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Despite Struggles, Indians Bullpen Is Flexible In October

The Cleveland Indians bullpen was in shambles to start the year. With in-season acquisitions and possibly some starters pitching in relief, has it become a strength for October?

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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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Finding a Slumping Jose Ramirez in time for ALDS

Jose Ramirez slumped at the wrong time in 2017. A late season 2018 slump is mildly worrisome but the safer bet is on the hitting savant being productive in the 2018 playoffs.

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Some Thoughts on October Baseball: While We’re Waiting

The road to redemption begins Friday, and we can’t think of a better group of players for an entire city to rally around over the next month of play.

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The postseason case for Greg Allen

The 2018 Cleveland Indians need outfielder Greg Allen on their postseason roster. The good news is that manager Terry Francona appears to recognize as much.

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Indians Playoff Chess: Exploiting an Astros Weakness in the ALDS

The Houston Astros rival the Cleveland Indians in offensive prowess, but they do have a weakness. That weakness and how the Indians might be the perfect team to exploit it are explained here by WFNY’s Gage Will.

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Indians Playoff Chess: Making A Pitching Plan

The Indians will have to allocate their pitchers wisely in the ALDS against the Houston Astros.

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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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Players of Joy Series: Part 1

How do players become our favorites? Why are they often not just the best players on the team we follow?

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Top Five Things To Watch For During Indians’ Stretch Run

Now that football has started, it’s easy to forget that baseball is still going on. Here is a late-season check in on the storylines for the last few weeks of the regular season.

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Carlos Carrasco: Under-appreciated With A Side of Breaking Balls

Carlos Carrasco: Always under-appreciated and always hurling breaking balls. How he has maintained success through the aging curve.

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Displacing Kipnis — A Plan for Making Room for Josh Donaldson

The Indians’ acquisition of Josh Donaldson leaves Jason Kipnis without a position — mapping out a plan for his playing time heading towards October.

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Tribe trends to watch in September: Between Innings

The 2018 Cleveland Indians were expected to win the AL Central division and they have not disappointed. September might seem a droll for a team already slotted into the postseason, but there are important things to watch.

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A tale of two Melkies and what to expect: Between Innings

The 2018 Cleveland Indians offense has been given a big boost in the second half by a surging Melky Cabrera. Can he continue to be a useful player for the Tribe?

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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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Kluber’s Unconventional, Encouraging Start

Corey Kluber gave up three runs to the Red Sox, but there was something in the box score that looked a little more like the dominant Cy Young winner that he was in 2017.

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While We’re Waiting: Baseball, Hamilton, and Rise Against

WFNY’s Corey Barnes talks about the Indians, the upcoming MLB postseason, and his experience seeing “Hamilton: An American Musical”.

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Ramirez and Lindor should be a marketing goldmine: Between Innings

The Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez are two of the most marketable star players the city has ever had play for a local ballclub. So, why isn’t anyone doing anything about it?

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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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The anatomy of an Andrew Miller outing

Andrew Miller’s 2018 won’t go down as his greatest season, but he’s trying to dial it in for the playoffs over the final few weeks. Are there positive signs from Miller?

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