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The statistic used to impartially and unemotionally discover the player of each game is useful for more than that. As an all encompassing cumulative statistic, it makes it possible to compare pitchers and hitters to see who is more useful to the team. The Player of the Game score is used extensively by Burning River Baseball when deciding the player power rankings, team awards and just general comparisons. Below is the final numbers accrued by each players that participated in at least ten games this year. The scores have been split into three categories to show how each player contributed through offense, defense and pitching.
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Here are the free agents in the entire Cleveland Indians organization from the major league roster on down through the minors.
Major League Free Agents
Pitchers: Matt Albers (RHP), Rich Hill (LHP), Scott Kazmir (LHP), Joe Smith (RHP)
Position players: Jason Giambi (DH), Kelly Shoppach (CA)
Note: Right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has an $8 million mutual option which...
Sometimes, sports are tough. A perfect example would be Wednesday’s gut-wrenching 4-0 loss by the Cleveland Indians at home in a one-game do-or-die playoff game. As we wind down the team’s incredible run to a 92-70 record, I felt it was appropriate to recap some of the team’s best tweets over the past few days since that loss. Hope you enjoy and that this makes you even more...
Sometimes perspective is everything.
Perspective is what many Cleveland Indians fans are now searching for after Wednesday.
Some seem to have the perspective that the Indians' run to the postseason could be considered a flop. Maybe there is some truth to that.
After all, the Tribe was shutout 4-0 by the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card Game, and some of the numbers...
The playoffs ended for the Cleveland Indians almost as quickly as they began. That is the case with the one-game Wild Card, and Cleveland is now left looking toward the 2014 campaign. Before spring training, Cleveland's front office has a long offseason in front of them, making decisions on who will stay, who will go and who will be brought in. Two players that are preparing...
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
When I posted this column in this space last Sunday the Indians were on the eve of their regular season finale needing a win to clinch a wildcard berth and home field advantage for the game. There was a heightened sense of excitement and belief that the Indians would not only get in the playoffs, but potentially...
Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is...
When a team goes from a 94 loss season to a 92 win season there are going to be a collection of production increases at multiple positions. Today, in brevity I will be looking at the positional production team wide using surface statistics to show the difference from 2012 to 2013.
This is just a launching off point as I will spend much of the offseason in this column looking position...
I was downtown around 5:30. Walking around 4th street, people filled the streets, rocking their red. The civic pride that we Clevelanders hold so dear was on full display. It was like a scene out of Major League when everyone in and around the city was walking past each other, holding up their #1 finger and saying “Go Tribe.” The buzz downtown was something special. We all wanted...
A packed Progressive Field was rocking at the start of last night’s AL Wildcard game between the Rays and Indians, but it was not enough as the Indians fell short 4-0. With the win, the Rays move on to face the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday in Fenway Par. With the loss, the Indians get set to pack their bags and head home for the season.
Before I look a little...
When Nick Swisher signed with Cleveland, everybody thought: "Well, at least he won't crap the bed in October any more; he won't be playing."Well, the Ice Swisherman hath swished again.Last night, in the Selig Wild Card Game, Jolly Old St. Nick went 0-4 with two strikeouts and five runners left on base.That includes this moment, arguably the game's most important...
Last night’s Wild Card playoff was a game this city desperately needed. No, one game is most assuredly not “enough.” No, I’m not satisfied that the Indians peed down their leg with runners on base last night. 1 All the same, last night was a game that this city needed and it was a game that the team needed. As I said yesterday, this city has been doing a lot of bickering...
"Why keep a massive statistical database of every player in Indians history if you're not going to use it?", is what some people might say and I agree. Keeping track of many stats increases the probability of modern players hitting on one of them and such was the case this season. You may have heard during the regular season, milestones such as Danny Salazar struck...
The Cleveland Indians' season ended in a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wild Card game last night. While the season ended sooner than fans would have liked, the Indians exceeded all expectations anyone had for them coming into this season. The future looks bright and there is a sense of optimism around this team for the first time in several seasons....
The Indians were poised to make a long run into the play-offs this year, the only thing standing in their way being the Tampa Bay Rays and starting pitcher Alex Cobb. As we all know now, this block was insurmountable, but what we really want to know is why.
First off, the odds were against them. Winning ten games in a row against anyone is incredibly improbable and winning eleven...