, Fausto Carmona will sign a 4 year deal, with club options for 3 more seasons, keeping the young pitcher in Cleveland through 2014 possibly. The Indians didn’t wait long in seeing if Fausto was going to be the same pitcher he was last year. After only

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Indians, Les Levine

Bullpen struggling? Score more runs.

Les returns with some advice for the Tribe’s struggling bullpen. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu6n2g79i4Q[/youtube] Betancourt 8.10, Julio 5.40, Lewis 6.0, Borowski 19.29. Those are the ERA’s for our beloved bullpen stars. Perhaps scoring more runs is a bit too simplistic, but the bullpen will be crucial as we saw last year. Does the bullpen concern you, or is

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Well, At Least We Had That One Inning

Obviously, the expectations for today’s offense were not too high.  It didn’t help that Paul Byrd gave up six earned runs in only three innings on the hill.  But regardless of who’s pitching, to give up four home runs (one of which was a grand slam) is rarely going to win you baseball games.  No

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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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