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Indians Trade Winds May Become Gusty this Winter

After three weeks of reflection on the Cleveland Indians and their disappointing 2014 season, it’s time to move on. While the World Series enters Game 3 this evening, the Tribe is just about a week away from kicking off their offseason. And while the defense was horrendous, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn underachieved for the second straight season and the acquisition of John Axford...
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Around the Farm: October 23, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Here is...
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Today In Tribe History: October 24, 1995

Designated hitter Eddie Murray walks the Indians off a winner in the bottom of the eleventh inning as Cleveland defeats the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, to win their first World Series game since 1948. The Indians take a 2-1 lead in the first on an RBI-triple from Omar Vizquel and an RBI-groundout from Carlos Baerga off of Atlanta’s John Smoltz. They pad the lead in the third on back-to...
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2014 Indians Rule 5 Draft eligibles

The Rule 5 Draft is about seven weeks away, but here is a current up-to-date listing showing the eligible Indians' minor leaguers for the 2014 Draft which will take place on December 11, 2014. Almost 50 players are eligible and the IBI's Tony Lastoria shares them all...
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Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes finalists for Gold Glove Award

How much do advanced analytics or team-wide defensive struggles factor in to Gold Glove nominations? Not as much as one would think as Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley and catcher Yan Gomes have been named as finalists for the 2014 award at their respective positions. The team’s press release touts Gomes has having only committed three errors in his final 55 games...
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Two Indians finalists for Gold Gloves

The Indians led the majors in errors this season but have two finalists for Rawlings Gold Gloves. Rawlings announced on its Twitter account on Thursday that Yan Gomes is a finalist at catcher and Michael Brantley is a finalist in left field in the American League. Gomes started 121 games at catcher and caught 27 runners stealing, which was third most in the Majors and led the American...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tony Awards: Pitcher of the Year

Today we continue the IBI’s year-end awards with the announcement of the Pitcher of the Year. This award goes to the starting pitcher in the Indians organization that had the best year from a performance perspective, not necessarily from a prospect standing. Last year, right-handerDanny Salazar won this award and the year before that Corey Kluber won it, so there has been some...
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2014 Indians winter ball assignments

Here is a current listing of players from the Indians’ organization participating in winter ball this offseason. This is not a complete list as it will undoubtedly change over the course of winter ball as players who started the season finish play in mid-November and new players come on board after that. Also, once the World Series is over and the MLB offseason officially gets...
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Bringing Victor Home

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. In 1996, the Indians signed a young catcher out of Venezuela...
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Around the Farm: October 22, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Here is...
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Today In Tribe History: October 23, 1997

Three runs in the ninth inning are not enough, as the Florida Marlins edge out the Cleveland Indians by an 8-7 final in the last game of the season at Jacobs Field. The Marlins take a 3-2 World Series lead over the Indians as the series returns to Miami. The Indians score four in the second and third innings to overcome an early two run deficit, thanks to an RBI-single by Sandy Alomar...
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Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw win Walter Johnson Award

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has announced that Corey Kluber barely edged out Felix Hernandez for the American League Walter Johnson Award and that Clayton Kershaw won every vote for the National League award.The official ballot of the General Chapter of the BBA (made up of writers who write generally about baseball and not about one particular team or area) had...
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Why is Cleveland Not a Tribe Town?

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015. It’s a concept that fans and media alike have discussed to no end. It’s been beaten into...
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Today In Tribe History: October 22, 1997

The Cleveland Indians knot up their series with the Florida Marlins at two wins a piece with a strong 10-3 victory. It marks the second straight game that the Indians score in double digits after a 14-11 loss in Game 3 of the World Series. The Indians jump out to an early 6-0 lead after three innings and made the advantage stand up behind a strong showing from rookie right-hander...
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Going for the Gold, The Silver & Everything Else

It is hard to rate the Indians 2014 season successful or unsuccessful, largely because the quality of the players involved and the disappointing finish of the team as a whole. When a team has such talented players who stand out, as Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber did this year, the accolades shouldn’t be far behind and the Indians have a chance to bring home a lot of hardware...
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Around the Farm: October 21, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. ARIZONA...
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Cleveland Rumors: Nick Swisher will return

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher had surgery on both knees in August, putting an end to his dud of a 2014 season. Nevertheless, with two years and $30 million still owed on his four-year $56 million contract, he isn't going anywhere, according to Jackson Alexander of MLB.com.#492505095 / gettyimages.comAfter an above-average but not great first season with Cleveland...
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Indians ask fans about Wahoo, popular players in survey

It’s that time of year again and the Cleveland Indians want to know what their fans and season ticket holders think. Not a lot of surprising questions, per usual. The Indians once again asked about all their various uniforms and Chief Wahoo himself. They also asked for a ranking of the top five Cleveland Indians, which makes sense. One slight wrinkle though: They included manager...
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Chasing Detroit

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015. A few years ago, everyone was quoting the line that closed the viral “Cleveland Tourism Video”...
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Should the Indians Extend Lonnie Chisenhall?

Of the many roster decisions the Indians will have to make this off-season, perhaps the player with the biggest range of possibilities is Lonnie Chisenhall. Going into 2014, Chisenhall was entering his fourth Major League season with a career line of .244/.284/.411 and just 23 home runs and 74 RBI, but he added another 13 homers and 59 RBI with a line of .280/.343/.427. This was...
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Around the Farm: October 20, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Venezuela...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A deeper look into the numbers for the Indians

Despite missing the playoffs the Cleveland Indians made some great strides in 2014 and have expanded on an already promising young core of players. I wanted to dive deep into the numbers to find out where the Indians can improve knowing they have limited money to work with.  With arbitration cases and natural raises the Indians will be on the books for somewhere between $70-75 million...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tony Awards: Biggest Breakthrough

Today we continue the IBI postseason awards with the announcement of the Biggest Breakthrough in the minors.  This award goes to the player who may not have been as highly touted coming into the season on prospect lists, but by the end of the season is definitely on the prospect map going into next season. Here are the 2014 Tony Awards so far: Rookie of the Year:  Bobby BradleyDefensive...
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Tomlin and McAllister Out of Options, Perhaps Out of Tribe’s Pitching Staff

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015. Josh Tomlin and Zach McAllister represent essentially all of the starting pitching depth the...
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Indians altering conditioning plan for Jason Kipnis

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis put up the worst full-season numbers of his brief major league career this past season, finishing with a .240/.310/.330 slash line with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 555 plate appearances. He suffered from an oblique injury in April and a hamstring injury in September, but neither fully explained how far his numbers had fallen....
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