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Allen, Shaw open Wiffle ball field at Providence House

Last fall, Indians closer Cody Allen was given a tour of Providence House as he and his wife Mallory were preparing for a service project. On the tour, president and chief executive officer Natalie Leek-Nelson, showed them the Browns themed library, and then she directed them outside to the Cavaliers basketball court.
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Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

Before looking into the individual case of the current Indians closer, Cody Allen, I have to say that my general rule with relief pitcher extensions is never. Relief pitchers have a unique tendency in baseball to come on quickly and disappear just as quickly. There are hundreds of examples of this and very limited examples of sustained success. In fact, Mariano Rivera is the go to...
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November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Underrated Allen Anchored Always-Evolving Tribe Pen

The Cleveland Indians bullpen is a work in progress and will always be a machine of moving and interchangeable parts as long as Terry Francona resides within the Tribe dugout. As the game of baseball has evolved, bullpens have become much more specialized and utilized. Francona is one of those in the game who firmly believes in the need for a deep bullpen, consistently using a 13...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cody Allen: A Cleveland Closer’s Weird Year

Cody Allen has had, in his own words, “kind of a weird year.” The Cleveland Indians closer has 30 saves and has given up just a pair of home runs in 59 innings. Meanwhile, his ERA (3.51) is nearly a run and a half higher than it was a year ago (2.07) while his FIP (1.96) is more than a full run lower (2.99). His .366 BABIP is exactly .100 points higher than it was in 2014. Allen...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Don’t worry about Cody Allen

For the Cleveland Indians, Monday night’s loss to the Chicago White Sox was one of the ugliest in recent memory. The Tribe carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth, and closer Cody Allen came on to try and shut the door. Cody Allen Unfortunately, Allen couldn’t get the job done. After striking out the first batter he faced, Allen allowed the next seven consecutive White...
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Leads Bullpen Looking for Postseason Birth

Each year since his arrival, Cody Allen has assumed a larger role for the Cleveland Indians. While the role may not have much more room to grow, the level of importance could. Now Cleveland’s closer, Allen will be expected to close down games for the Tribe with hopes of progressing to the Indians’ first division crown since 2007. Allen was selected by the Indians in the 23rd...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians' Allen bounces back after tough outings

CLEVELAND -- After struggling in his last two outings, Cody Allen bounced back with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Detroit. Allen had allowed four earned runs in his previous two appearances. He gave up three runs against Oakland last Sunday and then allowed a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez in the ninth inning on Monday against Detroit. On Tuesday...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Succeeds in Any Role He’s Given

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meyer: Five players to watch

Cody Allen, Indians (RP) Terry Francona is keeping the closer decision confidential right now. However, he has been quoted saying that Cody Allen will "pitch in every meaningful game." While it's in the form of a setup role or the closer is yet to be announced, I like to think he'll be the guy in the ninth inning. Even last season, I thought Allen had closer-potential for the Tribe...
Via Fox Sports
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Crockett could see Cody Allen-like rise to Cleveland in 2014

Right-hander Cody Allen was drafted in 2011, travelled through four different minor league stops in that same year, and half way through the 2012 season he was called up to the big leagues. He hasn't looked back since and has become one of the Indians primary weapons out of the bullpen. Left-hander Kyle Crockett could very well be on the same path. Crockett, 22, was selected in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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