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Gonna miss loving to hate Yordano Ventura: While We’re Waiting

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car accident on January 22 2017. MLB has lost one of its most emotional stars.

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Not-So-Hot Corner: Indians Third Base Debate Heats Up, Again

Much like in 2006, the Cleveland Indians must decide if they’re ready to hand the third base job to a youngster or if they want to bring in a veteran stopgap.

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Podcast

TD talks March Madness, Tribe and Chris Perez – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-06

TD is out and about around the country like he normally is, but hotel rooms have Internet. So, we talked about some sports with TD in the shadow of Jerry Jones’ behemoth stadium. Here’s a rundown… Scott Raab and his episode of the podcast Selective memory and what we remember TD thought Damon Stoudamire was

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Is Jack Hannahan The Next Casey Blake?

The following piece is something that I never thought I would write. I also still to this day cannot understand the immense love for Casey Blake that the Indians fans and the organization itself had for this guy. Readers of this site know that I have been a Blake hater for years. But nevertheless, I

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Cleveland Indians Motivational Posters

It may be a bit on the hack side, but you can’t help the thoughts that enter your brain.  This morning as I was swimming, I thought about the parodied motivational posters that they do at despair.com and for whatever reason, I started thinking of Cleveland Indians players.  So, I got started, asked the rest

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General

While We’re Waiting…Patriots QB Coming Home, Belichick Takes a Shot at Mangini , Week One Cavs Thoughts

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Hoyer returns home tomorrow:  “Anyway, I remember we were at [Municipal Stadium] for the last game. People were ripping out seats and that’s what

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Andy Marte: Mercifully, It’s Over

That’s right folks, the Andy Marte era is over in Cleveland. In preperation for the upcoming Rule 5 draft, the Indians are attempting to clear spots on their 40- man roster for youngsters that actually have a future in Cleveland. It was announced this morning that Marte was outrighted off the 40-man to AAA and can

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Boos on Third

I thought I’d take a look at our position players to see how they’re doing so far this season.  It’s…not good.  SURPRISE! But for the analysis I wanted to do, I needed to evaluate which positions are getting contributions and which are liabilities so far this season.  To do this, I aggregated each position player’s

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While We’re Waiting… Banner Replacements, Dawson’s Contract, and Sportstalk Radio Woes

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Not long after LeBron James abandoned us to wear his Scottie Pippen mask, I saw a number of Browns fans suggest that we should replace

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Indians 4 Orioles 1: Gomez Does It Again

After two frustrating nights down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, the Indians were in danger of being swept by the lowly Baltimore Orioles. Did they fret? Nope. They just turned to the old adage that has won baseball games for decades – pitching and defense. Almost of out nowhere, the Indians have discovered

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Indians 9 Red Sox 1: Revenge is Sweet

Just one night earlier, the Indians and Red Sox got into a spat because the Tribe attempted to properly retaliate for two of their players getting hit. Whiny Adrian Beltre and punk-extraordinaire Josh Beckett didn’t like it. Our beloved Wahoos decided the best revenge was to take care of business on the field. That is

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Yankees 11, Indians 4: Where Andy Marte Pitches and I Go Insane

The [Indians-Yankees game] has used up words; they have weakened, they have deteriorated –Henry James, 1915 OK.  Henry James was talking about World War I, not the Indians game last night.  You caught me. But seriously.  What words can I use to talk about the “game” that took place last night?  Ridonkulous?  Shammockery?  Out-freaking-rageous? Some

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The Tribe’s Third Base Problem – Is There An End In Sight?

The Tribe made two moves this week that further echoed an ongoing problem since the club drafted and brought Jim Thome to the big leagues as a third baseman: since that time, other than the lightning-in-a-bottle Matt Williams year in 1997 and his subsequent trade to Arizona which brought in Travis Fryman prior to the

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Rays 4, Indians 2: This is What Happens, Justin, When You Walk an Aybar in the Second

I know we just finished losing two of three to Tampa, but if you weren’t paying attention this weekend (and judging by the attendance…), the Indians continued to play some decent baseball.  And yesterday was no exception, despite the outcome. After Justin Masterson sent the Rays down in order in the top of the first,

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Rays 5 Indians 2: More Reason to Despise Florida

In a game that was watched by more than four people, the Indians went down with a whimper last night.  It was an ugly, boring game—the sort of game you’d expect when a last place team plays against a legitimate contender.  I imagine most of you found other things to watch, so let’s get off

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Tribe Splits Red Sox Series With Comeback Win

As the old saying goes, it’s not about how you start, but how you finish.  And with the Cleveland Indians manging to outscore the Boston Red Sox 5-2 within the final four innings of play, they were able to win 8-7  in very exciting fashion via the bottom of the ninth inning. The game-winning hit

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General

Breaking Tribe News: Marte Activated, LaPorta Optioned to AAA

Per the Tribe Insider Twitter, 1B/3B Andy Marte has been activated off of the DL and 1B/OF Matt LaPorta has been optioned to AAA Columbus. That’s right, the guy who we all heard was going to be “playing somewhere, every day,” has been shipped out while the Shelley Duncan and Marte stay. The move can

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Indians 8, Twins 1: Mitch and The Bats “Unleash the Fury”

I’d like to take a show of hands please; who of you thought that the starting rotation would be the team’s biggest weapon three weeks into season and that Mitch Talbot would be leading the way? I can’t seem to settle on one nickname for the right-hander. Mitch The Itch? The Godfather (Old School reference)?

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While We’re Waiting… Ten Straight MVPs, Peralta to Marte, and OSU Recruiting

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Ten straight MVPs? “Consider this — LeBron won his first MVP last year with one of the most statistically accomplished seasons of all time

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Manny Acta Looking to Fill Out the Bench

While spring training is about getting players ready for the start of the season, it is also a time for the head coach to see what he has in a few question mark-type players.  Coupling that with the fact that the entire coaching staff is new to the Cleveland scene, and that evaluation exponentially increases.

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