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When the Indians placed Brett Myers on the 60-day DL this week, they also effectively moved the veteran from the “reclamation” pile to the junk pile-- $7 million in dough down the drain for all intents and purposes. Barring a shocking comeback, Myers is this year’s Derek Lowe.
And so, for those with a perpetual ax to grind, it’s another fine occasion to either (a) bemoan all the superior pitching acquisitions not made during the offseason, or (b) start listing all the veteran arms Cleveland will be too cheap to pursue come the trading deadline.
These two avenues of thought admittedly have a long proud tradition around these parts. But even in the midst of a very rough stretch for the Tribe, I’m going to go out on a limb and try some reverse psychology by keeping things relatively positive. To accomplish this, all I have to do is retell the inspiring origin stories—Clark Kent style-- of two current, legitimately productive members of the Indians starting rotation.
As it happens, thes...
BEST OF MAXIM
Another Cleveland Indians draft has come and gone.
With that it means over the course of the next month the Indians will sign and bring in about two dozen of the 39 players they selected in the draft. With so much new talent in the system it brings new hope that the Indians past draft misfortunes are finally over and that this is the year they got it right, and they get a few impact...
After a very promising spring training, countless experts and fans alike anticipated a breakout season from Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall, who was entering his third season with the Tribe, earned the starting spot at the hot corner after dominating opposing pitchers in spring training. After two injury-riddled and inconsistent seasons, it seemed that...
The Cleveland Indians may be thrilled to return home.
Justin Masterson may be the most relieved.
Coming off a lackluster road trip, the Indians hope Masterson can continue his home dominance in Friday night's series opener with the Washington Nationals.
Cleveland (32-33) opened a nine-game road trip by losing seven in a row before finding some solace in winning the last two,...
CLEVELAND -- Streaks happen.And the Indians have a small one going after they won a game for the sixth time this season on their last at-bat in Progressive Field.The team that won 18-of-22 and then lost 16-of-20 has won three in a row after beating Washington 2-1 with a bottom-of-the-ninth rally. But three good games does not mean the Indians are shrugging off what happened prior...
Basking in the Indians third consecutive win, a quick rebound from an absolutely horrendous stretch, the Indians peak and valley tendencies have shown their ugly head. And as with many streaks, when it rained it poured, something which we can actually see manifested statistically in BABIP.
Over the last fourteen games the Tribe’s offense posted a BABIP of .275 (23rd in baseball...
Cleveland, OH -- Jason Kipnis hit a run-scoring fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth that plated Drew Stubbs from third as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series, 2-1.
With the win, the Indians have now won three games in a row after losing eight in a row. The Tribe pitching staff has allowed two runs or fewer in all...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note that Columbus was off yesterday.
Ronny Rodriguez (SS, Akron): 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI
Rodriguez through the months:
April: .245/.250/.351 line, .601 OPS, .106 ISO in 24 games...
CLEVELAND (AP) --Jason Kipnis' run-scoring fielder's choice in the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
With runners on second and third and one out, Kipnis hit a hard ground ball to the right side. First baseman Adam LaRoche made a diving backhanded stop and fired a throw to catcher Kurt Suzuki, but Drew...
In the immortal words of Lou Brown from Major League, “We won a game yesterday. If we win today, it's called "two in a row". And if we win again tomorrow, it's called a "winning streak"...It has happened before!”
Well, here we are. The Indians are coming off their third win in a row and are on that elusive winning streak after squeaking past Gio...
The draft has come and gone, and now it is time for my annual post draft piece. It was a very interesting draft and as always had a lot of trends that I found while following it.
I have to start with the first pick Clint Frazier. He was fourth on my board and I had done enough research that he seemed like everything the Indians look for in players. In the end I will pat myself on...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis had a home run among his three hits and the Cleveland Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
A night after ending an eight-game losing streak, and a span of 12 losses in a row away from home, the Indians made it consecutive victories to clinch their first road series in a month. They had gone 0-4...
Player of the Game
Mark Reynolds' solo home run earned him his third Player of the Game tonight, just edging out a number of other players. A walk late in the game pushed him over the edge as Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley each were out in their three at bats in which they didn't knock in a run. It is Reynolds first award in almost a month.
Eastlake, OH – James Baldwin scored on a passed ball in the top of the eleventh inning and the Great Lakes Loons (26-41) defeated the Lake County Captains (21-43) by a final of 1-0. The Captains fall to 0-3 in extra innings this year and are now 2-2 in one to nothing games in 2013.
Blake Wood (0-0) was on rehab from the Indians and started the game for the Captains. Blake pitched...
The largest comeback in MLB history is 12 runs, most recently by the Cleveland Indians in 2001 against the Seattle Mariners. On 8/5/2001, they trailed 12-0 and 14-2 before winning 15-14 in 11 innings. The Detroit Tigers rallied from a 13-1 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Athletics on 6/18/1911. The other time a team rallied trailing by 12 runs was on 6/25/1925, where the Philadelphia...