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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 51

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride. Countdown to Opening Day – 51 days Last year was finally the year. After coming into the Indians organization in 2011 when he was drafted in the 18th round, pitcher Shawn...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians in the Outfield: Is the Tribe good enough?

Hello and welcome to another exciting season of Cleveland Indians baseball where anything short of October playoff baseball will be seen as a massive disappointment. Offseason activities are wrapping up as team trucks are expected to arrive in Goodyear Arizona on Wednesday. The pitchers and catchers are set to report on February 17 though many have been in and out of Arizona all...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 57

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride. Countdown to Opening Day – 57 days A job in Terry Francona’s bullpen may be Kyle Crockett’s to lose this spring, as the Cleveland Indians relief corps is notably devoid...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Town Hall 2016

Here we are, the home stretch. It feels like baseball is right in front of us but still so far away. At this point, fans start to see clips and pictures of their team working out and training together for the coming season. Those will make anyone desperate for real, live baseball get tingles, but it’s not the same. Luckily, for the Indians season ticket holders, there is a small...
Via Burning River Baseball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 65

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride. Countdown to Opening Day – 65 days The world might be built predominantly for right-handers, but being left-handed will certainly benefit Cleveland pitcher Giovanni Soto...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Browns & Cavs Could Learn a Lesson from the Tribe

On October 8, 2012, the Cleveland Indians introduced Terry Francona as the 42nd manager in franchise history. Since then Francona has led the Indians to three straight winning seasons, including a playoff appearance in his first year on the job, a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wildcard game. While the Indians have enjoyed moderate success, things haven’t exactly been...
Via Burning River Baseball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo Speech Keeps the Terry Francona Feud Alive

Hello, it’s me. You may not have noticed, but for the first time in like 11 years, I took the whole goddam winter off from blogging. I spent my time getting fat, drinking excessively and keeping the company of questionable women. It was, of course, heart-stoppingly awesome. But now I’m back. And I apologize in advance for returning. The first step to getting back on the horse...
Via Surviving Grady
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Busy Friday News Day Affects Trio of Tribe Relievers

The Cleveland Indians bullpen was a source of three separate news stories on Friday, but the status of manager Terry Francona’s relief corps for the 2016 season remains a cloudy picture. The club announced that they had traded reliever Kirby Yates to the New York Yankees for cash considerations. Yates, who had been acquired in similar fashion by the Indians in November, had been...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona ‘So Damn Happy’ For John Farrell Kicking Cancer’s Butt

Terry Francona was present for John Farrell’s first chemotherapy treatment back in August. Even he can’t believe how good the Boston Red Sox manager looks just four months removed from being diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma. “We are obviously pretty good friends,” Francona said this week at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn., according to the Boston...
Via NESN.com
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A Perfect Match: Bryan Shaw and the Indians

Indians manager Terry Francona loves relievers and set-up man Bryan Shaw loves to pitch. A perfect match that Tinder couldn’t have produced , right? Shaw has made 224 appearances for Francona and the Indians over the last three seasons. In 2014,  he pitched in a club-record 80 games and became the first Indians reliever to lead the big leagues outright in appearances in 94 years...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona: David Ortiz Belongs In Hall Of Fame For ‘Unbelievable’ Career

Few people, if any, inside baseball know David Ortiz better than Terry Francona. The former Boston Red Sox manager had a front row seat for some of Ortiz’s best (and even worst) moments during their eight seasons together. There undoubtedly will be debate over Ortiz’s Hall of Fame credentials — he announced Wednesday he’s retiring after the 2016 season — but Francona says...
Via NESN.com
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Be Tito’s Lefties in the Bullpen in 2016?

It is no big secret that Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona loves his bullpen. This past season, the Tribe called upon its relief corps 476 times, the sixth lowest number of appearances in all of baseball. It was a welcomed relief to the previous season, when Francona used his relievers a Major League leading 574 times, 31 more times than the next closest American League club...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Who’s to Blame for the Tribe’s Offensive Woes?

In Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona’s first season at the helm of the club, he turned a 68-94 team that had finished with the second-fewest runs scored in the American League in 2012 with 667 into a potent run-scoring machine that finished fourth in 2013 with 745 runs and reached the AL Wild Card game. In each of the last two seasons, the club has tallied 669 runs while...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Francona Bunting

When a team is not playing up to expectations, even good managers will get their fair share of criticisms for the problems on the field. While some problems worked themselves out over the course of the year – namely the bullpen and the defensive play behind them and the rest of the pitching staff – the offense was a mystery and a dilemma throughout the 161 games logged by the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Low TV Ratings — Expected, or a Bad Omen?

There’s an old saying in journalism: It takes three to make a trend. In 2014, the Indians had some of the highest television ratings for a major league market. This year, they had some of the lowest. So which one is the exception? Or are they both outliers? Really, television ratings for the Indians – much like the performance of the team itself – have been all over the place...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Underrated Allen Anchored Always-Evolving Tribe Pen

The Cleveland Indians bullpen is a work in progress and will always be a machine of moving and interchangeable parts as long as Terry Francona resides within the Tribe dugout. As the game of baseball has evolved, bullpens have become much more specialized and utilized. Francona is one of those in the game who firmly believes in the need for a deep bullpen, consistently using a 13...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Shuffle Front Office Deck, Promote Trio

The Cleveland Indians announced early Tuesday afternoon several important front office moves, several of which had been speculated for quite some time. General manager Chris Antonetti has been named president of baseball operations, while assistant general manager Mike Chernoff has been promoted to general manager and Derek Falvey has been named assistant GM. Antonetti is not expected...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Williams and what we don’t know

Their season ended Sunday, a week — if not a month — shorter than had been planned, and the Nationals jumped right into their off-season by firing reigning Manager of the Year Matt Williams. Williams has been a lightning rod for criticism since the Nationals started to falter in the middle of the year so it’s no surprise that he was relieved of his duties, especially since...
Via Fangraphs
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: October 6, 2012

The Indians bring home a long-time member of their family today, as Terry Francona returns to the familiar city of Cleveland to become the Indians’ 42nd manager in club history. Selected over interim manager Sandy Alomar, Francona came to town with a career 1,029-915 record over 12 seasons, including his last eight in Boston from 2004 to 2010. There, he ended a long championship...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 06, 2015  |  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
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Glass Ceiling of Mediocrity

Consistency is usually an admirable quality. Whether you’re talking about parenting or public transportation, there’s something to be said for someone or something that you can count on to deliver what’s expected each and every time. There are, however, those rare occasions in which consistency is utterly maddening. Consider what the Indians have done over the past three seasons...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 02, 2015  |  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
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe eliminated but Francona still wants effort to finish season

Tyler Duffey took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians in August just one day after being called up from the minors. The right-hander has proved Minnesota's most effective starter since then and will try to boost the Twins' playoff hopes with another stellar outing versus Cleveland on Thursday night. Duffey (5-1, 3.14 ERA) was sent down after being tagged...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe eliminated but Francona still wants effort to finish season

Tyler Duffey took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians in August just one day after being called up from the minors. The right-hander has proved Minnesota's most effective starter since then and will try to boost the Twins' playoff hopes with another stellar outing versus Cleveland on Thursday night. Duffey (5-1, 3.14 ERA) was sent down after being tagged...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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