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The Trevor Bauer Unlock: Top Stories of 2018 – No. 10

Instead of droning on about ridiculous comments or tweets, the 2018 focus should reside on Trevor Bauer’s career-best season for the Cleveland Indians.

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The Distressed Assets That Led To Trading Yan Gomes

You can reason that Gomes’ value will only diminish, which is fair, but sending him off for a duo that may or may not help you win next season leaves more questions than answers.

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Indians Trade Yan Gomes — Who are Daniel Johnson and Jefry Rodriguez?

Gage Will takes a deep dive into what Daniel Johnson and Jefry Rodriguez could provide the Indians going forward, along with WFNY’s Will, Mike Hattery, and Jim Pete taking a dive into the trade in the EHC Podcast.

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Indians Trade Candidates — Kluber, Bauer, or Carrasco?

Market limitations may force the Indians hand in trading Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber, or Carlos Carrasco… Which one makes the most sense from an Indians perspective?

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Indians Playoff Chess: Carrasco Matches Up With Astros

Carlos Carrasco lives and dies with his breaking balls, which is what he needs to do to attack Astro hitters.

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Kluber Crumbles, Francona Fumbles; Indians Drop Game 1 to Astros

Corey Kluber wasn’t an ace and Terry Francona played bullpen musical chairs. Indians drop Game 1 to Astros.

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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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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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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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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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Indians Outfield Still Searching for an Identity

An eighth of the season under their belts, the Indians have yet to find the correct mesh in the outfield.

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Evaluating an Evolving Edwin

A steady dose of first-pitch offspeed offerings morphed Edwin Encarnacion’s 2017 profile. Baseball is a game of adjustments, however, and Edwin has adjusted in extraordinary fashion.

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Cleveland’s Baseball Droughts: While We’re Waiting

Cleveland sports fans are no stranger to droughts and, historically, the Cleveland Indians have some of the longest.

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Indians/MLB preview with Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com – The Nail in the Coffin, Episode 114

The Nail In The Coffin guys talked to mlb.com’s Anthony Castrovince about Opening Day with the Indians

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How Rooting for the MLB Privileged Class Changes Our Expectations

How Rooting for the MLB Privileged Class Changes Our Expectation

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Jason Kipnis and Tyler Naquin Boomerang Effect: While We’re Waiting

Not much seems to be expected from Jason Kipnis or Tyler Naquin in 2018, but the two Cleveland Indian players were beloved not too long ago.

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Constructing A Deal For Manny Machado

The lukewarm stove heated up a bit on Wednesday afternoon. Rumors circulated that the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox had discussed a deal in the framework of Edwin Encarnacion in exchange for Jackie Bradley Jr. WFNY’s own Joe Gerberry took a dive into that topic yesterday. Essentially, the Indians were interested in trading an aging above average hitting DH on a mediocre contract for a plus-plus defensive outfielder with an up and down hitting resume. Though Bradley Jr. has more upside than Encarnacion from a value perspective, the focal point of the trade seemed to be monetary.

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WFNY TV – Ding Dong Wahoo is Dead

The Cleveland Indians’ announcement that they would be retiring the Chief Wahoo logo was met with fierce opinions on both sides. People who grew up with the logo are upset with a piece of their childhood being removed and angry at the idea of something they find innocent being offensive. On the other side, the

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