General, Indians

Indians Hot Stove Targets Mike Moustakas and Evan Gattis

The Indians have maneuvered themselves into a position where they could use some DH pop. Evan Gattis and Mike Moustakas are reasonable targets.

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Indians Betting on Jake Bauers Breakout

In what appeared to be more aptly explained as two separate deals than a three-way deal the Indians sent Yandy Diaz and Cole Sulser as part of a three-way trade to the Tampa Bay Rays in return for Jake Bauers. Many words have been spilled on WFNY footprint between Jim Pete, Michael Bode and myself

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Headlines, Indians

Indians Trade Disappointing Alonso

In the winter of 2017, the Indians signed Yonder Alonso coming off a career year to replace the exiting Carlos Santana. Just a year later the Indians have returned to stasis with Santana in the fold as well as Jake Bauers and Bobby Bradley waiting in the wings; Yonder Alonso became an $8 million afterthought.

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Cleveland Indians Hot Stove Mailbag

The 2019 Cleveland Indians are in a complex position with a litany of options at seemingly every turn; so let’s open up the mailbag.

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The Cleveland Indians Evaluating Trading Yan Gomes

In an offseason where the most commonly exchanged cliche in Cleveland is “market constraints,” it appears the Indians are at a difficult crossroads. The team is faced with either running back the 2018 roster in 2019 minus Brantley and others, or attempting to thread the needle of dealing impactful players to strengthen the window beyond

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Cleveland Indians Trade For Chih-Wei Hu

In addition to the uniform news from the Tribe, the Indians also made a trade to fill in the back end of their bullpen. Could Chih-Wei Hu actually be useful in the bullpen?

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Cleveland Indians Hot Stove Target: Marwin Gonzalez

The Cleveland Indians will need some help to retool their outfield in the offseason. WFNY’s Mike Hattery looks at free agent superutility player Marwin Gonzalez and his candidacy and fit with the Tribe.

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Indians, Indians Playoff Chess

The Cleveland Indians Versus Justin Verlander

The Game 1 matchup is set: the Cleveland Indians will take on old foe Justin Verlander. WFNY’s Mike Hattery has your in-depth pitcher preview.

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Indians, Indians Playoff Chess

Indians Playoff Chess: Lineup Optimization

The MLB Playoffs are a totally different animal than the regular season. WFNY’s Playoff Chess previews highlight the lineup construction that should take place against left-handed pitchers in the playoffs.

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Browns

The Browns Asset Expenditure Failure

The Browns had a bevy of draft capital and cap space this offseason. Was it used wisely or did they over spend and draft on free agent runnings backs?

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Indians

Jose Ramirez is a Hitting Savant

The Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez has transformed himself into one of the Top 5 hitters in baseball as he continues to evolve in the batter’s box.

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Yonder Alonso, Carlos Santana, and the Cost Per Win Fallacy

Yonder Alonso and Carlos Santana will be forever linked, as the former was signed to replace the latter. Does comparing them do justice to the “cost per win” argument?

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Indians Trade for Leonys Martin

The Indians have traded middle infield prospect Willi Castro for Detroit Tigers center fielder Leonys Martin and starting pitcher Kyle Dowdy. The Indians have received little production from center field in 2018 with Bradley Zimmer, Greg Allen, and Rajai Davis all failing to produce that which would constitute league average production. Indians center fielders have

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General

Shane Bieber’s Early Success Foreshadows a Bright Future

What kind of future does Shane Bieber have and does it help keep the Cleveland Indians contending window open for years to come?

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The Cody Allen Regression

Is Cody Allen breaking before us? WFNY’s Mike Hattery analyzes if he is or not.

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Indians Coverage Moving Forward and Looking Back

A look back on Indians coverage and a look forward on what is to come at WFNY

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The Indians infield could use a tweak

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.

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WWW

A Master’s Sunday, A Broken Reliever and NFL Draft Saturation: While We’re Waiting

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.

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Can Zach McAllister become a high-leverage contributor?

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.

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Opening Day Pitcher Preview

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.

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