Free Yandy Diaz. Well, not just to bring Diaz to the MLB level, but to fix a specific flaw the 2018 Cleveland Indians have with their roster and lineup. It is such an easy fix, if the Tribe is willing to do it.
Mike Hattery brings you this week’s WWW with a look at the Master’s, a risky reliever for the Indians, and being an over-saturated Browns fan.
If the Indians can optimize match-ups pairing Zach McAllister and Tyler Olson as well as making adjustments to McAllister’s breaking ball usage rate, the seventh inning becomes much easier for the Indians to solve. Until then, they might struggle to find a replacement for Shaw.
Opening Day brings a level of excitement almost unmatched through the season. Waiting For Next Year has Opening Day pitcher previews for you from Mike Hattery.
Numerous WFNY writers endeavored to build a list of the 10 best Indians since the opening of Jacobs Field. The requirements being that the player had to play in Jacobs Field but their entire track record may be considered. You will notice considerable differences in the list often tied to whether the individual valued longevity or peak production or both equally.
Joe Thomas retirement illuminates the NFL’s continuing ability to externalize costs to its players.
With a little over a week into Spring Training, WFNY’s Mike Hattery brings you a Spring Training notebook of insights and news.
If Carlos Carrasco carries this pitch usage change into the 2018 season he will have unlocked another level of performance, the new level being Cy Young Award Caliber starter.
WFNY’s Mike Hattery draws out a road map for the Cleveland Indians to follow as a guide to future World Series beyond 2018.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -John F. Kennedy While the Indians are positioned brilliantly to contend for a 2018 World Series title, the future beyond 2018 remains tenuous and one that many Indians fans have discussed as a
Melvin Upton is a cheap upside play to replace a hugely productive Austin Jackson season but Upton comes with some immediate advantages as well.
Mike Clevinger’s position of appreciation on the Cleveland Profession Baseball Club is irrelevant. Never the less, Clevinger had a major breakout in 2017 which may have foreshadowed the future of the Cleveland rotation. Clevinger’s surface level performance was exquisite, a 3.11 ERA against and his FIP of 3.85 while suggesting a bit of cluster-luck was still strong considering the league’s elevated run scoring.
Major League Baseball has experienced a sea change of sorts over the past year and a half with the baseball and launch angle adjustments serving as the under current. The service level changes which are best demonstrated in home run frequency have forced teams to make various adjustments and shifted player value based on specific
I didn’t know it yet, but that Cleveland Indians 2016 postseason baseball run would change my experience of baseball, and fandom profoundly.
George Valera and Aaron Bracho don’t have the name recognition or immediate impact of a Shohei Ohtani, but the three will forever be linked in the annals of the Cleveland Indians.
Surprising projections for Cleveland Indian players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system are detailed within.
Surprising projections for 2018 Cleveland Indians players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system for the Indians are detailed.
The 2017 version of Bradley Zimmer saw his power sapped, his ground balls high, and far too many to the right side of the infield. Some minor adjustments can go a long way in 2018.
The decision to decide between a short-term World Series push and a long-term contention window is complex; especially for a small-market team. The Cleveland Indians are showing their cards as their patience demonstrates a current vision to hold that window open.
Saquon Barkely is an amazing talent who will likely be selected in the first few picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. WFNY’s Mike Hattery explains why the Cleveland Browns should not be the team to do so even if their evaluations believe him to be a star.