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A New Role and New Position Greets Doby

April 19, 1948 If Larry Doby has not endured enough change in the last nine months, here is a little more. Tomorrow, when the Indians open the season against the St. Louis Browns, Doby is expected to be in the starting lineup in right field, a position he has never played in the Major Leagues or the Negro Leagues. After breaking the American League color barrier last season, Doby...

Cleveland Indians may soon have minority investor

CLEVELAND (AP) An investment bank hired by Indians owner Paul Dolan has identified a potential minority partner for the franchise and may be near a deal. Steve Greenberg, managing director of Allen & Company, a New York-based financial boutique that has brokered sports acquisitions in the past, said Thursday the search has narrowed on a ''small group.'' Greenberg said the hope...
Via AP on Fox
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A New View for Harder With Tribe

April 19, 1948 When the Indians take the field tomorrow afternoon to open the 1948 season, Mel Harder will begin the season in the same place he has every year since 1937 – on the bench. However, this year it likely will be a different feeling than he’s ever felt before, yet one he has demonstrated comfort in for years. If number 18 strides to the mound tomorrow, it won’t be...

Tribe Time Now 33: Trade the Farm for 2016

Did the Tribe Win Last Night’s Bob Toth (@THEBobToth) joined Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway, Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) of Burning River Baseball, and Jim Pete (@jimpeteEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland to talk about the Indians 2015 season, and what’s to come in 2016. Why was this club so disappointing, and is optimism warranted for 2016? Alternate...

Breaking into the Record Books 2015

While as a team, the Indians season was largely disappointing, they still had plenty of individual successes. Of particular note was the starting rotation with four starters striking out 170 batters each for the first time in Indians history among other impressive stats. Below follows all the Indians players who have moved into the top ten in career or single season team record books...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians promote stability, Antonetti, Chernoff, and Falvey

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians formally announced what had been rumored in promoting Chris Antonetti to President of Baseball Operations, Mike Chernoff to General Manager, and Derek Falvey to Assistant General Manager. Despite falling short of the playoffs once again in 2015, the Cleveland Indians front office personnel continue to be desired candidates for jobs throughout MLB...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grantland’s Jonah Keri votes Lindor for AL ROY; Kluber fifth in Cy Young

The Cleveland Indians won’t be hoisting any hardware as a team this fall, but there’s still a chance that they bring home some individual awards. AL Rookie of the Year contender Francisco Lindor represents the best chance, and Grantland’s Jonah Keri gave the shortstop some kudos in his season-ending awards writeup: In what will go down as The Year of the Rookie, this was another...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of 2015 Season Power Rankings 1-15

Continuing from yesterday’s list, here are the top 15 Cleveland Indians players from the 2015 season. The remainder of the final Indians roster can be seen here. Before reading this list and judging, know that players are ranked by what they have done in the entire year, not what they are at their best or what they could provide for the rest of the year. In addition to being ranked...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians fall short of expectations, playoffs in 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) Jason Kipnis stood near his locker, already showing signs of an early-fall cleanout, and sized up a season of major momentum swings and minor fulfillment. The Indians fell way short of expectations - and the playoffs. Unsatisfying. Still, despite spending just two days over .500 during the regular season and getting there again with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Get Swept By Indians to End The Season

The Red Sox came into the final game of the season in 2o15 with Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Danny Salazar for the Indians.  The Sox were hoping for a win to not be swept out of 2015.  The Sox got the first run, but the Indians scored last and sent the Sox packing with another loss in the season. The Sox scored their one and only run in the game in the top of the 1st inning....
Via Fenway West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Drop Another Game To The Indians As Season Draws To A Close

The Red Sox faced off against the Indians once again as the season winds down.  Both teams are not going anywhere in the playoffs, so it is just playing it out at this point.  The Sox decided to tap Craig Breslow once again as a starter in a bullpen game vs. Kluber for the Indians.  Breslow once again impressed in his impromptu role as a starter, but he would still end up with...
Via Fenway West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Pitching Performances of 2015

The season has obviously not gone the way the Indians and their fans had hoped it would. There are a number of potential reasons for the Indians underachievement, most of them related to offensive futility during the first 3/4 of the season. The one aspect of this Indians’ team that has not failed to disappoint is the Indians’ starting rotation. Despite the revolving door at...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona vs. Orsillo, or “Why We’ll Miss Don, Reason #27,849″

History has shown us that every Batman must have his Joker. Every Casear his Brutus. Every Marty McFly his Biff. Every foodie that best friend who just wants to go to Arby’s. It’s a circle of conflict that has kept this world spinning for years. Now we must add two more names to those classic confrontations: Don Orsillo and Terry Francona. For reasons I still don’t quite understand...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of the season post-mortem: 2015 Cleveland Indians

The Indians went into this season expecting to win, but fell into a hole after a couple poor months that even the annual Terry Francona bounce couldn’t get them out of. For the third straight season, the Tribe fell short of the real playoffs despite having one of the best pitching staffs in baseball and a few MVP caliber hitters. Preseason Prediction: The Indians have a set...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins P hints team will hit Indians infielder over bat flip

    The Minnesota Twins took exception to the way Jose Ramirez celebrated a home run he hit on Wednesday, and Ricky Nolasco hinted that the second baseman may be in line for a plunking. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs in the Indians’ 10-1 win over the Twins in the second half of a doubleheader. He had an RBI double in the second, but it was after his 3-run home run in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley shut down for the season due to shoulder injury

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will be shut down for the rest of the season due to an injury to his right shoulder. The Indians have six games left in 2015, starting with today’s doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins.’s Jordan Bastian was first with the news this afternoon. MRI showed inflammation in Brantley's right shoulder. He'll get cortisone shot today...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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