Under the Greydar: Danny Salazar

Sex sells. Just turn on your t.v. and tune into any non-Disney/PBS/kid-friendly channel for a few minutes and you'll see what I mean. Beer commercials, video game ads, movie trailers. You're bound to catch a glimpse of Kate Upton or one of the Victoria Secret models flaunting her assets at some point. But what does sex have to do with baseball, and fantasy in particular? Good question...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #125: Danny Salazar | SP | CLE

In 2013 Danny Salazar was one of baseball’s most exciting pitchers. A 30.8 K%, 7.1 BB%, and 2.72 SIERA in 10 starts were on par with what Yu Darvish was doing that season (32.9 K%, 9.5 BB%, 2.76 SIERA), though obviously Darvish did it over a much larger span. Those major league numbers were mirror images of what Salazar had done in the minors prior to his call-up to Cleveland...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent history is poor for teams buying injured starting pitchers

It should come as a surprise to no baseball fan that the Indians went shopping for a bargain in free agency this winter, but it was at least mildly shocking that they came up with Gavin Floyd. Floyd has missed most of the past two seasons with injuries (Tommy John surgery in 2013 and an elbow fracture in 2014), and the Indians are pretty well stocked with starting pitching. There...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Salazar role could be up for debate

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… This is just a reminder that on January 2nd the IBI will be moving to a new location at Scout.com. The URL address will remain the same so the only thing that is changing is we are going onto their server and part of their network. Nothing is changing with the content – in fact, there should be some new goodies coming your...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians look to protect a young rotation still establishing itself

The Indians made a surprising decision with starting rotation this week. First, the Indians out of nowhere signed right-handed starting pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year $4 million that guarantees him money and a rotation spot for the 2015 season. Then, the Indians announced that Danny Salazar, T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin will have to duke it out in spring training...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Addition of Floyd gives Indians a lot of options for rotation

The Indians struck again on Tuesday making 31-year old pitcher Gavin Floyd their second significant offseason acquisition.  The deal is $4 million for one year but can escalate up to $6 million if Floyd reaches certain milestones. Those bonuses reportedly kick in once he reaches 19 starts and 160 innings pitched. I recently wrote that the Indians should look at Kris Medlen as an...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The race for the Indians fifth starter job has begun

With the signing of Gavin Floyd on Tuesday, Indians GM Chris Antonetti confirmed to the media that four of the five spots in the starting rotation are locked up with Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, and Floyd (in no specific order).  That leaves one final spot left in the rotation. As it stands, the Indians currently have four pitchers fighting for that fifth and final...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Potential roster crunch in rotation looms

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Rotation crunch The Indians have a potential rotation crunch brewing. At the moment the Indians opening day five-man rotation is set to be Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer and T.J. House. Barring an injury this spring or a very surprising trade of one of them this offseason, the rotation is...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tony Awards: Pitcher of the Year

Today we continue the IBI’s year-end awards with the announcement of the Pitcher of the Year. This award goes to the starting pitcher in the Indians organization that had the best year from a performance perspective, not necessarily from a prospect standing. Last year, right-handerDanny Salazar won this award and the year before that Corey Kluber won it, so there has been some...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2015 AL Central Winners: Cleveland Indians

I’m getting a little jumpy here, but I’m excited for Cleveland Indians fans for next year. After making the wildcard play-in game last year, the Indians had a a small letdown this year. A good thing that did come out of the 2014 season is the Indians look poised to win the AL Central next year. The Tigers will obviously be the favorites coming into the season, but I would push...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran Stability Necessary to Avoid Starting Pitching Regression

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015.   Regression (n): the act of going back to a previous place or state; return or reversion. The...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 2, 2013

The Cleveland Indians return to the postseason for the first time since 2007 and host the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field. Despite getting nine hits off of Rays pitching, the Indians cannot get a runner across home plate and lose 4-0, ending their season. Delmon Young’s leadoff home run in the third will be the only run the Rays would need...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Cleveland’s Defense Sabotage Danny Salazar’s Start?

