Second Thoughts Game #106: Mariners 5, Indians 2

The Cleveland Indians lost to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night by a score of 5-2. The offense continued its inconsistent ways and Trevor Bauer lost his string of four consecutive quality starts and gave up more earned runs (five) than he had in any start in his reassuring 2014 campaign. This game seemed out of reach given the 5-0 lead compiled by the Mariners, but it was similarly...
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Mariners 5, Indians 2: Tribe slide continues, the time to sell may be upon us

The non-waiver trade deadline is just a day away and the Cleveland Indians are what their record says they are. After Tuesday night’s 5-2 home loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Wahoos are 52-54, two games below .500. Just five games out of the second Wild Card spot, yes, but there are now four teams in front of them; six if you include the Blue Jays and Angels who hold the Wild...
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The Glass is Half Something—Random Thoughts from July

“Some people hope for a miracle cure; Some people just accept the world as it is.” -Billy Joel TRADE TALK: The next line of the previously quoted song, which is titled An Innocent Man, is “But I’m not willing to lay down and die.”  In the Indians case, I’m not so sure that that should be their approach.  Just about one year ago, I examined the Indians chances of making...
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Sizing up Santana and Uniform Notes …While We’re Waiting

I found this piece by Ben Lindberg to be interesting. Carlos Santana may be the subject that started the thought process, but I thought the concept was fun. We really can explain away anything that we couldn’t predict. Here’s the money paragraph- “Maybe early-season Santana’s swing was off. Maybe his position switch really was messing with his mind. (He hasn’t played third...
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'Caucasians' t-shirt trolls Indians logo, selling like crazy on reservation

In an attempt to raise awareness about the Cleveland Indians' use of the Chief Wahoo logo, the Toronto Star recently came across the following t-shirt design, which is an obvious jab at the Indians nickname.As you can see, the logo features the word "Caucasians" with the logo of Chief Wahoo altered to reflect a dollar sign dressed as headwear.Apparently, the t-shirt...
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'Caucasians' T-shirt satirizing Cleveland Indians' logo a big seller: Report

A popular item in Canada this summer on Ontario First Nations’ reserves is a T-shirt with the lettering “Caucasians” and an altered version of Chief Wahoo, the grinning, much-derided mascot of the Cleveland Indians team.The Caucasians' version of the logo shows a big-toothed, blond-haired man with a dollar sign as a headdress below a bat and ball. The T-shirt's design...
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Today in Tribe History: July 30, 1971

The Indians, with a 42-61 record, fire manager Alvin Dark. Johnny Lipon takes over, but the team will go 18-41 the rest of the season.
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Bauer struggles lead to Mariners 5-2 win over Indians

CLEVELAND—It’s always good to take advantage of what’s in front of you. Seattle and third baseman Kyle Seager did just that against an Indians team which continues its search for consistency. Back at Progressive Field Tuesday for the first time in over two weeks Tuesday, the Mariners took down the Tribe, 5-2, in what became Trevor Bauer’s worst start of the season. The right...
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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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Indians clubhouse unfazed as trade deadline approaches

CLEVELAND -- Asdrubal Cabrera was trading jokes with Roberto Perez, Justin Masterson was discussing his next start and Terry Francona was on his usual even keel. If anyone in the Indians clubhouse was feeling stressed with the trade deadline two days away, they weren't showing it. "I've been on ballclubs where everyone takes a deep breath when the day is over whether...
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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians Could Deal Cabrera or Masterson

The Cleveland Indians are in a tough spot. At 52-53, they are in the mix for a playoff berth. Cool Standings gives them a 24 percent chance of reaching the playoffs. However, most of that is tied to a second wild card berth. There’s very little chance of catching the Detroit Tigers, so at best they would be playing the Los Angeles Angels or Oakland Athletics on the road...
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Indians could move Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera

Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America With both Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera set to become free agents at the end of the season the Cleveland Indians could look to move both players. Buster Olney of ESPN writes that others believe that the Indians are ready to move both Cabrera and Masterson. Perception of the Indians continues to be that they are ready to move...
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RubberDucks Notebook: Gonzalez brings "energy" to Akron

