Found October 03, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Chicago White Sox
The Indians had just two games left entering last night’s tilt. You know how on those day games before a team hits the road for a long trip, they usually swing the bats as if they can’t wait to get out of town? Well both the Indians and the White Sox spent last night playing like it was one of those times. “Getaway Day At-bats” littered this game.
The Sox starter Jake Peavy dominated an Indians lineup that looked like they didn’t want any part of playing in this one. Other than Shin-Soo Choo’s solo homer in the fourth and a Jason Kipnis seventh inning walk, Peavy was perfect. The former NL Cy Young winner knifed through the Tribe with ease. On the other side was Justin Masterson, who was making the last start of his worst season as a pro. He avoided his 16th loss by matching Peavy pitch for pitch. He went six, giving up just one run on four hits. The outing saved him from an ERA above five. In fact, the game was tied at one heading into the ninth inning.
And here is where we get to...
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Closer Chris Perez wants the Indians' next manager to match his passion and intensity.
Perez said Tuesday that while he personally likes Manny Acta, he disagreed with the fired manager's laid-back approach.
The right-hander thinks both leading candidates for the permanent job, interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr., and former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona would be a...
In Paul Hoynes’ PD notebook last night, he shared what might be the most outrageous story in the Indians manager vacancy news cycle:
One more candidate: Former Tribe slugger Albert Belle said he threw his hat into the ring with an email to President Mark Shapiro asking for an managerial interview.
“I’m just like Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny were last year,” said Belle...
CLEVELAND -- Looking for something dramatic from the Cleveland Indians this offseason as they try to rebound from a 68-win season?
General Manager Chris Antonetti said it's already started.
"In my view we've made a significant change," Antonetti said Thursday at the post-mortem to 2012. "We're changing one of the leadership positions within the organization...
I had an opportunity to watch a few games of the double-A Eastern League playoff series between the Akron Aeros (Indians) and Trenton Thunder (Yankees). The series featured some interesting Grade B and C prospects who could possibly see time in the major leagues in the not-too-distant future.The notes below come from a small-sample size observation so they should be taken with a...
The Cleveland Indians have had an Interim Manager since last Thursday, the team has shown signs of life again. If Mark Shapiro was smart he would just hire Sandy Alomar Jr. as the Indians full time manager. Alomar was put in charge of the team with just 6 games left on the schedule. He has taken the team to extra innings 2 times and last night they beat the White Sox in extra innings...
Francisco Lindor is the Cleveland Indians’ shortstop of the future and the top prospect in the system. At the age of 18, he also likely several years away from the big leagues. Drafted eighth overall in 2011, the switch-hitting native of Puerto Rico spent the season with low-A Lake County where he hit .257/.352/.355. An outstanding defensive infielder, he is rated by Baseball America...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sandy Alomar Jr. dropped the interim manager's tag and simply became a candidate.
Alomar, who guided Cleveland in its final six games after Manny Acta was fired, interviewed Thursday to become the Indians' next full-time manager. Alomar spent most of the day meeting with owner Paul Dolan, general manager Chris Antonetti and other front office members at...
The Indians (68-94) season has come to a woeful, merciless end. In a game as fitting as possible for this entire season, the White Sox (85-77) poured on 16 hits, led by three homers from backup first baseman Dan Johnson (his first HRs of the season), in a complete thrashing of the Tribe.
The next time you see Cleveland baseball, there likely will be plenty of changes to the lineup...
Player of the Game
How fitting that a middle reliever wins the Player of the Game in the final game of the year. Tony Sipp took his third award of the season after pitching an inning and a third as well as anyone could. Sipp struck out three and stranded two runners when he first came into the game for a score of 2.06. Final Player of the Game standings for the year will be announced...
I’ve had the pleasure 1 of recapping several of Corey Kluber’s starts this season. For nearly six innings tonight, it was his best start of the season by far as he held the potent White Sox offense in check. But, those pesky pale hosers broke through with two outs in the sixth and struck for four runs. The Tribe had no answer for that, mustering just two hits of their own, as...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dan Johnson hit his first three homers of the season and Chicago added two more in the game as the White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Wednesday night.
Gavin Floyd (12-11) gave up three hits over seven innings. He struck out six, one short of getting 145 strikeouts for the fifth straight season despite being on the disabled list twice this year.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive -- for the moment -- with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo...
Game 162. Regarding our beloved Cleveland Indians, it seems like this last two months has taken two full years, hasn’t it? I can’t remember a season that I wanted to end more than this one. Its crazy to think that I feel that way, considering as of July 26th, the Indians were right there in the race for the AL Central crown.
On the same day the Indians were finishing out the...
Things did not go the way the Indians would have liked in 2012 to say the least. The same core of talented players that has been together since the Indians were the best team in the AL in 2007 was finally healthy all at the same time and looked poised to take a run at another Central Division title. Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore, Rafael Perez, Fausto Carmona, Shin-Soo Choo and...