Among the points one is compelled to make when arguing on behalf of Corey Kluber‘s candidacy for this year’s Cy Young award is that the defense behind him has been of suspect quality, leading to an inflated BABIP (.316) and higher ERA (68 ERA-) than his main rival for the distinction, Felix Hernandez (63 ERA-). […]
Via Fangraphs
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #158: Royals 7, Indians 1

The Cleveland Indians (82-76) were denied a must-win game by a lopsided 7-1 score at the hands of the Kansas City Royals (86-71) at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. Danny Salazar (6-8, 4.25) was tagged with five runs in 4.2 innings, allowing his final five batters to reach base in a back-breaking three run fifth inning and it all happened with two outs. He was effective through...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Salazar struggles and offensive woes send Royals over Indians, 7-1

CLEVELAND—It was there for the taking. For a team that has clawed their way through a roller coaster of ups and downs all season, the ride just about came to a slow halt for the Indians Tuesday night. Offensive struggles continued and any hopes of a shot at October baseball were all but shattered, as the Tribe scampered to a 7-1 loss against Kansas City. “We didn’t win which...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ventura Blazes By Tribe; Royals 7, Indians 1

Danny Salazar and Yordano Ventura could match up against one another for several years to come while the Indians and Royals battle for the Central Division. But for now, it’s Ventura and the Royals who rein supreme over the Tribe and Salazar. Tuesday night Kansas City likely drove the final nail into Cleveland’s postseason coffin with a 7-1 win at Progressive Field behind a pair...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tribe is alive, but next year they will thrive (Part 1)

Fans of the Cleveland Indians are surely disappointed as the team stumbled mightily in the first two weeks of September, a month which proved so successful for them in last season’s torrid sprint to the playoffs. While the Tribe is still mathematically alive, their failure to take advantage of tremendous starting pitching has cost them a great opportunity to make the playoffs in...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Remains Alive in Late Inning Rally; Indians 2, Astros 1

Danny Salazar and Scott Feldman each deserved something better than a no-decision Salazar and Feldman each battled deep into the game, but a strange ninth inning erased the chance for a decision for each. Salazar pitched into the eighth inning, allowing just one run, while Feldman pitched into the ninth. The difference in the game was likely a wild pitch in the fourth inning that...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #152: Indians 2, Astros 1

It got to the point where even I was on the verge of ruling this team out in their playoff chase over the weekend. Yet just four days later, here they are once again won three straight to take the four game set in Houston and fight their way back to just four games away from a playoff berth. Unfortunately, time is not on their side as they have only 10 games left to work with. However...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

9/18 Recap: Ramirez Runs Tribe To Series Win

Player of the Game Danny Salazar continued another run of great starts with nine strike outs in 7.1 shut out innings. He also allowed just five hits, all singles, and one earned run that was aided by a wild pitch. Tribe pitchers have now thrown at least seven innings, with one run or less, two walks or less and at least nine strike outs in the past three starts. Going back further...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians continue playoff fight as Salazar gets start in series finale

A pair of strong pitching performances have helped the Cleveland Indians bounce back from a rough start to their final road trip of the regular season. Danny Salazar now looks to avoid a third straight rough outing while helping the Indians end Scott Feldman's run of home success for the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Cleveland (78-73) snapped a four-game skid Tuesday when Corey...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch: Indians vs. Tigers

DETROIT -- Danny Salazar hopes to get back on track tonight as the Indians seek to even their series against the Tigers. Salazar (6-7, 4.19 ERA) gave up six runs on eight hits in Monday's 12-3 loss to the Angels. All of the runs the right-hander gave up came in the fifth, which snapped Salazar's string of 21 consecutive innings without giving up a run. Prior to that start, Salazar...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lobstein looks to build on first big league win Saturday

While Danny Salazar turned in arguably the worst start of his career his previous time out, he was at his best against the Detroit Tigers last week. The visiting Cleveland Indians could surely use another gem as they try to keep pace in the postseason chase Saturday night against the Tigers, who just climbed into first place in the AL Central. Detroit (81-66) has won four of five...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians aim to tie series against Detroit

While Danny Salazar turned in arguably the worst start of his career his previous time out, he was at his best against the Detroit Tigers last week. The visiting Cleveland Indians could surely use another gem as they try to keep pace in the postseason chase Saturday night against the Tigers, who just climbed into first place in the AL Central. Detroit (81-66) has won four of five...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #142: Angels 12, Indians 3

Makeup Monday isn’t Kind to Salazar, Indians For four innings it looked like the Indians were in store for yet another nail-biter. Danny Salazar was cruising, and the Indians offense wasn’t generating much against Jered Weaver. Then it all unraveled. Salazar was hit hard in the fifth inning, giving up two home runs and six runs before being replaced by Zach McAllister–...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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