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.
Jose Ramirez fits the profile of a former Indians second baseman. The breakout and numbers align.
Every fan base has a special few players who are held in higher regard than their overall career statistical output might indicate. The shift to harsh quantitative analysis has led to many of these players being “outed” to disprove the former qualitative thoughts of value. Of course, what often is dismissed in these debates is that the
In the next part of our series, we take a look back at the best infield/catching groups of the Jacobs/Progressive Field era. The Indians of the mid to late had so many stars and big bats, but once the turn of the century rolled around and the payroll cuts came into play, lets be honest,
Roberto Alomar, currently a special assistant for the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has come out in support of his brother, Sandy Alomar Jr., being the next manager of the Jays, The Toronto Sun reports. “”I hope it’s my brother,” Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar said Wednesday. We need someone who wants to put his heart and
New Hall of Famers Robbie Alomar and Bert Blyleven will return to Cleveland on Friday night to be honored by the team and the fans. There is no question that the Indians have struggled to find a consistent second base option since Alomar left. Rookie Jason Kipnis may have the best chance of the bunch,
Like many kids his age, Francisco Lindor wears the jersey number of the player who he considers to be his idol. Unlike many players his age, Lindor has the opportunity to play for the same team his idol played for as he absorbed the game of baseball through his formative years. As he was turning
In baseball news from earlier in the week, former Cleveland Indians stars Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven earned enough votes for entry into the MLB Hall of Fame. Both earned the required votes for the hall despite very different track records of success over the years with the Baseball Writers Association of America. Despite their
Hope you are fully recovered from your overdose of turkey from the past two days. Thanks for stopping by the site today, as While We’re Waiting always serves up an early morning plate of goodies for our readers. Here we usually share things pertinent to Cleveland sports and the greater Ohio area. Have something else
A little while back, we expressed some concern regarding the amount of players on the Indians roster that were slated to partake in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. After all…Fourteen players from one team seems a bit extensive. Well, with pitchers and catchers reporting today, Tribe GM Mark Shapiro has decided to give the Zydrunas
While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. Ron Shapiro, Mark’s father, is releasing a book on his tricks of the trade. The book document’s Shapiro’s relationship with Browns
Wow. They talk about falls from grace, but today’s news out of New York may be one of the more shocking stories that I have read in quite some time. Former Indians second baseman Roberto Alomar, now 41-years of age, is currently on the unfortunate end of a lawsuit that claims he had sexual intercourse with
We’re a bit late on this one, but I didn’t want to write much about it over the weekend. But if you were anywhere near a TV or computer over the last 48 hours, you’re likely aware that Omar Vizquel is now the all-time leader for games played at shortstop – with 2,584 games under