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Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each one and often, when they do make it to the Majors, as Kyle...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Sports: The Future is Now

I don’t know what is going to happen tonight. More often than not, when one is looking forward to an event of some sort, there is and end game in mind. But with this—the Cleveland Cavaliers taking the floor for the first time in what is the 2014-15 regular season—all of the anticipation has been more focused around the unknown. What will the team look like together? How will...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Jim Kern

Name: James Lester Kern Position: Closer Tribe Time: 1974-1978, 1986 Number: 34 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (1977-1978) DOB: 03/15/1949 Stats W L W% ERA G SV SVO S% IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1976) 10 7 .588 2.38 50 15 16 94% 117.2 91 31 2 50 111 1.20 .206 Career 30 31 .492 3.45 201 46 61 75% 423.1 363 162 16 237 374 1.42 .222 Prior to the change in the 1970′s and 80′s...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 26, 1995

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by at least one more game. The Braves now have a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series as the games shift back to Atlanta. A two-run home run by Albert Belle in the first off of Greg Maddux starts the Indians scoring...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 17, 1995

The Cleveland Indians win their third straight game over the Seattle Mariners to punch their ticket to their first World Series since 1954. Dennis Martinez and two relievers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 win in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. The Indians and Mariners are scoreless until the fifth inning, when Kenny Lofton delivers a run-scoring single...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 15, 1997

The Cleveland Indians offense is notably absent all game long until the eleventh inning, when a solo home run from Tony Fernandez gives the Tribe a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles to send the team to their second World Series in three years. The Indians muster just three hits in the game, two coming from the hero Fernandez, who sent the deciding shot over the high wall in right...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 8, 1995

The Cleveland Indians clinch the American league Central Division title in a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. It was just Cleveland’s 123rd game of the season, giving the Indians the record for the fastest team to clinch a division. The victory gave the Tribe an 86-37 record and pushed their lead over second place Kansas City to 23 ½ games. Orel Hershiser earned his 13th win...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stories from the Past: Q&A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Indians Clinch First Division In 41 Years

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming Home – LeBron And The Soul Of Cleveland

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Historical Comparisons for Hypothetical Lee Trade

A Lee trade would be one of the first of its kind. Ah, do you feel that? The trade wins are a blowin’. Fresh off a rehab start cut short by rain, Cliff Lee‘s name has begun to pop up in hypothetical trade scenarios. Lee’s value is clouded by all sorts of variables: is his elbow OK? How much money will the Phillies eat? He has been traded as an elite starting pitcher three times...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 14, 1994

In a back and forth battle against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Tribe pull out a 7-5 victory at Jacobs Field. Paced by sluggers Albert Belle and Eddie Murray who each tally three hits and three RBI including back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 8th to seal the victory for reliever Jose Mesa. Paul Shuey closed out the 9th inning to pick up his fourth save of the season.
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Let's Get It On- Rockies Series Preview

Philadelphia Phillies (7-8) @ Colorado Rockies (8-9)Pitching Match-Ups:Friday, 8:40 - Johnny Pettibone vs. Tyler ChatwoodSaturday, 8:10 - KK vs. Jordan LylesSunday, 4:10 - Roberto Hernandez vs. Juan NicasioPurple Mountains Bats:R - 82 (4th)AVG - .286 (1st)OPS - .780 (2nd)Four members of their lineup are batting over .300, but everyone is producing 1 through 8.  Charlie Blackmon...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Q and A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Jose Mesa

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Manny Ramirez

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Dennis Martinez

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Eddie Murray

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Jim Poole

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Mark Clark

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadspin Gives us Baseball Heckling Stories

This here is Bubba Trammell. He had a forgettable career, and he’s been long forgotten by you. He headlines this post because we spent one day in right field in Cincinnati getting the better of Bubba Trammell. Heckling was such an adolescent thing to do. And the insults were so immature, I wonder now as an adult why Trammell paid an idiot like me (then 16 years old) any mind at...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

DMV: Jan Vesely Missed 15 Straight Free Throws, Including This Airball

Jan Vesely was the sixth pick in the draft, you guys. Sixth! [FTW] Five thoughts on the Caps’ loss in NY. They’ve lost five straight. [CI] Nats may be interested in ex-A’s closer Grant Balfour. [Fox Sports] 1988 Donruss Jose Mesa is a stone classic. [O's Card O' the Day] 14 ways to improve the FedEx Field experience. [Hogs Haven] Just Art Monk and London Fletcher, hanging out...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: Running List

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies from...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: The First 25 (#100-76)

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #100-96

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each week day, we will reveal five Phillies...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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