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Larry Dolan and the Indians need to restorefaith in a fan base that does not trust them.(Photo: AP)The clash between the Cleveland Indians and their fans appears to be at an all-time high these days.As fans continue to grow more and more impatient as each day passes this offseason with no significant acquisition being made the anger continues to rise. We have already blown past the boiling over stage as we are reaching critical levels for a full nuclear meltdown.It is no secret that there is a huge disconnect between Indians owner Larry Dolan and the fans. He is viewed by many fans as “cheap” and a “liar” and a lot of people simply refuse to get over his decisions to tear down the team not once, but twice during his tenure as owner. This town holds grudges and is not about handing out forgiveness so freely. Larry Dolan made his own bed, and once you make it in this town the way he has, it pretty much stays that way forever.Beyond the fans’ contempt for Dolan, their frustration lev...
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The Indians off-season has been fairly compelling so far. I say that knowing full-well that there is some anger out there in the Tribeville regarding the front office’s decisions to date. For reasons I’ve discussed before, re-signing Grady for one year seems to me to be an efficient use of $5 million. Derek Lowe comes almost free. The additions of Aaron Cunningham, Jose...
The Cleveland Indians tried to hold on and win the winnable AL Central, but even after making a mid-season trade for Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Verlander and the Tigers rolled their division foes on their way to an ALCS exit. One of the more important things the Indians may have done, however, was introduce two top prospects in Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall. Kipnis had an excellent...
Fausto CarmonaAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday...
Photo: IPIThis is a key offseason for Cleveland Indians left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone.Hagadone is a prime candidate to make the 2012 opening day bullpen in Cleveland, and if you project it out right now he is probably in it. With that in mind he has a lot to work on this offseason to ensure that he comes into spring training in mid-February ready to roll and win a spot in the...
The Indians, lacking in righty hitting, signed Lopez, 28, to a minor league contract last week. He's just two years removed from being a strong run-producer. Links to more Indians stories.
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“Apparently, there is a line of thinking that what’s out there now is really no better than the Indians’ internal options and namely that Shelley Duncan could play...
I’m not from Cleveland, have never been there. I’ve flown over it, and have driven around it. I did have a hemorrhoid once though.
The writer Scott Raab was on a local morning sports radio show this morning—look up The Score 670′s website, click on shows and podcasts, look for Mully and Hanley (I’m tired of trying to link the podcast) — and it was a great listen. I am...
The Cleveland Indians have signed infielder Andy LaRoche to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.The 28-year-old journeyman racked up 93 at-bats with the Oakland Athletics last season, hitting .247 with zero home runs and five RBIs.The Indians will be his fourth team during a six-year major-league career.His best season came in 2009, when he hit .258 with...
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The Cleveland Indians have signed infielder Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract, with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training.
Andy LaRoche, son of former Indians pitcher, gets spring-training invitation.