Found July 02, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
A few days ago, Grantland's Andrew Sharp put out a wonderful article that recapped this year's NBA Draft, which was perhaps one of the most ridiculous drafts in the history of any sport.He chronicled the event using a 1-10 scale, in an "ascending curve of crazy." I loved the concept, and in the spirit of the Indians' wild ride of a season thus far, I thought I would apply it to such on this off-day edition of Second Thoughts (except 1-8 instead).And so, we start with more "predictable" aspects of the first half of the season, getting less and less sensible along the way.1. I'm going to start this out on a highly negative note. Brett Myers being an awful signing? Too easy. Sure, injuries are completely unpredictable, but lest we forget just how abysmal he was in those three starts and one extended relief appearance. 29 hits (10 home runs) and 19 runs in 21.1 innings. Wins above replacement is a counting stat, and he still ranks as one of the least ...

MLB News: Jason Kipnis named American League Player of the Month for June

Jason Kipnis has been on fire for about six weeks. After being awarded his second player of the week honor on Monday, Major League Baseball announced the Tribe second baseman had indeed been the top performer for the entire month- “Kipnis, who claimed two A.L. Player of the Week awards during the month, batted .419 (39-for-93) with 12 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 25 RBI...

MLB News: Jason Kipnis named AL player of the week

Major League Baseball announced today that Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis was the player of the week for the period ending June 30th- “This marks Jason’s second career weekly honor and his second in the month of June after sharing the award with teammate Corey Kluber for the week ending June 17th. Tribe teammates Ryan Raburn and Justin Masterson have also been tabbed...

Indians 2B Kipnis voted AL Player of the Month

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been voted the American League Player of the Month for June. Kipnis, who claimed two A.L. Player of the Week awards during the month, batted .419 (39-for-93) with 12 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 25 RBI, 17 runs scored and 30 walks in 27 games to earn his first career monthly honor. He is the first member of the Tribe to claim...

Indians shut down Brett Myers following setback

It's been a long road back for right-hander Brett Myers, and it looks like it's going to be get even longer. The Cleveland Indians have shut down Myers after he experienced pain in his throwing elbow, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer. For his part, manager Terry Francona hopes the setback is "just a bump in the road." “When we get back home... Player of the Week: Jason Kipnis

Jason Kipnis helped his Indians to a big week,vaulting them to the top of the AL Central and keeping alive one of the longest hitting streaks in the American League this season.

10 Amazing MLB Stats for the Week of June 24-30

Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis goes off, no one steals on the Dodgers and Cardinals, Chris Davis is still crushing it and Brandon Phillips loves the...

Kipnis among best second basemen

Take a guess: Which player has the highest OPS of any second baseman in the American League? Not Robinson Cano. Not Dustin Pedroia. Not Howie Kendrick or Ian Kinsler. Nope, the leader is Jason Kipnis of the Indians -- the surprising Indians, who on Sunday tied the Tigers for first place in the AL Central. Kipnis, 26, stands almost no chance of overtaking Cano in the All-Star fan...

Indians fall to Royals 6-5 on wild night at K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jason Kipnis rounded the bases at full speed and scored easily for an inside-the-park homer. He then returned to the dugout and waited for Alex Gordon to move. The second baseman had just given the Cleveland Indians a lead in the sixth inning, but his entire team was left waiting to see what would happen with Gordon, who hit the wall hard and remained on...

Preview: Royals welcome division-leading Indians to Kauffman

The Cleveland Indians open their July schedule someplace they haven't been in nearly six weeks - alone atop the AL Central. The surging Indians look to extend their winning streak to five games in Tuesday night's series opener against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. After opening June 1-8, Cleveland (44-38) closed the month with 14 wins in 19 games to pull within...

Indians extend streak to 5, lead AL Central

The Cleveland Indians took the opener of their three-game series against Kansas City on Tuesday night with a 6-5 win over the hometown Royals, extending their current win streak to five games in the process. Now 45-38, Cleveland stands alone atop the American League Central with a slim, 

Royals' Alex Gordon has possible concussion and hip contusion

Turned around by a Jason Kipnis fly to deep left, Alex Gordon hit his head on the fence at Kauffman Stadium and left Wednesday’s Indians-Royals game with a possible concussion and hip contusion. #Royals LF Alex Gordon diagnosed with a possible concussion and a hip bruise. — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) July 4, 2013 Gordon’s head snapped back as he hit the wall, which...

Goldschmidt, Kipnis deserving of high praise

July 1, 2013 Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay was a mentor to Paul Goldschmidt during their time together in Arizona, and Overbay still marvels at the advanced approach that Goldschmidt displayed even as a rookie in 2011. Specifically, Overbay recalls a sequence from Aug. 25, 2011, when Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer off Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning...

Notes from the Wigwam: Indians move into first-place tie

Are you still trying to catch your breath after this past week's Cleveland Indians games? That's probably especially true if you took any time to watch the Tribe's four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. The games were fast and furious, but the end result was the Indians completing a four-game sweep and ultimately reclaiming the top spot in the American League...

Indians 6, Royals 5: Heart Attack Tribe Notches Fifth Straight

Fresh from a day of rest after a hard-fought, four-game sweep of the White Sox in Chicago, the first place Cleveland Indians took the field in Kansas City in search of a strong finish to their 11-game road trip. They had two things in mind: put some separation between themselves and the third place Royals and maintain their division lead before the big weekend series with the Detroit...

Tribe Weekend Recap: Chicago sweep puts Wahoos tied atop the central

I feel like every Monday morning, I open with the same theme: The Indians are streaking. I dubbed them “Team Streak” about a month ago and nothing they do is making me change that moniker any time soon. Lets review: From April 28th to to May 20th, the Tribe won 19 of 23 and played like one of the best team’s in baseball. From May 21st to June 10th, they lost 16 of 20 and couldn’t...
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