Indians

Best 2018 defensive plays of the year so far

The 2018 Cleveland Indians are shaping up as an outstanding defensive team. How good are they? Well…

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Which Indians are invested in Elevation Revelation?: Between Innings

MLB has seen an offensive explosion as more players are becoming adept at hitting the ball in the air. So, which members of the 2018 Cleveland Indians are hitting the ball in the air?

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Is Indians slow offensive start reminiscent of ALDS misery?

The Cleveland Indians offense puttered out in the 2017 ALDS. The start to the 2018 season is too eerily similar to that series.

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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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Yan Gomes and Bradley Zimmer ice the Royals

WFNY’s Jim Pete takes a look at several trends after the Indians take the series from the division rival Kansas City Royals.

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Fun with small samples from the Indians first five games

Five games into the season and WFNY’s Joe Gerberry goes looking at some of the small sample size tidbits about the Cleveland Indians.

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Opening Day Musings and More

Waiting For Next Year’s Joe Gerberry stayed up to watch Opening Day in it’s entirety so that you didn’t have to.

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It’s OPENING DAY at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario

The Cleveland Indians are ready to put the 2017-2018 Hot Stove season behind them…and newsflash…they’re going to be really good. Take a “quick” and somewhat fun look with WFNY’s Jim Pete, at what the Indians look like to start the year off.

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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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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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The Francisco Lindor Freight Train

Since Francisco Lindor has joined the Cleveland Indians, he’s continued to surprise each year with an offensive skill-set far beyond what anyone thought him capable. At age 24, will Lindor plateau, or will he continue an ascent that takes him to Mike Trout-like heights? Don’t bet against him.

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The Indians extended spring training: While We’re Waiting

WFNY’s Jim Pete discusses how Terry Francona handles spring training, and how April and May are months in which Francona continues to make roster decisions, with an eye on August and September. He also takes a look at a thread of questions that could relate to each other, starting with Michael Brantley’s health, and how it could domino in April.

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Finding Jason Kipnis: Part 2

WFNY’s Jim Pete takes a look at Jason Kipnis’s past, to help predict his future. Will Kipnis regain his All-Star form as the Indians’ second baseman, or will he find himself without a position again, and struggling to find his form after a bad 2017?

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Finding Jason Kipnis: Part 1

It was time for the Cleveland Indians.. Jason Kipnis’s Tribe, to take the final step. And then 2017 happened, and as far as steps go towards a World Championship, what’s the old saying…”one step forward, and two steps back?” Is Kipnis ready to right the ship?

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Jose Ramirez Turned Himself Into Roberto Alomar

Jose Ramirez fits the profile of a former Indians second baseman. The breakout and numbers align.

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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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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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Jason Kipnis at Second Base is Both Good and Bad

Jason Kipnis is still a Cleveland Indian. What does this mean for everyone else?

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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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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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