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Ball Four – Jim Bouton

Quite possibly the most influential book written about baseball prior to Money Ball, Jim Bouton’s inside tale of his time with the upstart Seattle Pilots in 1969 was a controversial, never before seen look into the dugouts, locker rooms and bullpens of Major League Baseball. Since it was published in 1970, many other players have […]

How International Free Agents Killed Offense in Baseball

In the 1950′s baseball expanded without adding any new franchises. After going from 1903 to 1947 without dramatically increasing the talent pool and not adding any new teams the flood gates opened up adding at least 10% of the country’s baseball players back into that pool. While it started with just Jackie Robinson and Larry […]

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 […]

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 […]

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All-Time Indians: Ray Mack

Name: Raymond James Mack (nee Mlckovsky) Position: Second Base Tribe Time: 1938-1944, 1946 Number: 6 Accolades: 1940 All-Star, Top 20 MVP (1940) DOB: 08/31/1916 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1940) 146 530 60 150 21 5 12 69 51 77 4 […]

Mike Aviles

Should the Indians Exercise Aviles’ Option?

The Cleveland Indians will have a few hard decisions to make, regarding personnel and one of the first of these should involve Mike Aviles. Unlike all but one other member of the final 40 man roster for the Indians, Aviles is not officially under contract for the 2015 season. Rather, the super utility man has […]

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Many Nations, One Tribe

Most people know that the Cleveland Indians have been at the forefront of breaking barriers, especially when they added the first black American League baseball player to their roster in 1947. In addition to this, it was the Indians who brought the first Vietnamese, Swiss and Indonesian players into Major League baseball as well as […]

Biggest Holes to Fill in 2015 & a Shovel To Fill Them

With the end of the post-season fast approaching and with it, the advent of free agency and the beginning of the trading season. It is obvious that the Indians need help if they want to be a World Series contender in 2015 and not just a Wild Card contender, although where that help comes from […]

Indians in the Play-Offs? Round 2, 2014

ALCS Indians fans should be very familiar with the newly crowned American League Champions as the Kansas City Royals have largely kept the same squad together for the past few seasons. Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and the rest of the Blue Crew have finally succeeded where no other Central Division team was able to and […]

2014 Indians Leaders Graphic

Every season I come out with a graphic to recognize the Cleveland Indians statistical leaders and this is the one for 2014. Like in previous seasons, all the pictures were taken by myself, so the quality is not the greatest, but it is one of a kind. It is free to save onto your computer […]

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All-Time Indians: Hugh Daily

Name: Hugh Ignatious Daily Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1883, 1887 DOB: 07/17/47 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1883) 23 19 .548 2.43 45 43 40 4 378.2 360 102 5 99 171 1.21 .241 Career 27 31 .466 2.76 61 […]

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 […]

Early Potential 2015 Indians Line-Up

Placing the 2014 Indians season fully into the rear view mirror, this will be the initial look at next year’s team. While this is likely to change many times throughout the off-season as trades are made and free agents are signed, a starting point is needed to notice any changes that are made. As there […]

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All-Time Indians: David Justice

Name: David Christopher Justice Position: Hitter Tribe Time: 1997-2000 Number: 23     DOB: 04/14/1966 Accolades: 1997 All-Star, 1997 Silver Slugger, Top 15 MVP (1997, 2000) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1997) 139 495 84 163 31 1 33 101 80 […]

A Game-by-Game Kluber Retrospective

If there is any player from the 2014 that deserves a little more recognition for his efforts, it is Corey Kluber. A Cy Young candidate, Kluber completed one of the top 30 seasons as an Indians starter ever, one of the top 15 since 1940 and unquestionably the best since 1974. We’ve already concluded tallying […]

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