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It is easy to complain about your favorite team’s plan as a fan. You can suggest that the New York Mets need to operate at a higher payroll. The same could be said if you are a fan of the San Diego Padres or Houston Astros. You can also suggest that the teams don’t add payroll; simply stay where they are at and let “prospects” (and I put quotations around prospects because fans think they fall out of the sky) develop. The bottom line is fans are entitled to their own view when it comes to what they think their favorite team’s philosophy should be. ——————————————————————————– Players, on the other hand, are either told by their teams to say the right things, while in other cases players choose to bite their tongue with frustration about their team’s philosophy. There are common sense reasons a player may not want to criticize the organization they work for. Few would want to cause that kind of tension and it never unifies a team. But, I

Indians closer rips ownership, GM

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez blasted the team's ownership and general manager for what he perceives as their unwillingness to do everything possible to win.

Chris Perez rips Indians ownership and front office, says Tigers want to win

Chris Perez is not afraid to speak his mind. Since the start of the season, the Indians closer has emerged as one of the most outspoken players in all of baseball. When you take an outspoken person and combine him with a 5-24 record in the month of August, you’re asking for trouble. Whether the Indians front office has been asking for it or not, Perez decided to give it to them...

Indians Closer Chris Perez Rips Cleveland Ownership, Front Office

'Tis the season for Major League Baseball meltdowns. While Bobby Valentine was threatening to punch Glenn Ordway in the face on Wednesday afternoon, Indians closer Chris Perez had some pretty interesting things to say, too. While Valentine was criticizing the media and the like, it was Perez who went after his bosses. Bold move, no doubt, especially when you consider, you know...

Chris Perez Compares Indians’ and Tigers’ Ownership, Blasts Decision-Making

In an interview with FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, Cleveland Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez was asked to discuss the difference between his team and the Detroit Tigers. He obliged, and rather handsomely. “Different owners,” said Perez.  “It comes down to that. They (the Tigers) are spending money. He (Ilitch) wants to win. Even when the economy was down (in Detroit), he...

Box Score: Indians 1, Tigers 7

  Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Detroit - M. Cabrera homered to deep right, A. Jackson scored Top 4th: Cleveland - M. Brantley singled to right center, J. Kipnis scored, C. Santana to second Bot 8th: Detroit - A. Dirks tripled to right, A. Jackson scored - M. Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to right, A. Dirks scored - P. Fielder homered to deep left - J. Peralta...

What’s the Deal With Ubaldo?

Ubaldo Jimenez was once a terrific young starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. He had tremendous raw talent and pitching acumen to boot. If harnessed, he figured to miss bats, keep the ball on the ground and limit walks while remaining on the effectively wild side. He could dial it up to 96 mph — average fastball velocity of 95.8 mph in 2007 — and threw a top-notch, looping...

9/4 Game Recap: Indians 3 - Tigers 2

Player of the Game Justin Masterson showed why he's the ace yet again, winning tonight's Player of the Game, his team leading 14th on the year. Masterson earned 3.98 points from 6 innings pitched, only allowing two runs and four hits while recording the win. Chris Perez and Vinnie Pestano each had scores over one as well as they continue to match each other with 34 saves...

Indians outlast Tigers once again

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Masterson pitched six solid innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory over the playoff-chasing Tigers. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for Detroit, but the Tigers missed another opportunity against a struggling team. Masterson (11-12) allowed two runs and four hits. He walked one and struck out...

Detroit Tigers Ride Explosive Eighth Inning to Pull Away From Cleveland Indians, Halt Losing Streak

After two straight losses to the Cleveland Indians left plenty scratching their heads, the streaky Detroit Tigers finally put together enough offense late to get the job done. Doug Fister was strong, Miguel Cabrera contributed three RBI’s and the Tigers … Continue reading →

Indians-Twins Preview

Outspoken Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez criticized team management this week for not spending the money needed to make the club a contender. The Minnesota Twins signed one of the players that Perez wishes was in an Indians uniform, but not even the addition of slugger Josh Willingham in the offseason has kept the Twins out of the AL basement. Willingham could return to the...
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