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There comes a time in every Cleveland Indians’ baseball season when you can look back and say, “that was when Tribe’s ship sunk.” I’ve done it every year that I can remember here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, and unfortunately, it always happens before the Indians can hoist up that World Series trophy.
In good years, you can point to the late innings of a game 7 in a World Series, or maybe in a game 5 of an ALCS, with your team up 3 games to 1.
In bad years, you can point to the beginning of a 5-24 month, or even worse, maybe an early thumping in April.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians are breaking that mold.
This team has been up (22-4) and down (4-16). They’ve been in first, second, third and back to second, and are in a dogfight for both the wildcard, as well as the division.
They’ve been proclaimed a break-out team destined for an early playoff run in 2013, and they’ve been declared dead.
Here they are…on August 28th, 5 ½ games behind the first place Detroit Tigers in the Ame...
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Over the winter, Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher were given a combined $106 million (with the possibility of up to $132 million) to play for the Indians for the next 4-6 years. While they have both certainly helped the team more than hurt it in year one, neither has quite performed at their standard level of production.
In fact, one could argue that each of them is having one...
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed outfielderRyan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left Achilles tendon (retroactive to August 19th). To fill his roster spot they have purchased the contract of outfielder Matt Carson from Triple-A Columbus.
Raburn has missed 10 of the last 11 games since August 14th with continued soreness in his left...
The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the 15-day Disabled List with a strained left Achilles tendon (retroactive to August 19). Taking Raburn’s spot on the 25-man roster is outfielder Matt Carson who had his contract purchased from AAA Columbus.
Raburn has missed 10 of the last 11 games since August 14 with continued soreness in his left foot and begins his...
The Brett Myers era in Cleveland is officially over. On Thursday afternoon the club announced that they activated the right-hander from the 60-day disabled list and released him from his contract.
Myers, 32, made just four appearances for the Indians this season going 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA (21.1 IP, 29 H, 10 HR, 5 BB, 12 K). He struggled all spring training and during the first...
In a move stunning to nobody, the Cleveland Indians finally cut ties with veteran pitcher Brett Myers. Signed to be the middle of the rotation innings eater, the 33-year old was a disaster from the beginning. Attempting to get himself back to being a starter after spending 2012 as a reliever for both Houston and the Chicago White Sox, Myers struggled in Spring and the hope was that...
You don’t get handed opportunities like this very often in MLB. The Cleveland Indians fell to the Atlanta Braves to lose their second game in a row to the best baseball team in the league. The Tribe blew an opportunity for the second night in a row to pick up a game on the Tigers.
Detroit was beat by the A’s 14-4 and the Indians could have picked up a game in the race for the...
We don’t really have full information on the shoulder injury that has been bothering Nick Swisher this season. We do know that it’s bothered him off and on, that he’s missed a handful of games, and that he’s had a cortisone shot recently. And from a results standpoint, we know that his power is down… […]
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Jordan Smith (CF, Carolina): 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SO
All year, people like me were just hoping to see a little power out of Smith. Through the first four months of the season...
Yesterday we reported that Cleveland Indians utility man Ryan Raburn was hoping to avoid a stint on the disabled list as a result of his leg injuries. Raburn showed progress while working out prior to yesterday's game, and manager Terry Francona is now optimistic that the veteran will return to the team's lineup in the near future, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com...
Scott Kazmir has seven wins and six losses. Not that impressive when you first look at it. But when you do, you can't truly understand how good he's been in his first full season since 2010.
In his last ten starts, he has surrendered two runs or less six times. In those ten starts, he's whiffed 49 in 56 innings, and walked only 17. Considering Kazmir was in Sugar...
Without dwelling too much on another disappointing performance by the Indians’ offense on Tuesday, I’ll just say that entering the series this is the game that seemed most winnable. Justin Masterson takes the hill against Paul Maholm, who recently returned from the disabled list and has just a 4.45 ERA on the season. With a series against Detroit and Baltimore...
Cleveland's Danny Salazar was trying to match fellow rookie Alex Wood.
The Indians struggled at the plate, however, and Salazar's night ended after 77 pitches through four innings.
''We're just in a position with him right now where, if he has long innings, we owe it to him and to the organization to keep an eye on him,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona...
The Cleveland Indians are off to a rough start in what could be one of their most crucial stretches of the season.
Chris Johnson drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves edged the Indians for the second night in a row, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Mike Aviles homered and drove in both Cleveland runs, but the Indians squandered too many chances...
Three weeks short weeks after Mark Reynolds was designated for assignment, Cleveland has found themselves another power bat.
This time from the left side.
A mlb.com source confirmed late Thursday night the Indians have acquired outfielder Jason Kubel in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for a minor league pitcher and cash. The deal is expected to be announced on Friday.
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It's been a frustrating month of
August for the Indians. The offense has been dire during these dog days, with
every mistake the Tribe makes magnified by the lack of production at the dish. As the
calendar turns to September, Cleveland
seems poised on a razor's edge of contention that could slice them a good...