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Through the Looking-Glass, and What the Cavaliers Found There

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images There’s a degree of order in life. Certain things fit together in ways that make sense. There are laws of math, and physics, and biology. Unbreakable truths. Anyone who has been watching the recent reincarnation of the show Cosmos on FOX has been able to look on with awe at the sheer depth of scale to the universe and life on earth...
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Luck and Suck: FanGraphs digs in on two Tribe pitchers

Small sample sizes rarely stop the crew over at FanGraphs—if anything, they thrive on them, helping hardcore fans understand why a player hasn’t exactly done what has been expected of him, either for the better or worse. Given the small sample size discussion from our own Jon earlier this week, the latest from FanGraphs falls right in line, discussing the merits (or lackthereof...
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Indians 3, Tigers 2: The Zach Attack delivers again

When looking at the Detroit Tigers compared to our Cleveland Indians, one distinct advantage sticks out for the Kitties – starting pitching.  The Detroit top three — Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Anibal Sanchez — would all be the Indians number one if they toiled in Cleveland. Rick Porcello and Drew Smily also dwarf Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco as a tandem. Thanks...
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Indians expectations, end of the Cavs season and Alex Mack … While We’re Waiting

Indians and expectations: This post is from earlier in the week, but it’s still relevant for most Tribe fans. The Tribe Daily’s Nino Colla wrote about his blog and the team, sharing this great tidbit: Irregularity my friends. This is baseball. The team is 6-6, this is the first actual post since the season started. Time to forget expectations and embrace the reality. No team...
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MLB’s new catch interpretation is begging to be exploited

I got into an argument over MLB’s new (old?) interpretation of what is a catch when Elliot Johnson “caught” a fly ball, took two steps, came up against the outfield wall and then dropped the ball as he attempted to throw the ball into the infield. It wasn’t ruled an out because the “definition of a catch” apparently includes a transfer, even for an outfielder who has...
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The Season of Huh: Your 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers

Sometimes a professional sports team can have one of those dream seasons. A year where everything seems to go right. One of those seasons where seemingly minor acquisitions pay big dividends, where the Krenzel bootleg is inexplicably unstoppable or somehow Sandy Alomar Jr ends up batting in every clutch situation. Whatever the reason, all the little things break your way and the...
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The Tribe rotation and its (early) noisy signals

Have you heard that it’s early yet and you shouldn’t make too much of small sample sizes? Well, it is!  And you shouldn’t! But not making a big deal out of stuff doesn’t pay the bills around here, so we’re going to do it anyway, suckers. The Indians rotation has been, for lack of better phraseology, somewhat unique this season.  On the one hand, they’re striking people...
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AJ McCarron will conduct private workout for the Browns

All I do is win win win… Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will reportedly host a private workout for the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday, this according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Alabama QB AJ McCarron is conducting a private workout today for the Cleveland Browns. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2014 Oh, boy. People may want to talk about his girlfriend, but get a load...
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Browns among teams showing most interest in Michael Sam

In a story that will be bound to pick up steam as the 2014 NFL Draft nears, sources tell the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson that the Ravens, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns are showing the most interest in Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. Sam was one of the more anticipated players to take to this winter’s NFL...
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Big changes coming to Cavs…Maybe

So we know that Dan Gilbert is none too pleased. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ majority owner is reportedly fuming, having set his sights on the Eastern Conference Playoffs this season, only to fall just short in a year when countless teams around him missed the playoffs intentionally. Gilbert has a reputation for being short-sighted and reactionary, supported by recent firings and...
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First pitch swinging and uniform trends…While We’re Waiting

It isn’t just your imagination, Asdrubal Cabrera has been swinging at the first pitch in big situations for a while. And he is actually getting worse at it. That’s according to some research by Fansided’s Brian Heise. (Math!) It is a bit soul crushing to see Cabrera coming up to bat in a tight spot and just know in your gut he’s going to swing at anything close. The problem...
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Indians activate Michael Bourn, send down Nyger Morgan

The Indians today activated OF Michael Bourn from the 15-Day DL and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to AAA Columbus. The move comes as a bit of a surprise because of Morgan’s success early in the season for the Indians. In nine games, Morgan has a .348 batting average and an OPS of .832. He is third on the team in walks with 7 and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. In the end, it...
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Browns to work out Johnny Manziel this weekend per report

