Found September 10, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
Ubaldo Jimenez improves to 4-5 w/ ERA of 1.94 since the All-Star break. I had no idea that Ubaldo Jimenez had been this good… Since the All-Star break #Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez has the 2nd lowest ERA in the American League at 1.94 in 55.2 Innings pitched. Ubaldo Jimenez has a 1.94 ERA and .220 opponents’ batting average over past 9 starts: 55.2 IP, 63 K, 45 H, 22 BB.Jimenez has been one of the best pitchers this year and yet he’s only owned in 34 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Jimenez got off to bad start and allowing 19 runs over his first four games, but it took him nine starts after that to allow 19 runs. In fact, Jimenez hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs since May 22nd (22 starts) which came against the Detroit Tigers. Ubaldo Jimenez since April 29: 11-7, 2.82 ERA, 142 SOs in 137.1 IP. Ace numbers. Indians easily won that trade.

Scouting the Indians 2013 Draft: Part 1

Over the course of the next few weeks Tony will be posting post-draft pieces on all of the players that the Indians drafted and signed from the 2013 Draft. The Indians signed 25 players in total and also signed two undrafted free agents, and he will have a tons of comments on each and every player from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant as well as other insights from what...

Second Thoughts Game #144: Royals 6, Indians 3

Not so E-Z-Mac As good as the starting pitching has been in the second half, Zach McAllister has not been able to join the party as much as he or the Indians would like. In 10 starts since returning from the disabled list, the right-hander has gone 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. Unfortunately, Tuesday was more of the same story as McAllister allowed four runs in five innings. He...

IBI Inbox: Salazar could be frontrunner for Rookie of Year in '14

It is time for another IBI Inbox to talk about some of the questions from the minors to the big leagues that Indians fans have asked of late. The Indians are set to begin a key three game series tonight with the visiting Royals and will actually play them six times in their next ten games. These next few days will be big in helping iron out the wildcard chase as while the Indians...

Jason Giambi, 42, says he'd love to play for Indians in 2014

Jason Giambi who collected the 2000th hit of his career Sunday says he'd like to stick around and get a few more in 2014. "I would love to play next year" said Giambi 42. "Hopefully it will be here. I love it here. I love the direction the team is going and the things we've got going here." Giambi is hitting .186 (32-for-172) with eight doubles eight...

Yan Gomes and Cleveland’s Luck

Not everything has gone right for Cleveland this year, but Yan Gomes, who now looks like a potential starting catcher, has worked out and has been a big part of their run to playoff relevance this season.

The Cleveland Indians will go to the playoffs. Believe it.

An article by Seth Pae, a hopelessly optimistic die hard Cleveland sports fan Six months ago when the season started, many "experts " predicted that the Cleveland Indians would finish no higher than third place in the division if they were lucky. They had no shot a wildcard. Not with Oakland, Texas, Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and the big bad New York Yankees all...

Explaining Ubaldo

Ubaldo Jimenez has been one of the more perplexing starters in baseball over the years. Coming over in a July trade deadline deal in 2011, the Indians received a starter with declining velocity on his fastball but under fiscal control for several more seasons. The high risk trade gave the Indians a potential ace who's contract was small market friendly. The goal was for him to...

Preview: Royals turn to Guthrie in Cleveland

After gaining ground in the playoff hunt, the Cleveland Indians are looking for more. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, are hoping to avoid falling even farther behind. The Indians go for a seventh straight home win over the Royals when these playoff hopefuls continue a three-game set Tuesday night. Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana all homered and Cleveland (77...

Series Preview: Royals at Indians 9/9-11

While the Indians were able to win their series against the lowly Mets, they were unable to maintain the one game distance between them and the Wild Card leading Rays when they lost the final game. A sweep was well within reach, but things slipped away in the final inning Sunday afternoon. The Indians will stay in Cleveland for one more series as they move on to face the Kansas...

Where are you, Indians fans? Your team's in the playoff race

Cleveland just doesn't seem to believe in their Indians this year. Is there any other conclusion to draw after Progressive Field drew just 9,794 fans on Monday for the game between the Tribe and the Royals? In recent seasons, a September series between Cleveland and Kansas City might not have much sizzle to it. But this matchup is arguably between two playoff contenders. ...

Royals-Indians Preview

Wild card fever is beginning to descend upon Cleveland. Two of the contenders for the AL's second wild-card spot meet Monday night as the Cleveland Indians open a critical three-game series with the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City (75-68) moved within 1 1/2 games of Cleveland and 3 1/2 behind Tampa Bay for the final postseason position with a 5-2 victory over Detroit Sunday...

Tribe Happenings: Indians are winning, but lack connection

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… A serious disconnect The Cleveland Browns kickoff their season today. I’m a huge Browns fan and will certainly be watching their game (I have season tickets), but you better believe that I will be paying just as much attention to the happenings down the street at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario. These are the days where...
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