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There is a lot of excitement in Cleveland about the upcoming baseball season, particularly since the club landed players like Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn.
Still, fans remain cautiously optimistic about their team’s chances this coming season. In Cleveland, cautious optimism is typically the feeling that precedes crushing defeat. This year, Cleveland fans hope that changes.
Fortunately, Tribe fans have something else to be happy about for the upcoming season at Progressive Field; something that has nothing to do winning.... Read more
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The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with shortstop Dorssys Paulino. Paulino is kind of the anti-Lindor as Francisco Lindor is a gifted fielder that has the potential to be a solid offensive contributor whereas Paulino is a gifted hitter that has the tools to be a solid defensive player. Tony goes into great detail why he is such a special hitter and...
Vinnie Pestano will be joining his Tribe teammates in Goodyear, AZ a little earlier than he and Team USA had hoped. The US was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic at the hands of a 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico on Friday night.
With one on and two out, trailing 1-0 in the 6th, Pestano took the mound for Team USA replacing starter Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. Pestano gave up a single...
The Indians minor league teams were in action on Saturday against the Brewers, and Tony provides a recap of how everyone did in each game. T.J. House and Toru Murata were crisp in their outings for Columbus, Michael Goodnight struggled for Akron, Leonardo Castillo was perfect on the day for Carolina, Nelson Rodriguez showed the power (again) for Lake County, and tons more.
Easily outperforming Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Daisuke Matsuzaka, Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Indians reclamation project Scott Kazmir will likely be named the team’s fifth starter. The 29-year-old Kazmir, a two-time All-Star selection who signed a minor league contract with Cleveland in December, has fanned 13 batters and is yet to allow...
Right-hander Brett Myers pitched four uneven innings, and the Cleveland Indians fell 4-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday.
Across four innings, Myers allowed seven hits and four earned runs, and he also walked three while striking out two. The start certainly left a lot to be desired, and Myers now has a 7.11 ERA in 12 2/3 innings this spring...
Last week, I listed the 10 prospects with the most to prove in 2013. While it was not planned at the start, that has begun a miniseries for me that will list prospects with varying characteristics.
Today, we will take a look at the most exciting prospects in the organization. Exciting is a subjective term, but I am defining it as someone who just jumps off the field at you, whether...
Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Indians have quietly put together what could be a pretty formidable lineup. Carlos Santana is back for his third full season as the Indian’s primary backstop, and he brings a career wRC+ of 124 with him. For some perspective, the average major league catcher last season posted a wRC+ of only 95. First base will likely be occupied most often...
Let’s head to Cleveland to che3ck out the local media following the CLEVELAND INDIANS. Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper. It’s online presence is part of Cleveland.com. It’s online sports section does have a page dedicated to the Indians. Beat writer Paul Hoynes (Twitter), has the Tribe covered. Columnists Terry Pluto (Twitter), Bud
Carrera - RF (Carson)Cabrera - SS (Lindor)Kipnis - 2B (Wolters)Chisenhall - 3B (Hernandez)Giambi - DH (Phelps)Raburn - LF (Naquin - CF)Abraham - 1B (Gomes - PH in 9th, did not take field)Santos - C (Jeroloman)Hunter - CF (Moncrief - LF)
McAllister - 3.1 IPLangwell - 1.2 IPBauer - 4 IP
Let's start with the pitching. It's hard not to be somewhat concerned...
Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians recently joined in the “Harlem Shake” craze, so when will Red Sox manager John Farrell get in on the action?
“Don’t blink,” Farrell joked to reporters before Thursday’s game.
Farrell admitted that he has seen Francona’s video — which is actually kind of funny despite how played out the “Harlem Shake” craze has become and...
Honestly, it's getting to the point where I'm running out of ways to describe these Harlem Shake videos and well, they still keep on coming.
The fine folks over at the Cleveland Indians did their own version and if we learn anything from this clip, Terry Fracona can shake that behind:
The minor league spring games kicked off on Friday, and the IBI has the full detail on how every player did in all four games. Columbus was awesome on the mound throwing a one-hit shutout, Jeremy Hermida, Francisco Lindor, Juan Romero and others had big days at the plate, and several players returned from injury.
Asdrubel Cabrera and Jason Giambi each homered to lead Cleveland to a 4-3 win over a Giants split squad on Saturday.
Cabrera, recently returned from the World Baseball Classic, hit his first spring home run off Double-A pitcher Chris Heston. Giambi, a non-roster invitee hit his second home run off Jake Dunning.
The Indians held a 2-1 lead going into the ninth.
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Jason Giambi: elder statesman. “Giambi hopes to make the Indians’ roster as a pinch-hitter and occasional designated hitter, the kind of bench player his old general...
After losing Nick Swisher as a free agent and Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson to preseason injuries, the New York Yankees have started adding again.
The Yankees have reached agreement with outfielder Brennan Boesch on a one-year contract, two sources confirmed to FOXSports.com. The team later confirmed the deal Friday night, which is worth $1.5 million according to Jon Heyman...