Revisiting “Is Nick Haga-Done?”

Back in the middle of June, I wrote a piece describing the dire situation that Nick Hagadone was in. At 28, he was sent back to AAA yet again and it looked like he may be stuck there for good with Kyle Crockett replacing him at the Major League level. I highly recommend using the link above to read that article, if you haven’t already, as this one will continue on that line of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 year-end roster: Part two

The 2014 season may have ended with some disappointment with Cleveland missing the playoffs, but finishing with an 85-77 record and being in contention until the last weekend of the season is not all that bad. Before looking forward to 2015, first IBI is going to look back on 2014. Personally, that starts for me with these roster rankings before transitioning to the IBI Awards next...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Wildcard hopes are still alive for the Indians

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Wildcard hopes Today marks the beginning of the final week of the regular season in baseball. With seven days of games remaining, there are still several postseason spots up for grabs and still unsettled. One of those spots is the AL Wildcard which is still unclear and could still end in a wild finish this weekend. For the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 roster at the stretch run, part two

Though there have been ups and downs this season, Cleveland's 70-65 record has them on the fringes of playoff contention and in the thick of things as the calendar turns to September. Despite some definite disappointments, there are still plenty of bright spots on the team this season. With the season heading toward the stretch run, it is once again time to rank the roster. These...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Bullpen as Strong Ever

In 2011 and 2012 the Cleveland Indians had a bullpen that was good enough to develop a nickname. The 2014 Tribe bullpen does not have any special monikers but may well be better than those pens that were the backbone of struggling baseball teams. After a 2013 season of bullpen question marks and implosions, the Indians are enjoying a fantastic relief season this year. The pen is...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

On this week's Tribe Report...

On this week's edition of Tribe Report: - Talking about the great stretch of starting pitching (1.70 ERA, 79 IP, .176 Opp. BA in last 13 games) - Nick Hagadone takes questions in the Kids Clubhouse - Jensen Lewis talks with Lake County pitcher Dace Kime, one of the top picks from the 2013 draft - Tito and the coaches take the Ice Bucket Challenge Watch Tribe Report after Indians...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe blasted by Reds for second straight night

The Battle of Ohio packed up and headed from Cleveland to Cincinnati last night. The Reds carried over their “big homers from non-homer hitters” act, and the Indians were silent with the bats until the eighth inning when it was far too late. When it looked like the Indians might just dip their toes into serious wild card contention, they’ve fallen back to .500 after two straight...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

7/29 Recap: Indians Hitters & Pitchers Both Come Up Short

Player of the Game The Indians LOOGY turned long reliever tonight as Nick Hagadone threw 2.1 innings, striking out three and allowing just one hit. Hagadone came in for Trevor Bauer in the fifth and the Indians needed a few scoreless innings just to keep things within reaching distance. His one hit allowed was triple against his last batter faced as he threw 29 pitches (20 strikes...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

7/8 Recap: Indians All-Star Bests Yankee Stars

Roster Update: Continuing with the constantly shifting roster, the Indians made two moves today that were long overdue. First, Justin Masterson was finally placed on the 15 Day DL for the knee injury that has plagued him for more than a month. In his place, Nick Hagadone was brought back after just eight games in AAA. This could be another short stay, however, as the Indians will...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson placed on DL, Hagadone and Perez called up

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have placed right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. They have added left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot on the roster. Also the Indians have selected the contract of catcher Roberto Perez from Columbus. To make room for him on the 25-man roster...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians News: Masterson to the DL, Hagadone, Perez Up, Holt down

Well, we finally have our answer. Justin Masterson, who has struggled terribly all season long, has been placed on the 15-day DL with right knee inflammation. The knee may be bothering him, but it is clearly a mental issue. In his last 11 starts, the Indians’ Opening Day starter has turned into one of the worst in baseball, posting a 7.16 ERA in 49 innings, giving up 60 hits and...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians recall Hagadone, option Lowe to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and optioned right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe to Columbus. Hagadone, 28, has spent most of the season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers where he has gone 3-4 with a save and a 3.71 ERA in 21 games (26.2IP, 23H, 15R/11ER, 5HR, 10BB, 41K, .242AVG, 13...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians recall Hagadone, option Lowe

Before Wednesday's game the Indians recalled pitcher Nick Hagadone and optioned Mark Lowe. This is Hagadone's third stint with the Tribe this year. going 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA in five outings (2 1/3 innings pitched, four hits, two runs, two walks, four strikeouts). Lowe is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in seven appearances this year.
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Nick Haga-Done?

