I’m not sure how I missed this earlier in the week, but with big thanks to Mike over at Kid Cleveland I am now privy to the information that Browns long-snapper Ryan Pontbriand is heading to Hawaii with teammates Joe Thomas, Braylon Edwards and Joshua Cribbs. As he mentioned, with the Pontbriand selection back in
“He’s been an absolute warrior for us,” general manager Mark Shapiro recently said. “He’s one of the hardest workers and the most selfless players on our Major League team. In so many ways, he embodies what this team is all about.” Yeah, I know. I’m being a jerk. The Indians didn’t extend C.C. Sabathia, they
Negotiations Likely To Pick Up Soon Rick mentioned earlier this week some of the ways that the Johan Santana trade will affect the Indians. In the post Rick mentioned that one way it will affect the Indians is by setting the market for Sabathia. Well, Scott picked up on this in his minutes column today
Who’s this Joe Johnson you speak of? As Rick already mentioned, LeBron James did it again. With the Cavaliers struggling to amass much of an offense for most of the contest, James took over in the fourth quarter – per usual – as Cleveland outscored the Blazers 22-15 to win by one. How about this
Buster Olney is reporting that “the framework for a deal” is being constructed between Boston and Minnesota. Here’s a hint- the Red Sox aren’t looking at Nick Punto. As it is being reported, the deal is Johan Santana for Coco Crisp, Jon Lester, and minor leaguer Jed Lowrie. A fourth player is being discussed. Obviously,
Off the top of my head, I’d say the big winners here were the Mets and the Indians. Why the Mets? That should be fairly obvious I think. Why the Indians? Well, because a Central Division foe just lost a Cy Young winner. But the Indians beat him like a drum last season! Yes, that
Indians’ Lefty Looks To Make Triumphant Return To Team In 2008 Saw this on Buster Olney’s ESPN.com blog this morning, and thought I’d pass it along. Basically, Sowers talks about having to deal with disappointment and frustration for the first time in his young career. I respect the approach he’s taking to his demotion last
The Indians all but burried the Tigers’ post-season plans with 4 homes runs, and a 7-4 victory on Tuesday night. Ryan Garko hit the first one, a solo shot in the 2nd. Hafner’s 3-run blast in the 3rd tied the game, and Victor put the Tribe up for good in the 6th. Just for good
Did someone forget to tell the Indians they had a game tonight? They didn’t show up until about the seventh inning. By then it was too late. It’s not worth wasting much effort to describe this ridiculous game. Apparently, the Tribe left Detroit thinking they had won the Central. THERE’S MORE BASEBALL TO PLAY MEN!
Sweet sweep! The Tribe beat Santana for the 4th time this season, in the process they get C.C. his 15th win. Sabathia wasn’t perfect, but labored and got the plays when he needed them. There were some nice defensive plays by Garko, Martinez, and Sabathia. Plus the Boy Wonder, Cabrera, played a good shortstop, and
C.C. and the Tribe did it again…and this time Halftime Adjustments was there in person. Tomorrow- pictures to go with the words. Right now- I’m tired!
No more magic number… The Cleveland Indians officially won the 2007 Central Division Championship on Sunday, beating the Oakland A’s 6-2 before a sellout crowd, their last home game of the regular season. It was the first time since 2001 that the Indians have won the title. And there was much rejoicing in Cleveland.
Jim Thome hit his 500th home run Sunday. It was a walk-off to boot. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaA9yn4DIhA] I won’t say much about this, because I’ve said it already.But from John and myself here at Halftime Adjustments, we celebrate with you Jim. I hope that you get elected to the Hall someday. I wouldn’t mind going to see
Wow what a weekend! The Indians take 2 from the White Sox, and maintain their lead in the Central. A gem of a game pitched by Paul Byrd Saturday night. Complete Game shutout, and the offense wasn’t bad either scoring 7 runs on 11 hits, with homers from Shoppach and Gutierrez. I didn’t get to
Alright, different Santana but the same result as C.C. worked all nine innings last night holding the Angels to 1 run. The offense got on track scoring 6 runs on 10 hits, but Saturday night belonged to Sabathia. The Indians needed their big ace to come through after dropping the first two games of the
First the ugly- the Angels pounded out 15 hits and scored 10 runs against Paul Byrd and the Tribe relievers Thursday. As hot as the Indians have been, they were bound to have a game like this sooner or later. It was distressing to see the team whiff 12 times. We really need to cut
The magic number… The number was reduced with a Detroit loss yesterday. Nobody wants to clinch on a loss, so here’s hoping the Tribe bounces back and takes the series today. Jake Westbrook has the ball for the good guys. This might be a good indication of what Jake will do with a little pressure
This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows the Browns. ESPN’s page 2 came out with a list of the most hated owners in all of sports. That Art Modell came in first is not a surprise to me, the surprise was that he wasn’t second and thrid as well. Former Cavs owner Ted
You may have noticed a lack of Indian’s posts lately. This was not a lack of interest by Halftime Adjustments in watching the Tribe, but rather a lack of decent things to report about them. The past few games have looked like split squad spring training games. The Tribe has been resting players (which it
The Indians beat Minnesota yesterday 5-0. C.C. Sabathia got his 16th win of the season, pushing his record to 16-7. His era dropped to 3.24, close to his career best (3.22 last year). As good as Sabathia was yesterday, the real story was the Tribe getting to Santana once again. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpX97eg-W-k] (Come on, I haven’t