Week Review The RubberDucks (59-51) were swept by at Richmond in a battle of the Eastern League Western division that gave the Flying Squirrels some breathing room at the top. Akron continued their road trip by splitting a four-game set with the Reading Fightin Phils, and the team began a series with the Bowie Baysox on Monday night with a loss, 12-4. The week was highlighted by...
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Gonzalez Has Big Shoes to Fill at Akron

With some big shoes to fill, Erik Gonzalez is up for the challenge of replacing top prospect Francisco Lindor at Double-A Akron. Lindor was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on July 21, and Gonzalez was in Akron the next day. After spending most of the first part of the season in High-A Carolina, Gonzalez is going to slide right into the lineup and be the everyday shortstop in Akron...
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A father and son's view on the Indians at the trade deadline

With the trade deadline approaching, there are many opinions and thoughts about what the Indians should do, or not do. Presented below are just two opinions of many, that of my Dad and I, on several topics facing the team right now. Should the Indians be buyers or sellers at the Trade Deadline? Dad: I think that the Indians have to be buyers. They’re just four games out right now...
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Indians implementing analytics to study attendance issues

The Cleveland Indians were in the postseason a year ago and are seeing attendance numbers continue to fall on a year-over-year basis. Despite two bouts of October baseball in the last seven seasons, they’re certain to finish outside baseball’s top 20 in attendance for the 12th consecutive year. Alas, the team is taking their use of advanced analytics and implementing a formula...
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After an offseason of change, Cloyd finally feels comfort

Through his first eight appearances of the season, Triple-A Columbus starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd struggled to a 1-3 record with a 6.38 ERA.  He led the league with eight home runs given up and opponents were hitting .330 off of him. The poor performance came in the wake of Indians picking Cloyd up on outright waivers from the Phillies organization last September.  But he had...
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Around the Farm: July 28, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, High-A Carolina was off on Monday. Dorssys Paulino (LF, Lake County): 2-for-3, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI. Paulino was the hero in the first game of the doubleheader with a walkoff three...
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Tribe’s a Winner When it Comes to Deals with Seattle

In the 1980s, the Cavaliers had an alarming tendency to make terrible trades. They were so bad at it, in fact, that at one point, the NBA Commissioner stepped in to approve any trade. Many teams benefitted from the Cavs’ front office ineptitude, with Dick Motta going so far as to say, “I was afraid to go to lunch for fear I’d miss a call from Cleveland.” Given their history...
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Carlos Santana named AL Player of the Week

Carlos Santana was feeling it over the last week. So much that there was little question as to who would win the American League Player of the Week. Santana was in a class of his own over the past week. He was the star of an otherwise dull and disappointing road swing for the Indians. Santana put on a one-man hitting clinic. Santana left little doubt in the Player of the Week conversation...
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Baseball Profcast: Santana Finally On Top?

In Episode 102, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: What to do with the Oakland’s CF injuries The battle between Carlos Santana and Jonathan Lucroy for 2014′s best fantasy catcher Whether...
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Indians “very willing” to trade Justin Masterson

The Cleveland Indians’ season isn’t going according to plan I wouldn’t say. At the same time when they failed to reach a deal with Masterson and pay him as much money as he wanted to be paid, maybe they knew what they were doing. Masterson has struggled mightily this season – his last under contract with the Indians. Masterson was thought to be seeking $17 million per season...
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BTS Player of the Week – Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana

By Anthony Weber Player of Week- Carlos Santana (7/21-7/27) Carlos Santana’s 2014 season could have been summed up as dismal and a bitter disappointment for the Cleveland Indians; at least that was the circumstance up until last week.  In 88 games played spanning from Opening Day to July 20th, Santana had a .204 batting average, .380 slugging percentage and a .728 OPS.  All three...
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Source: Indians 'actively trying to trade' Justin Masterson

Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson is currently on the disabled list and won't be activated until this Friday, which is a day after the July 31 trade deadline. Even with Masterson hurt, the Indians are "very willing" to trade him, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.The Indians are "open for business" and are "actively trying to trade"...
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Carlos Santana named AL Player of the Week

For the first time since September of 2000, the Indians have back-to-back American League Players of the Week. In what should come as no surprise, Carlos Santana received the honor on Monday after he batted .556 (15 for 27) with three doubles, six home runs and 10 RBI. He had multi-homer games on Friday and Sunday against the Royals, becoming the first Indians player to do that as...
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