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"It's always a gamble, of course, but I'd like to see the Tribe lock Astro up for five more years. Dude is coming into his own as a thumper." - sonnynono

Anticipating the Announcement on Carmona and Sizemore’s Options

By Monday, we’ll know what the Indians have decided about both the Grady Sizemore  ($9 million) and Fausto Carmona ($7 million) options for 2012.  That’s because the Indians have three days after the end of the World Series to make these decisions, and if Game 7 is necessary, it will take place Friday. I’ve written about both these options several times (I’ve written about...

In An Ideal World Sizemore’s Option Wouldn’t Be a Question

First of all, please don’t accuse me of bashing the Dolan family.  That isn’t what this post is about.  They deserve some of the blame for their spending habits, but ultimately they are playing in an environment that has all sorts of factors working outside of their control as well.  Over poker last night I was talking to my friends about what this team would be like if Dick...

Sporting News names Asdrubal Cabrera to AL All-Star team at shortstop

Asdrubal Cabrera is the first Indians shortstop to be named a Sporting News All-Star since Lou Boudreau in 1948.

Jim Thome: Slugger Gets Closure in Cleveland

Twenty years ago this very month, Jim Thome took a ninth-inning, two-out, one-ball pitch to deep right field, sending the ball crashing into the sea of empty blue plastic chairs that littered the upper deck at the old Yankee Stadium, merely fading into the night along with the hopes of the men in pinstripes.  New York reliever Steve Farr allowed the two-run shot to the rookie...

Inbox: Will Ubaldo, LaPorta reach expectations?

Will Ubaldo Jimenez and Matt LaPorta, who both came to the Indians with high expectations, ever be worth the price the club paid? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian looks inside his Inbox to answer fans' questions.

Sizemore's future with Tribe examined: Terry Pluto

Pretend that Grady Sizemore never spent his career with the Indians, that his career had been spent with the Kansas City Royals. CHUCK CROW/PLAIN DEALERGrady Sizemore has struggled to stay healthy in the past several years for the Indians....

Cleveland Indians A.M. Links: Manny Acta understands Game 5 debacle; decision time when it comes to Grady Sizemore

Manny Acta knows Tony La Russa's pain.

Asdrubal, Masterson nominated for GIBBYs

No matter how much power Asdrubal Cabrera adds to his game, he will likely be regarded first for his defensive prowess and his ability to constantly tap into his bottomless tank of energy. In recognition of those attributes, Cabrera was nominated for a pair of Major League Baseball's GIBBY Awards.

Stay In The Ass-Cab

Member when the Beastie Boys first came on the scene with (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)?  Sounded like a one hit wonder at the time.  Even the goofy video seemed like a band that will come and go before Adam Curry’s hair fell.  Yeah, they ended up exceeding expectations almost immediately.  2012 was Paul Revere, Brass Monkey, She’s Crafty, Girls and even their...

Exciting six up for GIBBY's Wow Factor honors

Shane Victorino, Jose Reyes, Starlin Castro, Robinson Cano, Mike Stanton and Asdrubal Cabrera, who all have the talent to bring fans to the edge of their seats, are nominated for GIBBY Wow Factor honors.
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