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Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera beat out a talented fielded of American League shortstops, including former teammate Jhonny Peralta, to take home his first Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger honor.

Will Cleveland’s Strategy Work?

The Cleveland Indians love ground balls. After the acquisition of Derek Lowe on Monday, the Indians now have three of the most extreme ground ball pitchers in the majors. With this added focus on ground ball pitchers, the Indians’ infield defense will play a huge factor in the team’s success next season. Problem is, the Indians don’t have particularly strong defenders on the...

On Groundballs, and Those Who Hope to Field Them

After the Indians traded for Derek Lowe, Aaron Gleeman from Hardball Talk tweeted the following: Which is sort of amazing if you think about it.  Here are the details on the probable five Indians starters going into the 2012 season: GB% K/9 BB/9 K/BB Justin Masterson 55.1%           6.58           2.71           2.43 Ubaldo Jimenez...

Crowe outrighted, four activated from DL

The Cleveland Indians took care of some light housekeeping on their 40-man roster on Wednesday by outrighting outfielder Trevor Crowe to Triple-A Columbus and activating four players from the disabled list.

Cleveland Sports Mount Rushmore

Well this should be interesting. You know the concept, there are four spots available to immortalize individuals from a similar field. Instead of four Presidents, we are talking about the Mt. Rushmore of Cleveland sports. There are no real rules or right answers, but it makes for some fun discussion.  That said, we opened it up to our writers round-table style. Rick: Jim Brown and...

2011 Texas Rangers = 1995 Cleveland Indians

The baseball season is now over. The St. Louis Cardinals are the World Champions. The Texas Rangers are not. On paper, the Rangers looked like the better team. Their offense was second to none in the Major Leagues. Up and down the Texas lineup were guys that hit for average and power. They had speed and on-base guys at the top, and run producers all the way down. Their bullpen offered...

McCullough: Mets will not target Sizemore

Well, that is very interesting. Yes, Grady Sizemore has had a few bad seasons filled with tons of injuries. But, on an incentive-based deal. They can’t really lose THAT much. Signing him to that time of deal has a lot of upside and not as much upside. Tweet

Red Sox to interview Sandy Alomar

The Cleveland Indians have given Boston permission to interview bench coach Sandy Alomar to be the next manager of the Red Sox . Alomar recently completed his second season coaching first base for Cleveland manager Manny Acta. He was promoted to bench coach on the final day of the season by Acta when Tim Tolman stepped down because of Parkinson's Disease. Alomar has no managerial...

Kipnis Or The Chiz…Which One Would You Part With?

With the Indians having already addressed their fifth starter spot in a quick, smart trade for veteran Derek Lowe, the focus will now shift to the badly needed right-handed bat. Letting CF Grady Sizemore walk into free agency frees up a $9 million hole in the payroll if you believe the Indians will indeed spend that. I do. GM Chris Antonetti has already added $5 million extra that...

The 'Lowedown' on the Lowe Deal

By exercising their club option on Fausto Carmona and trading for Derek Lowe, the Indians have assembled a rotation that is already accepting nicknames about being the best ground-ball rotation in the American League. Last season, Lowe, Justin Masterson, and Carmona ranked third, eighth, and ninth, respectively, in groundball percentage among pitchers with at least 100 innings...

Boston to interview Indians coach Sandy Alomar

The Cleveland Indians have given Boston permission to interview bench coach Sandy Alomar to be the next manager of the Red Sox .

Avila, Jackson Gold Glove finalists; not Peralta

Two Tigers could be announced as American League Gold Glove winners tonight -- Alex Avila at catcher and Austin Jackson in centerfield. But the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta won't win the Gold Glove at shortstop despite making only seven errors.
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