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Should the Indians extend Cody Allen?

The Cleveland Indians have made it a habit of extending their best young talent. Should closer Cody Allen be the next player who gets one?

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The Diff: Revisiting the folly of Chris Perez’s future

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote in detail about the struggling Indians offense. Now, I’m talking about everyone’s favorite closer. Chris Perez, 27-year-old closer, is making $7.3 million in his penultimate arbitration year. He’s set

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Kerry Wood…The Tribe Years

Some out of nowhere news has come from Chicago this morning. Kerry Wood, the one-time can’t miss phenom of the Cubs, will reportedly retire after tonight’s Cubs/White Sox interleague game. The man they once called “Kid-K” bursted onto the baseball scene as a 21-year old rookie from Texas who had unhittable stuff. You recall his one hit,

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Former Indian Kerry Wood to retire today

Kerry Wood saved 28 games for the Indians in his season and a half with the team. He will be remembered most for his fireball days as a starting pitcher for the Cubs. After 1581 strikeouts in 1379 innings over 14 ML seasons, the righty is reportedly hanging up the cleats. “Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry

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Cleveland Indians Music Festival Coming This Summer

A couple quotes come to mind right off the bat.  “Why can’t they just focus on putting a good product on the baseball field?”  Or, “Don’t they have better things to spend their time on other than music as a baseball organization?”  Now that I have those out of the way for all the cynical,

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Tribe Trade Tracker: The Review

I know I know, the Dolan’s are cheap. The Indians can’t contend. Baseball is sunk in Cleveland. The system stinks. All the Indians do is sell of their best players. Yada, Yada. Yada. I get it. But here is the thing, Tribe fans – the trades I am about to discuss were all the right

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Tribe Snaps Losing Streak & Good Riddance to Kerry Wood

For the second time in five days, Josh Tomlin stepped up for Manny Acta and the Indians pitching staff.  Pitching on three days rest, Tomlin got the nod at the last minute as Jake Westbrook was scratched from the lineup with a trade to St. Louis falling into place.  Tomlin, once again, filled in extremely

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While We’re Waiting…King Cribbs, Anger over anti-LBJ sign, NBA Franchise tags

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 Face of Cleveland sports: “Josh Cribbs, the new king of Cleveland, declines the title, but would be cast in the role…He is, perhaps most

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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’s Winning Streak Ends in 3-0 Loss to Athletics

Cleveland’s five-game winning streak came to a halt Friday night at Progressive Field as the Oakland A’s pitching staff dominated in a 3-0 shutout victory. It was an all-around rough night for the Indians as the team lost for the first time since Saturday of last week, including a four-game series sweep against the Toronto

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Indians 5 Blue Jays 4: The Bullpen Comes Through…Again?

Its the formula the Indians have been looking for since the end of the 2007 season. Good starting pitching, a bridge to your closer, and a save. For the third consecutive game, the Tribe won using said formula 5-4 over Toronto. They did it without the use of their best set-up man, Chris Perez, who

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Indians 2 Blue Jays 1: Squeezing In a Trade Showcase

Believe it or not, your Cleveland Indians actually won a game in which they scored two runs or less. Amazing, I know. Consider this stat: coming into last night’s 2-1 win over Toronto, the Tribe was 0-20 when scoring two runs or less. Then you consider how they pulled this one off, and it makes

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What “The Muscle” Hath Wrought

Now that Russell Branyan is no longer a Cleveland Indian (and Ezequiel Carrera and Juan Diaz are), we’re left trying to evaluate the Russ-Bus’s third stint with the team.  What, exactly, was his organizational purpose , and to what degree did he achieve it?  Whyd did we sign him in the first place, and why

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Philles 7 Indians 6: Never Spending Money on a Closer Ever Again

After another demoralizing defeat in grand fashion in Philadelphia last night, I have a few questions for you, Tribe fans. 1. Who is a bigger waste of an $11 million salary – Travis Hafner or Kerry Wood? 2. Who had a worse night in terms of their trade value – Jake Westbrook or Kerry Wood?

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Indians Bullpen Shines in 4-3 Victory Over the Pittsburgh Pirates

In a battle between the two last place teams in the AL and NL Central divisions, the Indians held on for a 4-3 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Cleveland while it was the 12th straight for the struggling Bucs. Fausto Carmona delivered yet another quality start

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Tribe Pitching Shuts Down Chicago Once Again

The Indians took the field last night in Chicago coming off of Justin Masterson’s first win of the season, with The Fury facing off against Jake Peavy. The Indians got a superb performance from Talbot, who guided the Tribe through seven innings, allowing one run on six hits. Talbot was supported by two runs off

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Tribe Notes: The Trade Chip Edition

In a rumors piece on Fox Sports.com, their lead baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal said the Indians could be a team that contenders look at in regards to adding veterans at the deadline. In particular, Rosenthal says the Phillies once again could be looking towards Wahooland for pitching help. The Fightn’s right now are essentially without

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Choo Moves Up, Tribe Falls Down

The Indians’ freefall continued on Friday Night at Progressive Field in the “Ohio Cup.”  Jake Westbrook, who had been dominant is his previous two starts, was unable to last past the 5th inning.  Westbrook gave up four runs, three of which came via the longball.  In the 3rd inning Laynce Nix hit a solo homer

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SABR-Toothed Triber: Options, Bad & Worse

With Kerry Wood’s return, Jon Steiner is back to tell us why the Indians opted to send down Jensen Lewis and if it will ultimately prove to be the right decision.  I’ll give you all two guesses to that answer.  This one is light on math, but still heavy on science.  Enjoy. I know this

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While We’re Waiting… LeBron’s Will, Trading Wood and Pryor’s Future

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 There goes my hero. He’s ordinary … “LeBron James is dangerously becoming the basketball embodiment of Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman. He

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