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Jimmy Haslam, Michael Brantley and the band Mansions: While We’re Waiting

It’s probably not a coincidence that Jimmy Haslam sold his family’s business just a few weeks prior to former employees going on trial for a fraud scheme.

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Former Indians’ ace Cliff Lee set to retire

Cliff Lee will hang up his cleats after 13 years in the league. The lefty had a 143-91 record in 328 games (324 starts), while earning himself a 3.52 ERA, 1,824 strikeouts, and 29 complete games.

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Wayward Indians: 18 former Tribesmen on MLB Free Agent List

There are 18 former Cleveland Indians on the market. Are any worthy of a reunion?

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Indians

The Top Five Tribe Rotations of the Past 20 Years

With the 20-year anniversary of Jacobs/Progressive Field almost upon us, we will be taking a look at top-fives in each aspect of the Indians on the field.  We started last week with the bullpens and today we will move to the starting rotations. Coming up with five groups was not an easy task. Let’s be honest

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What can the Tigers teach us about the Indians attendance numbers?

I know, right? Another attendance article about the Cleveland Indians! I can’t help it. This is what I’m thinking about right now, and I have no choice but to write about the things I’m thinking about. Hopefully this won’t continue a trend of simplistic posts that are focused on singular details. Rather, I wanted to

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General

While We’re Waiting…Options for Cavs and Indians

“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. “The trade deadline has traditionally involved two factions: contenders desperate to plug a hole — and possibly under pressure from ownership and fans to

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Indians 6, Phillies 0: Bauer & The Raburn Show Help Tribe to Fourth Straight Win

Over the last three games heading into last night, the talk of Cleveland sports has been the awakening of the Tribe offense. The 33-run, 48- hit explosion was just what the doctor ordered to heal the wounded psyche of the Wahoo Warriors. And while the bats have been rightfully praised, there has been a dirty

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Indians, Life Boat

Cleveland Sports Life Boat – Cleveland Indians Starting Pitchers

I am a huge fan of the Ron and Fez show on Sirius XM Satellite radio. They do a bit on the radio called life boat, and I’m borrowing it for Cleveland sports. Here’s how it works. There are four people and only three seats remaining on the life boat. You must work your way

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While We’re Waiting… NFL Draft Ends, Weeden’s MLB Career, Indians in 1st?

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. Some QB insight after a rare interview with Holmgren: “Judging by Holmgren’s comments, the Browns either thought about taking Weeden in the second round

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Indians

Only Losers Live Here: Re-imagining What Might Have Been In The Cliff Lee Trade

It is a sore subject for Tribe fans as it should be. Back on July 29th of 2009, the Indians sent Cy Young award winning starting pitcher Cliff Lee to Philadelphia. At the time, the Phillies were streaking towards the postseason while the Indians were in full regression mode. It was the second consecutive year in

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General

While We’re Waiting…Feeling Kinda Sunday

I think the Browns are going to look good on offense throughout the game, but the Bengals’ defense isn’t one we can just walk all over. Cleveland’s running game is a bit questionable right now because we didn’t get to see it on display during the preseason much, and the offensive line is shaky too.

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Indians

Is David Huff a New Pitcher? Maybe So.

I’ve not always done a good job of hiding my contempt for the sort of pitcher David Huff became over the last several years. After flirting with some real upside early in his MLB career, he appeared to settle into the sort of mediocrity that has been typified most notably by Jeremy Sowers.  That is

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Indians

What the Big Three Trades Have Meant to the 2011 Indians

In 2008, the front office started the long and arduous process of ripping my heart out. In July of that year, they admitted what I wasn’t ready to: the team wasn’t good anymore.  Whether it was due to injury, poor luck, or simple regression didn’t matter.  Only that the team wasn’t good enough to win

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Indians

The Truth About Trades

Justin Masterson takes the mound tonight for the Indians, looking to improve his record to 3-0. He has given up just 2 runs in over 13 innings of work this season, for a 1.35 ERA, with a 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Carlos Carrasco bounced back from a bad first start, and has pitched well

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Cavaliers, Indians

Are the Indians Suffering From a LeBron Hangover Too?

One of the worst parts about LeBron James leaving Cleveland was for season ticket holders.  As everyone knows, Cleveland Cavaliers fans needed to be speculators and try to guess if LeBron was going to come back or not and make a decision whether to re-up before free agency completed.  I’ll give Cavs fans credit. For

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Indians

Acquiring Young Talent through Trades—Part One: The Pitchers

On Tuesday I tried to make you feel good about the 2011 Indians.  I told you how if things go just right, this team can compete in the AL Central.  It was a shiny, happy day.  Today I might end up making you feel sort of crummy about the 2007 Indians.  Yes, it’s a weird

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Indians

Was the Bartolo Colon Trade the Best Trade Ever?

Now that free agency is in full swing, we’ve seen some insane contracts (*cough*Jayson Werth*cough*) and some public posturing (Derek Jeter, anyone?). But, there’s probably not a more coveted free agent this off-season than pitcher and former Indian Cliff Lee. There’s a rumor that the drunken sailors running the Washington Nationals are pushing hard for

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Indians

The Free Agent Ex’s

Ah, the 2007 Indians. So close to winning a World Series. If only CC and Fausto hadn’t wet themselves in Games five and six. If only Joel Skinner didn’t hold up the stop sign on Kenny Lofton. If only Casey Blake hadn’t hit the next pitch for a 5-4-3 tailor made double play…. UGH!!!! I

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General

While We’re Waiting…Cliff Lee’s Rangers go to first World Series

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   Rangers hope World Series run keeps Lee in Texas:  “As his teammates doused each other with ginger ale on the infield, Lee said he’s

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Indians

Updating What We Got For Sandy Koufax

Anyone else enjoy watching Cliff Lee absolutely dissect the New York Yankees last night? That was a Picasso that ole’ Cliff painted  in the Bronx. No runs, two hits, 13 strikeouts, and just one walk against the best lineup in baseball? Can you believe what we are watching? I think we all knew that Lee

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