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Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated.
After and underrated off-season as a big mover and shaker, the Cleveland Indians were a surprise entrant to the post-season picture. Having earned a Wild Card berth, the Tribe has now established themselves as a playoff contender, but the question now is what will they have to do to take the club to the next level and be taken seriously as a World Series favorite.
Preseason Prediction: New manager Terry Francona and the lively personality of Nick Swisher should at least inject a new injury into the Cleveland clubhouse which will be a big boost to a ...
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Here are the free agents in the entire Cleveland Indians organization from the major league roster on down through the minors.
Major League Free Agents
Pitchers: Matt Albers (RHP), Rich Hill (LHP), Scott Kazmir (LHP), Joe Smith (RHP)
Position players: Jason Giambi (DH), Kelly Shoppach (CA)
Note: Right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has an $8 million mutual option which...
I don’t know about you, but I was expecting Indians manager Terry Francona to pull out all the stops in the wild card game. He watched helplessly as his Indian failed to move base runners across the plate. If the Indians could have scored some runs any runs in the game, it could have changed the out-come. What was Francona thinking? This was a do or die situation and he let the...
Sometimes, sports are tough. A perfect example would be Wednesday’s gut-wrenching 4-0 loss by the Cleveland Indians at home in a one-game do-or-die playoff game. As we wind down the team’s incredible run to a 92-70 record, I felt it was appropriate to recap some of the team’s best tweets over the past few days since that loss. Hope you enjoy and that this makes you even more...
Sometimes perspective is everything.
Perspective is what many Cleveland Indians fans are now searching for after Wednesday.
Some seem to have the perspective that the Indians' run to the postseason could be considered a flop. Maybe there is some truth to that.
After all, the Tribe was shutout 4-0 by the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card Game, and some of the numbers...
The playoffs ended for the Cleveland Indians almost as quickly as they began. That is the case with the one-game Wild Card, and Cleveland is now left looking toward the 2014 campaign. Before spring training, Cleveland's front office has a long offseason in front of them, making decisions on who will stay, who will go and who will be brought in. Two players that are preparing...
If you know baseball, than you knew coming into the 2013 MLB season the Indians starting rotation had a lot of question marks. The Tribe had one of the best starting rotations in all of baseball this season. Especially in the second half of the season when the game really counted. How did the Indians take some guys that were questionable coming into the season and turn them into...
Cleveland fans turned out to cheer their Indians at Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, but not every show of support was a good look.
The controversy over Native American teams and mascots was back in the spotlight when the TV cameras found these guys.
Stay classy #Indians fans! (h/t @corkgaines ) pic.twitter.com/9QHYcUGFBR
-- MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) October 3, 2013
When a team goes from a 94 loss season to a 92 win season there are going to be a collection of production increases at multiple positions. Today, in brevity I will be looking at the positional production team wide using surface statistics to show the difference from 2012 to 2013.
This is just a launching off point as I will spend much of the offseason in this column looking position...
I was downtown around 5:30. Walking around 4th street, people filled the streets, rocking their red. The civic pride that we Clevelanders hold so dear was on full display. It was like a scene out of Major League when everyone in and around the city was walking past each other, holding up their #1 finger and saying “Go Tribe.” The buzz downtown was something special. We all wanted...
A packed Progressive Field was rocking at the start of last night’s AL Wildcard game between the Rays and Indians, but it was not enough as the Indians fell short 4-0. With the win, the Rays move on to face the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday in Fenway Par. With the loss, the Indians get set to pack their bags and head home for the season.
Before I look a little...
An unexpected season loaded with highs, lows and drama ended abruptly. The magic fizzled for the Cleveland Indians only one game into October.
Wasting scoring opportunities against Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb, the Indians disappointed a sellout crowd that did everything it could to carry them Wednesday night with a 4-0 loss to the Rays in the AL wild-card game.
A team that went...
Last night’s Wild Card playoff was a game this city desperately needed. No, one game is most assuredly not “enough.” No, I’m not satisfied that the Indians peed down their leg with runners on base last night. 1 All the same, last night was a game that this city needed and it was a game that the team needed. As I said yesterday, this city has been doing a lot of bickering...
A Cleveland Indians fan threw a partially-filled cup at Tampa Bay Rays left fielder David DeJesus in an inappropriate attempt to vent some frustration during Wednesday night's American League Wild Card playoff game at Progressive Field.
It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning with one out and the Rays holding a 3-0 lead. Indians batter Michael Brantley hit the...
"Why keep a massive statistical database of every player in Indians history if you're not going to use it?", is what some people might say and I agree. Keeping track of many stats increases the probability of modern players hitting on one of them and such was the case this season. You may have heard during the regular season, milestones such as Danny Salazar struck...
A loser Indians fan hurled a plastic cup at Rays outfielder David Dejesus last night as Nick Swisher was realizing he was in a postseason game yet again. Ty Duffy points out, " The liquid is brownish. The spill pattern suggests it was not filled with beer."
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