Nick Hagadone’s most recent turn with the Indians ended abruptly yesterday when he was sent back down to AAA for a much younger left hander, Kyle Crockett. Hagadone was surprisingly used regularly an in late inning situations, going against Terry Francona’s general policy of overusing his top four or five relievers. In his first two games against Boston, Hagadone legitimized...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe News: Hagadone down, Crockett back up

After coming up and pitching well in his first two appearances, left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone looked like he had finally turned the corner on his up and down career as an Indian. Instead, three straight outings where he recorded just one out while giving up three hits and two walks. Last night’s appearance was the final straw for Hagadone as he came on to face two left-handed...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hagadone helps lift Indians to fifth straight win

CLEVELAND -- Nick Hagadone was brought up from Columbus on Monday because he hadn't allowed an earned run in his last seven outings and his success against left-handed hitters, which Boston is loaded with. In his first appearance of the season on Tuesday, Terry Francona put Hagadone in a tough situation -- tie game, one out in the seventh and runners on first and second. But...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians win fifth straight with 5-3 triumph over Boston

Cleveland (29-30): 5 Boston (27-31): 3 WP: N. Hagadone (1-0) LP: J. Peavy (1-3) S: C. Allen (5) The Tribe is rolling. The Cleveland Indians kept their reputation strong as the American League’s best home team on Tuesday night. Cleveland rolled to their fifth straight win, and their eighth consecutive home win. Home has been great to the Indians. They are a completely different...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #58: Boston 2, Cleveland 3

The Indians' 3-2 victory over the recently resurgent Boston Red Sox was a time of a great many reunions. Terry Francona, Justin Masterson, and Nick Hagadone all had the chance to face their former club; for Grady Sizemore and Edward Mujica, it was a return to their former home ballpark. The Cleveland offense was saved far more by the timing of their hits than the quantity...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians keep the Columbus-Cleveland shuttle running, bring back Hagadone

The 143 miles between Progressive Field and Huntington Park in Columbus is a straight shot down 71. The Indians might as well have a shuttle service the way things have been going. Today it was Nick Hagadone’s turn to catch a ride north, and Mark Lowe took the trip south as the Tribe recalled the left-handed reliever. Hagadone was called up on May 3rd, but did not appear in a game...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hagadone recalled, Lowe optioned, Wood claimed

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe to Columbus. Also, right-handed pitcher Blake Wood has been claimed by the Kansas City Royals on outright waivers. Hagadone has made all 18 of his 2014 relief appearances with the AAA Columbus Clippers, going 2...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Columus Clippers fall to Charlotte Knights in extra innings, 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Free baseball was played at Huntington Park Wednesday morning as the Clippers once again went into extra innings with the Charlotte Knights. With no end in sight southpaw Nick Hagadone took over in tenth – letting up a big fly over the left field wall for a three-run homer, putting the Knights up 5-2. The Clippers were unable to dig themselves out of Hagadone...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles finally showing why the Indians took a chance on him in Minor League Roundup

Lake County Captains right handed pitcher Robbie Aviles continued his impressive season to date as he made two starts this past week earning one win while throwing 13 innings, allowing just six hits, three runs, zero walks and striking out seven. Aviles—originally projected to be a first or second round pick out of Suffern High School in Suffern, New York—partially tore the elbow...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

5/4 Recap: White Sox 4 – Indians 3

Roster Update: Nick Hagadone’s return to the pros was short lived as he was sent back to Columbus today after not making it into his only game with the Tribe. With Michael Bourn going down with a tight hamstring that could see him miss one to five games (according to him), the Indians need a center fielder more than they need a nine man bullpen. Nyjer Morgan, who started the season...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Left-handed Relievers

Today we move on to the left-handed relief pitchers in our annual IBI positional rankings. Like with the right-handed relievers, this is a tough position to rank because lefty relievers can be scarce in a farm system for a variety of reasons. At the moment the Indians have a solid one-two punch in Cleveland in Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman and have them backed up with Nick Hagadone...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Focus and Consistency are Key for Hagadone to Appear in Cleveland

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 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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