Indians

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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Indians

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

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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Indians

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

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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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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