What Do All These Numbers Really Mean? One of the things that my Statistics professor at Ohio State always used to tell us has always really stuck with me. He always had this saying, “Beware of statistics, because once an individual has become aware of how to properly manipulate numbers, he can use them in
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who extended their sympathies and condolences, whether it be those who left comments or those who emailed. It was greatly appreciated. After a weekend in which sports were the farthest thing from my mind, I am anxious to get back to brining you the commentary, analysis,
Yeah, it’s a rumor, and not really a solid one, but hey…I can dream too! Buster Olney reported today that there may be a surprise team in the Dan Haren lottery. Oh please, let it be true. But there is an interesting sleeper in the Dan Haren sweepstakes: the Cleveland Indians, who clearly would have
My grandfather passed away today. I debated back and forth as to whether I wanted to write this post. It initially felt like a hollow gesture. But the more I sat here, the more I felt that it was something I wanted to write. After all, isn’t that what blogs are all about….expressing our feelings
Yesterday was a busy day at the baseball winter meetings. Unfortunately for the Tribe, ‘busy’ does not mean ‘good’. The Tigers pulled off the trade of the year, getting 24 year old Miguel Cabrera and 25 year old Dontrelle Willis. Both players have won a World Series, and both have multiple all-star appearances. The Tigers
Yes!!! Does this mean we get Nathan’s dogs at the Jake? What…you mean there is another Kobayashi? Oh. Never mind.
2008 Brings New Alternative Uniforms Even if the Tribe fields almost the same team in ’08, they will still look different, yet familiar, on the field. The Indians unveiled their new alternative uniforms for 2008, as they have dropped the old vest look and have moved to a retro, throw-back style uniform. Call me crazy,
I have to admit- I never thought I would type that sentence. Over the past year I have been a little critical of the performance of Wedge. This team doesn’t advance runners like they should, and they strike out way too often. In addition, he worked Sabathia and Carmona probably more innings than they should
Indians starting pitcher CC Sabathia edged out Boston’s Josh Beckett for the American League’s Cy Young Award. Congrats Sabathia! It’s official. Sabathia has become the first Indian since 1972 to win the AL Cy Young. (Gaylord Perry was the last Cleveland hurler to take home the prize.) MLB.com did not publish the final tally, but
C.C. Sabathia Takes Home AL’s Top Pitcher Award Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia has won the American League Cy Young Award. The Cy Young marks the third major award taken home by the Tribe this offseason, following the Executive of the Year Award (Mark Shapiro) and the American League Gold Glove Award (Grady Sizemore).
First thing- Congrats to Grady Sizemore on winning his first ever Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Grady makes the routine plays, and every once in a while makes the impossible one. I think he has earned a Gold Glove. There are those in the media (I would link to the Rob Neyer article for ESPN, but
Grady Sizemore Collects Gold Glove Award In a somewhat surprising result, Cleveland Indians’ centerfielder Grady Sizemore has won a Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player at each position, as voted on by managers and coaches for each team. The other 2 outfield Gold Gloves in the American League
ESPN radio is reporting that the Indians have picked up the option on Paul Byrd. Byrd, Jow Borowski and Aaron Fultz all have club options that need to be decided upon this week. I would be surprised if all of those options didn’t get renewed by the Tribe. More importantly, congrats are in order for
Mark Shapiro Wins Executive Of The Year Again For the second time in three years, Cleveland Indians Geneal Manager Mark Shapiro has been named Sporting News Executive Of The Year. In a vote amongst his peers, Shapiro received 13 of 47 votes. Second place went to Colorado Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, who received 11 votes.
Assistant GM Chris Antonetti To Stay With Club For the past few years, the Indians’ roster has gone through a lot of changes. The outfield in particular has been a revolving door, Casey Blake has played every position practically except for pitcher and catcher, we’ve seen 3B go from Boone to Marte to Blake, we’ve