The Cleveland Indians need to target a starting pitcher before the trade deadline, but not just *any* starting pitcher.
A look at Danny Salazar’s control issues, and Edwin Encarnacion’s first seven weeks of 2017 following a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ten years after they were both teenage signees with the Indians, Danny Salazar bests Tampa’s Chris Archer, 6-0, in a battle of AL elites.
Carlos Carrasco rebounded to throw a gem as the bats finally woke up in a much-needed win for the Cleveland Indians.
Another Corey Kluber start, another game where the Cleveland Indians bats go cold. Here’s a look behind the Tribe’s 5-1 loss to the Rays.
In a small move, the Cleveland Indians claimed OF Joey Butler from the Tampa Bay Rays. Infamously, Butler broke up Carlos Carrasco’s no-hit bid in July.
The Cleveland Indians won a ballgame with Corey Kluber on the mound for just the fourth time all season, as a Mike Aviles home run in the 10th inning secured a 5-4 triumph and a four-game sweep / public shaming of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday matinee—played on a moldy green shag carpet inside
Carlos Carrasco has had one hell of a calendar year. He has had to rescessitate his career as a starter and navigate health issues while maintaining a level of excellence on the field that led to his long-term financial security. The culmination of those efforts came on Wednesday as Carlos Carrasco pitched one out away
One. Pitch. That’s how close Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco was to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. WFNY will have a full game recap Thursday morning, but here’s the quick and dirty of what happened. Carrasco was perfect through six innings. He struck out 10 to that point, including two hitters in each of
Bullpens have become a popular topic in baseball circles since Tom Verducci penned a fantastic article detailing the dominance of the modern bullpen on Tuesday. In the article, Verducci details how the Houston Astros’ and the Kansas City Royals’ continual outperformance of expectations in the standings can largely be attributed to their bullpens. The Tampa
Sometimes, the umpire gets the rule completely and blatantly wrong. It happens. Everyone on the field is human and prone to mistakes including those umpires who generally do a much better job than the credit they receive for it. Thankfully, a rather egregious umpire ruling in the first inning did not affect the final outcome
After being swept by the Baltimore Orioles this past weekend, the Cleveland Indians are now 33-41, leaving them 12 games behind first place Kansas City in the AL Central. The Tribe is reeling, inviting metaphors of the staggered boxer with wobbly legs and blinking eyes or the slow motion balletic scenes of Robert De Niro
While the Cleveland Indians spent much of the weekend celebrating the 20-year reunion of their storied 1995 roster — a team with a ridiculous .839 collective OPS — the current incarnation of the club seemed determined to show its nostalgic fan base just how rare and precious the commodity of offense has become in 2015. In a
In the four-game, couple here-couple there series against the Chicago Cubs, the Indians were finally rained out on Monday night, their first postponement of the season. In the remaining three games the Cubs outscored the Indians 20-10. But thankfully the 17-0 lambasting of the Tribe on Wednesday night counted for only one win. The Indians won
Over the past two seasons, the Cleveland Indians pitching staff has been a constant surprise. The development of starters like Corey Kluber, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Carrasco and more have propelled the Tribe to back-to-back successful campaigns. Two of the unheralded coaches behind this success are pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Well,
The 2014 season is over and the Indians finished in third place in the AL Central. But there’s plenty to look forward to.
George Pappas came on the podcast to discuss his new book, A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the ’90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders (available at Amazon.) We talked about those famous teams from the 90’s from Vizquel and Thome to Albert Belle. We talked about the current Indians and also the
It was just another ho-hum weekend series in Tampa. Your Cleveland Indians may have finally turned the corner after taking two straight series from division foes in Chicago and Minnesota. Two poor outings from the closer turned a potential 7-0 homestand into 5-2. Still the Indians looked to have possibly righted the ship. The starting
This article is a few days old now, but still very relevant to the Indians set-to-be hectic offseason. ESPN Insider’s Jim Bowden contemplated on Friday (subscription required) about six potential trade destinations for Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. The 2012 Cy Young Winner is presumed to be on his way out of Tampa Bay,
The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. This is my 41st edition of The Diff. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I injected some stats into a Cavs rotation projection. This week, I’m writing about 2014 Indians salary issues. For many, talking about