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Indians Playoff Chess: Carrasco Matches Up With Astros

Carlos Carrasco lives and dies with his breaking balls, which is what he needs to do to attack Astro hitters.

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Kluber Crumbles, Francona Fumbles; Indians Drop Game 1 to Astros

Corey Kluber wasn’t an ace and Terry Francona played bullpen musical chairs. Indians drop Game 1 to Astros.

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Finding a Slumping Jose Ramirez in time for ALDS

Jose Ramirez slumped at the wrong time in 2017. A late season 2018 slump is mildly worrisome but the safer bet is on the hitting savant being productive in the 2018 playoffs.

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Indians Playoff Chess: Exploiting an Astros Weakness in the ALDS

The Houston Astros rival the Cleveland Indians in offensive prowess, but they do have a weakness. That weakness and how the Indians might be the perfect team to exploit it are explained here by WFNY’s Gage Will.

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Indians Playoff Chess: Making A Pitching Plan

The Indians will have to allocate their pitchers wisely in the ALDS against the Houston Astros.

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Carlos Carrasco: Under-appreciated With A Side of Breaking Balls

Carlos Carrasco: Always under-appreciated and always hurling breaking balls. How he has maintained success through the aging curve.

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Displacing Kipnis — A Plan for Making Room for Josh Donaldson

The Indians’ acquisition of Josh Donaldson leaves Jason Kipnis without a position — mapping out a plan for his playing time heading towards October.

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Kluber’s Unconventional, Encouraging Start

Corey Kluber gave up three runs to the Red Sox, but there was something in the box score that looked a little more like the dominant Cy Young winner that he was in 2017.

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Out of the oven and into the Fire; this Baker is ready to start

Would the Cleveland Browns be wise to eschew the baby steps for quarterback Baker Mayfield and throw the rookie into the deep end by starting him?

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Your Cy Young Frontrunner, Trevor Bauer

Leaning on a slider that is inducing whiffs at an alarming clip, Trevor Bauer is ready to battle for the Cy Young award over the next seven weeks.

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The Indians Have The Worst Outfield In Baseball

It’s up for debate but barely. Clubs trying to compete just don’t assemble outfields this bad. A look at the most disastrous Cleveland Indians position group.

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Bieber Curving and Sliding to Success

Shane Bieber has been quite good for the 2018 Cleveland Indians. Here is a big reason why.

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Indians Bullpen Implosion Aided by Inexplicable Miscommunication

Just when you think you’ve heard it all — Terry Francona and Carl Willis team up for a miscommunication that potentially cost their ball club a game.

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Indians Bullpen Options: Marlins Edition

The Indians continue scouring the market for relief pitchers. A match could be made with the club in Miami.

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Indians Reportedly Scouting Orioles Relievers

The Indians season has been a myriad of prolific starting pitching, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez adulation, and a trail of utter sadness courtesy of the relief pitching corps. Beyond the mainstays, the trial runs have been collectively ineffective with the recent developing exceptions of Neil Ramirez and Oliver Perez. As the season tumbles towards

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Patience Required – Shane Bieber Developing Early

Shane Bieber’s first two starts have been a mixed bag — a brief overview of where the rookie pitcher has found some success.

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Notes on Indians First Pick Noah Naylor

Indians target prep players early in MLB draft, with their first choice being Noah Naylor out of St. Joan of Arc Catholic in Ontario.

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Cavs Couldn’t Find A Break; I Couldn’t Find A Shirt

As the fourth consecutive rendition of Cavaliers versus Warriors in the NBA Finals tipped off on Thursday night, my abode was bustling with frenetic energy. The source of this energy had nothing to do with the usual anxiety about seeing a Cleveland team battle it out for a professional sports crown. It had nothing to

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Homers off Kluber Piling Up But Not Main Concern

Corey Kluber is giving up a lot of homers, but that is not the main concern. WFNY’s Gage Will looks deeper into Kluber’s stat page for answers.

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Young and Hungry: Lindor and Ramirez Pacing Each Other to Greatness

The numbers are strikingly similar from Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor. Each hitter has refused to let off the gas pedal to start the 2018 season.

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