The Browns didn’t use one of their official interviews on Johnny Manziel during the NFL combine. Then they were one of just two teams in the NFL not to send a representative to Manziel’s pro day. This weekend the Browns will get their chance with Johnny Football. According to Adam Caplan, Manziel is next up to visit the Browns. More #Browns QB news: They're scheduled to work...
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2014 NFL Draft, re-upping Brian Hoyer, Mike Evans over Sammy Watkins and C.J. Mosely – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-15

The fake Jim Kanicki or the real Mike Burgermeister joined me to talk through some Browns topics. We talked about the 2014 NFL draft, specifically who the Browns should take at #4. Mike Evans vs. Sammy Watkins and talking about three studs on the offensive line. Finally, we talked a bit about NFL draft cliches. Check out this episode!
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Luol Deng win’s NBA’s Citizenship Award

  Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award which is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. “It’s an honor to be recognized for any award, but this one is special because...
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On Asdrubal Cabrera, Francisco Lindor and wanting good things too soon

In life, we often yearn for what we don’t have. “The grass is always greener on the other side” mentality. It happens. We take for granted what is right in front of us. In sports, the same thing often plays out. Fans fall out of favor with certain players, wish for a former star to return, desire another team’s starter or hope for the highly touted prospect to finally arrive...
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South-praw-blem? On the Indians’ early struggles against left-handed pitching

An early story-line in the 2014 campaign has been the Indians struggles with left-handed starters. In the last six games alone, the Tribe has seen Eric Stults, Robbie Erlin, John Danks, Chris Sale, and Jose Quintana all of the southpaw persuasion. In Detroit, they’ll see Drew Smyly on Wednesday night. With a 12-man hitting arsenal, the Indians currently house five hitters that...
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Calling out the worst of all NFL draft clichés

Leading up to an NFL draft, there are a lot of hackneyed conversations that will drive a fan absolutely crazy. It seems that some fans want to rely on simplistic rules to simplify the NFL draft for themselves. It’s a coping mechanism to help deal with the fact that most fans have do not possess nearly enough information to truly decide what their team needs or how they should...
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Good riddance, Cavs season: While We’re Waiting

Yet another uninspired crawl to the finish. We shouldn’t be surprised. This isn’t unique to the Cavaliers, necessarily. Teams in April playoff chases who get eliminated often coast to the end of the season. But just because it’s not surprising, it doesn’t make the end of this Cavaliers season any less disappointing. Above all else, that’s the word that defines this season...
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Head coach compared Bridgewater to fictional character. One in four it was Pettine.

Making it’s way around the internet on Monday is this story from Matt Miller, whose twitter handle is @NFLDraftScout and who is a lead contributor for Bleacher Report. The story is that an NFL head coach compared Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to… I present you with the greatest QB comparison ever. An AFC North coach compared Bridgewater to…Willie Beaman. I'm...
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Kyrie Irving continues to screw with Cavs fans

With less than a week remaining in the regular season, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving continues to play games with Cavalier fans who are concerned about the All-Star point guard’s future with the team. This past weekend, Irving vaguetweeted in a way that would make a teen girl blush out of admiration, putting the following tweet in quotes. "Jump over the fence…no regrets"...
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Could Teddy Bridgewater slide into Day 2 of NFL Draft?

  The pendulum appears to be swinging in the opposite direction—and quickly. It wasn’t long ago that mock drafts had the “Big 3″ quarterbacks all being selected within the first four picks. Today, headlines are screaming that not only will this not be the case, but one of the quarterbacks may not even be selected on the NFL Draft’s first day. Profootballtalk’s Michael...
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Photos: EA Sports in town getting Browns players “In the game”

Long snapper Christian Yount and newly signed defensive back Isaiah Trufant took to social media after getting their faces digitized for the upcoming edition of the Madden franchise- Madden 2015. The guys seemed to have gotten more than just their mugs pixelated. It looks like there was a goodie bag for each as well. Figures. The guys who have the money to blow on video games get...
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Clowney will not hold private workouts before NFL Draft

What’s the down side in not attending a draft prospects Pro Day? The Cleveland Browns may soon find out. In the wake of an injury sustained by Clemson’s Brandon Thomas, potential first-overall draft selection Jadveon Clowney will not be participating in any private workouts heading into May’s NFL Draft. ”He still will visit teams and interview with coaches and GMs,” writes...
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Browns adding former Bengal fullback Chris Pressley?

If Chris Pressley can return to form from a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season, he could be in for a treat in Cleveland. This town loves them some fullbacks. According to Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com (who by the way, does a really good job covering Browns news for the Beacon Journal) the Browns have signed the free agent fullback. Pressley was cut by the Bengals back in December...
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