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I’m frustrated. Really frustrated. Quite possibly the most frustrated I’ve ever been with the Indians. That’s saying a lot considering how many disappointing years Indians fans have had to deal with, especially in the last five years.
In 2008, the Indians looked like legitimate World Series contenders coming off of a 2007 season where they were only one game away from the World Series. But that team fell flat on its face and C.C. Sabathia was traded in July. Then, the Indians still had high expectations in 2009 due to the emergence of Cliff Lee and Shin-Soo Choo, but that team also fizzled and Lee and Victor Martinez were also traded off, which signified a complete attempt to “rebuild.” The second half of 2009 and all of 2010 were rough to watch, but we were sold on the idea that the Indians had amassed a lot of young talent that would be ready to contend in 2012 and 2013. Outside of a first fluky 45 games in 2011, that team was average at best. Which fi...
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Following the likes of Johnny Damon and Derek Lowe, veteran infielder — and one-time clean-up hitter — Jose Lopez has been designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
Lopez was hitting .249 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 28 runs batted in during 66 games with the Indians. He was designated for assignment earlier in the season, but cleared waivers and was later assigned...
The Cleveland Indians continued the teams losing streak. The Tribe has now lost their 8th game in a row. The Indians have fallen to 50-57, 7-1/2 games behind the first place team with no ending of their losing streak in sight. The Indians have been terrible since the All-Star break, the teams pitching and hitting has been terrible. Ubaldo Jimenez tried to end the losing streak in...
It’s that time of year again when the Cleveland Indians completely fall apart and this fan wonders WHAT IF? Cleveland-area comedian and ultimate sports fan Mike Polk Jr. mocks the Indians WHAT IF marketing campaign by asking some very relevant questions. To sum up Mike’s thoughts, what if everything about the Indians didn’t suck? Make [...]
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti expressed support for manager Manny Acta and his coaching staff following the least successful trip in the franchise's 112-year history.
Cleveland went 0-9 at Minnesota, Kansas City and Detroit, ending the trip with a 10-8 loss to the Tigers on Sunday when All-Star closer Chris Perez gave up five runs with two outs in the 10th inning....
Through most of their roller coaster season, the Cleveland Indians have been able to count on two areas of the team to perform consistently: the defense and the back of the bullpen. Both areas collapsed Tuesday night, and Cleveland lost its 11th game in a row. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, second baseman Jason Kipnis and first baseman Casey Kotchman all made errors in the last three...
Infielder Jose Lopez was designated for assignment by the Indians after batting .249 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 66 games this season. Right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann was recalled from Class AAA Columbus, where he had a 2-2 record with seven saves in nine chances and a 4.28 ERA in 39 appearances. Herrmann had allowed 23 earned runs in 48 1/3 innings pitched.
By now most people know Indians Closer Chris Perez didn’t have his best outing in Detroit yesterday. Perez came into the Indians game when the Tribe had a 3 run lead over the Tigers in the tenth inning. Perez needed to earn his 30th save to get the Indians off of a 8 game losing streak. It didn’t happen the way Tribe fans would have liked. Perez gave up 5 runs to the Tigers in...
Miguel Cabrera stepped up to the plate to face Indians Closer Chris Perez in the 10th inning of a game the Tigers were trailing in by one run. The Tigers were looking to hand the Indians their 9th loss in a row and Perez was looking to end the 8 game losing streak. The Detroit Tigers would battle the Indians all game long, each time the Indians would score the Tigers were able to...
Austin Jackson continued his amazing season Sunday afternoon compiling four hits in a 10-8 extra innings win over the Cleveland Indians.
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Jackson finished the day going 4 for 6 with three runs scored and one RBI raising his average to an impressive .322 on the season. Not only that Jackson has 19 doubles and 7 triples on the season and an OBP of .409...
Roster Update: The Indians added Frank Herrmann to their overworked bullpen. To make room for him, they designated Jose Lopez for assignment.
Player of the Game
Shelley Duncan did not have any errors as tongiht's DH, so he is today's Player of the Game. Not only was Duncan error-less, but he also hit a 2 run home run in the second inning, giving him a score of 4.40...
The Monday Takeaway
The Indians must have been relieved when they sent the Twins down in order, then loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the first inning, after returning home from a brutal, 0-9 road trip. Cleveland had fallen to 50-58 on the season, a likely insurmountable 9 ½ games behind the first-place White Sox, but at least the pain of Sunday afternoon’s...
The losing streak has reached nine, though this one had some serious style points.
The Indians against all odds prevented a leadoff triple from ending the game in the bottom of the ninth by intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to load the bases following a strikeout of Omar Infante by Josh Tomlin. A 3-2-3 double play sent the game into extras, where Travis Hafner...
Domonic Brown was the untouchable. The Phillies would not trade him. Not for Cliff Lee. Not for Roy Halladay. He debuted to a standing ovation in 2010 as the Phillies entered an offensive funk down the stretch. But soon the magic died.
Brown hit just .210 in his late season call-up in 2010, and Spring Training 2011 before there ever was a Hunter Pence Brown broke his...
I hate deadbeat owners. No, I don’t hate owners who always finish towards the bottom of the standings because they don’t have the time or knowledge to compete. If you give your best efforts, you’re okay with me and should be okay with anyone. No, the kind of owners I hate are the ones who leave injured players in active spots, or often leave starting pitchers...