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Waiting For Next Year:
“Indians manager Manny Acta received a vote of confidence from Indians ECO Paul Dolan, the son of owner Larry Dolan, a couple weeks ago. Votes of confidence are never ironclad, but the one for Acta feels especially flimsy.
Even a couple weeks ago, just after that vote of confidence, which also covered GM Chris Antonetti and club president Mark Shapiro, a source said Indians ownership was “unhappy” with the Indians’ second-half slide. Now, with the team 4-12 since the younger Dolan’s vote of confidence, Acta’s job security seems even less certain.”
The ‘vote of confidence’ is generally considered to be a kiss of death in professional sports. Nobody should be surprised if Acta loses his position after this abysmal season. Nobody is saying he had the right cards to play and misplayed them, but someone’s head has to roll after this season. The bigger question is whether Acta’s head rolls by itself, or if others will be lobbed off alongside his.
[Related: Paul Dolan changes not coming soon]
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Which is sadder- the fact that I completely forgot to post the box score from last night’s Indians game, or the fact that nobody noticed?
Bot 1st: Texas
- J. Hamilton grounded into fielder’s choice, I. Kinsler scored, E. Andrus out at second
- A. Beltre homered to deep left, J. Hamilton scored
Bot 3rd: Texas
- J. Hamilton homered to deep right...
Asdrubal Cabrera was not in the line up again last night for the Cleveland Indians. He has missed the past two games with a sore right wrist. The Indians have not indicated any plans to put Cabrera on the disabled list and hope to have him back in the lineup soon. However, it looks like he may miss the next few games still.
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Cabrera...
When you are a bad team like the Indians are, you have no margin for error. When your four through nine in your lineup reads Russ Canzler, Matt LaPorta, Brent Lillibridge, Jason Donald, Thomas Neal, Ezequiel Carrera and you are playing the Texas Rangers, you are going to need not to play perfect baseball, but you need a little luck as well.
So the Indians took that lineup to the...
When was the last time I was able to write something positive regarding our baseball team? Im seriously at a loss, or should I say several losses, because that’s all the Indians seem to do these days. They look like a team asleep at the wheel, looking forward to the day the season is over. The slump has worn down everyone. The pitching has been horrific. The offense never came...
A four game series loss to the Twins has placed the Indians in last place in the American League Central, at least momentarily. The Indians have been almost eliminated from the playoffs and will probably be officially by the end of the week. Since a .500 record is no longer attainable at this point, the Indians will have to lower their goals once again. The absolute minimum would...
Last night, the Indians’ lineup featured a 4-9 resembling so many overcooked ramen noodles:
Believe it or not, they did not win the game.
In more than one way, this was a just loss. Not only did the team deserve to lose this one individual game—anemic offense, insufficient starting pitching...
Player of the Game
Carlos Santana just beat out David Huff for his 15th of the season. The Indians only scored two runs and Santana was part of both of them, scoring the first when he singled and scored on a Casey Kotchman fielder's choice with the bases loaded. He knocked in the other run with a sacrifice fly after Ezequiel Carrera singled and got himself to third. His final...
Player of the Game
Tonight's Player of the Game was removed for a pinch hitter late in the game, because that's what should always happen. Matt LaPorta hit an RBI double, giving him a score of 1.68 for the game. It was his first RBI of the season and his first Player of the Game, mostly due to being absolutely terrible during the short time he has been with the Tribe this...
Player of the Game
In his first game back from the DL, Lonnie Chisenhall had a walk and a home run and won the Player of the Game. He was the only player who did anything worth mentioning at all and finished the game with a score of 3.18.
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“With soon-to-be-ex-Indians’ closer Chris Perez dominating the (Indians) news this week, I find it unusual that a couple of months ago he was laying into the fans for...