Indians

All In

There is no question that for the Cleveland Indians- this is Next Year! Last year’s ALCS defeat lingers like a stench in the air. Players will say the right thing. Coaches will say last year was last year and this team has moved on. Make no mistake, the memory of coming so close and losing

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Worried about that Opening Day weather?

Why on earth would you be concerned about that? The current forecast for the Indians’ opener on Monday is for a daytime high of 53 with a 40% chance of rain. However, you know how accurate these long range forecasts tend to be. The folks over at the Plain Dealer are aware too, and so

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300 Wins? Maybe, Maybe Not

Indians Ace Is On Pace For A Run At 300 Wins….Or Is He? The magical 300 Win plateau has long been the gold standard by which truly great pitchers have been judged. Only 23 men have reached this level in their career. In recent years, a lot has been made of the question as to

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Browns, Buckeyes, Cavaliers, Indians

On The Cover

Sports Illustrated Opens Their Vaults Not sure how many of you guys have seen this, but if you haven’t, this is well worth checking out. After all, you’re already going to spending much of the day listening to classic Joe Tait calls, so why not spend some more time looking into the history of our

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Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

03/26 Minute: More Roster Moves

While the Boston Red Sox took their first loss of the season earlier today against the Athletics, the Indians are working on finalizing their roster to start of the 2008 season.  It was reported late yesterday that veteran reliever Jorge Julio will be making the squad after tossing a 1.64 ERA through nine appearances this

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

Courtesy of Chuck Crowe at the Plain Dealer, we have ourselves some of the first photographs of the new “Progressive Field” sign that will sit on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario for the foreseeable future.  I casually joked earlier today that the Tribe will head back to Cleveland, tossing in the Jacobs Field name

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03/25 Minute: So Long, Chain Of Lakes. Hello, Cleveland.

 In the mid-80s, my grandparents purchased a place in Winter Haven, Florida.  Not more than a mile or so down the street was a baseball facility along with a stadium that featured a minor-league segment of the Boston Red Sox.  Upon the death of my grandfather, their place was sold in 1991.  The Indians conveniently

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Aaron Fultz, $1.5 Million, Out. Cliff Lee, In.

 Sometimes, I think we (as Tribe fans) fail to realize just how fortunate that we are when we’re in a time that forces only one question mark in to the rotation equation.  Coming in to this season, we have the top four spots in the corps completely ironed out – leaving one remaining slot up

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Elsewhere In The AL Central

Can you tell I’m getting pretty pumped about baseball?While we’ve been pretty hot on the trail of all things Tribe, I thought it would be good to delve into the rest of the division – as there has been plenty of things going on without us! The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is flowing with info today.  With Johan Santana

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Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

03/24 Morning Minute: Fausto, Take II

I hope all of you had a relaxing Easter weekend.  It isn’t every year that one can couple said holiday with March Madness – it felt like a version of Thanksgiving, though supplanting football with a bevy of college basketball games.  When Easter falls in late April, we get some regular season baseball; but that’s

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Fantasy Sports, Indians

Checking In On Franklin Gutierrez

 When I covered the Tribe in a recent Fantasy Baseball primer, one of the players that did not make the cut in terms of mentioning was our current right fielder, Franklin Gutierrez.  It wasn’t that I don’t think that Franklin would put up some numbers, it was that his ADP is very, very low and

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The Dugout Tackles The Tribe

I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with The Dugout, but one of their more recent installments is based on our beloved Cleveland Indians.  You see, each of these pieces are a satire that seeks to represent a chatroom of sorts between the players.  My favorite part is seeing the screen names that

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Sabathia In Pinstripes? Not So Fast

C.C. Sabathia Shoots Down New York Rumors….For Now While we Indians fans have had to slowly prepare ourselves for the departure of Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia that feels more and more bound to happen, one prevailing school of thought has been that surely the Yankees would pony up the dough to make Sabathia an

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Buckeyes, Indians, Minutes

03/16 Morning Minute: Talkin’ Tourney and Tribe

Happy Selection Sunday, peoples. Today, at about 5p EDT, the NCAA Committee will give us the field of 65 teams that will litter office printers across the nation come tomorrow morning. Watercooler talk will no longer have to be forced and fake. All it takes is a “Who you got?” or “Man, that Southwest sure

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Fantasy Sports, Indians

Fantasy Baseball Primer, Part I: The Cleveland Indians

Jake Westbrook mentioned in a Fantasy Baseball Primer? ♩♪♫♬♭♩♪♫♬♭…It’s the Time…♩♪♫♬♭…of the season…♩♪♫♬♭♩♪♫♬♭While the 1960’s Zombie’s track doesn’t exactly pertain to baseball, and there is about a foot of snow on the ground in lovely Cleveland, Ohio, I figured it would be a good time to delve into the realm of the wood ‘n’ twine…but

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

03/12 Morning Minute: Phil ‘Er Up

With hard work comes reward.  And it should go without saying that the Browns GM Phil Savage has put in many of hours to get this Cleveland football franchise back on the map.  Through solid drafting, free agency acquisitions and (most recently) key trades, Savage has been one of the most aggressive General Managers in

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Indians

Has it really been 15 years?

When the Indians equipment managers pack up the gear from Winter Haven this year, they’ll be packing up for good. The Indians will call Goodyear, Arizona home next spring. They will take with them all the gear, uniforms and many memories. They will leave something behind though. There is a plaque under two oak trees

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Cavaliers, Indians

Making (frozen) lemonade

So I settled in this afternoon to watch a little Cavaliers basketball, when I discovered to my chagrin that Fox Sports Ohio was blank on my cable system. (Hmmm….flip to ESPN, it’s on, Sports Time Ohio, it’s on too.) After several attempts I decide that it must be a problem with the pregame show, as

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Where have you gone Pronk?

Bottom of the 9th inning, two runners on, one out. The Tribe still doesn’t have a hit, but coming to the plate is Travis Hafner. First pitch down and away for ball one. Travis is in the driver’s seat against the young Braves pitcher. Second pitch low and now the count is 2 balls no

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Indians, Minutes

03/05 Morning Minute: Snowstorms and Shortstops

Why do I have a feeling that the Ohio Primary and awful, awful weather in the Cleveland area will make a wonderful filler for the lack of sports news to discuss today?  And why do I have the feeling that this weather will be the exact same setting for the Tribe’s opening day on March

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