Indians

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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Indians

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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General

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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Indians, WFNY Roundtable

Indians Top 10 Since 1994 Roundtable

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.

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Browns, General

Joe Thomas, Moral Complexities and Non-Guaranteed Contracts

Joe Thomas retirement illuminates the NFL’s continuing ability to externalize costs to its players.

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Indians

Cleveland Indians Spring Training Notebook

With a little over a week into Spring Training, WFNY’s Mike Hattery brings you a Spring Training notebook of insights and news.

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Indians

2018 Cy Young Award Candidate Carlos Carrasco

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.

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General

A Road Map for Indians World Series Contention in 2019, 2020

WFNY’s Mike Hattery draws out a road map for the Cleveland Indians to follow as a guide to future World Series beyond 2018.

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Indians

Can Cody Anderson be a long term bullpen piece?

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

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Indians

Can Melvin Upton be this season’s Austin Jackson?

Melvin Upton is a cheap upside play to replace a hugely productive Austin Jackson season but Upton comes with some immediate advantages as well.

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Indians

Mike Clevinger: A Cloudy Breakout

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.

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The Indians Were Passive on the Base Paths in 2017; it Helped

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

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Indians

Fandom, Sabermetrics, and Aesthetics

I didn’t know it yet, but that Cleveland Indians 2016 postseason baseball run would change my experience of baseball, and fandom profoundly.

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Indians

Indians Reload Lower-Minors Through Bold Gamble

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.

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Cleveland Indians and Steamer: Pitcher Projetions

Surprising projections for Cleveland Indian players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system are detailed within.

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Cleveland Indians and Projection Systems: Position Players

Surprising projections for 2018 Cleveland Indians players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system for the Indians are detailed.

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Indians

Projecting Bradley Zimmer in 2018

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.

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Indians

The Indians are Gambling on October Fortune

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.

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Browns, NFL Draft

Why the Browns Must Pass on Saquon Barkley

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.

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