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The Face of Frustration

You’ve gotta feel bad for Lonnie Chisenhall. It’s one thing to get shipped back to the minors when you’re still feeling your way out in the bigs. It’s another after you’ve apparently “established” yourself as an everyday starter. Either way, it’s a long drive down I-71. But when the parent club is essentially shipping you off to boarding school because they don...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Talking Tribe, Faith No More and Something Involving A Monkey – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-27

This is the third occasion that I’ve had to welcome Joe Petrich from Something Involving a Monkey to come onto the podcast. Joe’s been a friend for a long time and he makes some of the most interesting music in the world with his band, including bass player BeZo and drummer, Ritz. The band is celebrating their new album Into the Great Blue Waffle with a show at The Foundry on...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 26, 2010

The Cleveland Indians place first baseman Russell Branyan on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disc in his lower back, opening the door for highly touted prospect Matt LaPorta to begin the season on the 25-man roster for the first time. LaPorta, thought to be the centerpiece of the C.C. Sabathia trade in July of 2008, will join another player from the deal, Michael Brantley...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 7, 2008

The Indians deal the 2007 American League Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers. Sabathia, leading the American League in strikeouts at the time, is exchanged for prospect slugger Matt LaPorta, hard-throwing reliever Rob Bryson, struggling Zach Jackson and a player to be named later (outfielder Michael Brantley was sent to Cleveland on October 3rd to complete the deal).
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley Has Come a Long Way From Being Player-To-Be-Named

In 2007, the Cleveland Indians got to within one victory of reaching the World Series and seemed to be on the verge of another little run reminiscent of the late 1990s. It was not to be. As is well documented in Tribe Town, the team failed to live up to lofty expectations the following season. Less than a year removed from nearly reaching the Fall Classic, the ace of that 2007 rotation...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 26, 2011

The Cleveland Indians bang five home runs in a 9 – 4 win over the Royals. Jack Hannahan hits two of the long balls, Shin-Soo Choo has a three-run shot, and Grady Sizemore and Matt LaPorta hit the other homers. ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: March 28, 2010

The Indians place starting first baseman Russell Branyan on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his lower back. Matt LaPorta will fill in for him in the interim. Branyan will play in just 52 games for the Tribe this ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Plexiglas Principle and the 2014 Indians

What does 2014 have in store for the Tribe? Measuring the degree of one’s own homerism is a difficult and never-ending task.  You never quite know whether what you believe about your favorite team is being overly colored by your desire to actually believe it, especially in the midst of never-ending winter.  And yet I feel that, on the whole, I’m a relatively rational and objective...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LaPorta agrees to minor league deal with O's

First baseman Matt LaPorta and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old had spent four seasons with the Cleveland Indians, but has not played in the major leagues since 2012. LaPorta was the seventh overall pick by Milwaukee in the 2007 amateur draft and was acquired by Cleveland the following year as part of the trade that sent CC Sabathia...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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