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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 18:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch during the second inning against the Houston Astros during their game at Minute Maid Park on September 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Salazar Demoted After Rough Start

After a month of telling you to ignore Spring Training stats, especially the amount of home runs allowed in the offense friendly Goodyear Ballpark, the Indians are telling you the opposite. Less than one day after saying that no one start will make or break a pitcher’s chance at the starting rotation, Danny Salazar has […]

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Potential 25 Man Roster of the Future (3/26/15)

We are ever closer to reducing to 25 men in camp as the most recent set of cuts brought the Indians to just 37 players left in Goodyear. There were definitely some surprises this time around as two players who were considered possibilities, Bruce Chen and C.C. Lee, were reassigned to minor league camp. There […]

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Finding A Scorebook Number For Jason Kipnis

There is an impending dilemma the Indians front office will face at some point before the All-Star break this season. It’s one that 29 other clubs wish they had and while the Tribe’s decision makers aren’t complaining, they are embracing the difficult decision ahead: What to do with second-baseman Jason Kipnis when prospect Fransisco Lindor […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians poses for a portrait at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Plan B for Bro: What Will the Indians Do Without Nick Swisher?

Through three full weeks of Spring Training there has been one notable absence from the Cleveland Indians daily line-up. Fans with good seats have been missing the bros and those in the berm have been missing the souvenirs as Nick Swisher is yet to see action in a single game. During practice he has participated […]

Miguel Cabrera (left) and Justin Verlander look to continue the team's success in 2015.

Central Showdown: Detroit Tigers

Few, if any, major league teams could deal with the loses that have hit the Tigers and still remain competitive. They might not be the best team in baseball this season-not after losing key players like Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter and Rick Porcello- but they are still going to be competitive. Here’s why. Detroit still […]

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 14:  T.J. House #58 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning  at Fenway Park on June 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Saved From Forclosure, House Gets Second Chance

While the news that Gavin Floyd will be out for most or all of the 2015 season is bad for the Indians as a team and as a business (he was guaranteed $4M), it did have a positive effect on one player, T.J. House. House was an integral part of the Indians rotation by the […]

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Central Show Down: Minnesota Twins

When Torii Hunter last played for the Twins, they were a Central Division heavyweight and opposing teams dreaded playing the scrappy team, particularly in the Metrodome. When he returns to the team he broke in with as a 21-year old outfielder this season, he’ll discover much has changed. The Twins have since relocated to Target […]

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First Cut 2015

One of the fun (for the fans) and valuable (for the players) aspects of Spring Training is that all members of the 40 man roster and many other minor leaguers are invited to Major League camp where they get to work with Major League trainers and coaches and play along side Major League players in […]

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First Cuts: Potential 25 Man Roster Update 3/18

The most recent update on the Indians 25 man roster includes two big losses due to injuries and ten lesser deletions due to the first round of cuts. From the original massive group, things are slightly more simple now with just 52 players left in camp. New additions and promotions are marked in green while […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 29: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians dives back into first base as Jeff Keppinger #7 of the Chicago White Sox takes the pick-off attempt during the second inning on June 29, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Perfect Machine: Improving the Pace of Play in Baseball. Part III

It has been noted that Major League Baseball is making an effort to improve the pace of play of games this upcoming season. Incoming commissioner Rob Manfred is making it a mandate that players, managers and umpires speed up the game to make it more enticing to the younger fan. Although the new rule changes […]

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The Perfect Machine: Improving The Pace Of Play In Baseball. Part II

An idea has taken root among baseball fans in the last 40 years that baseball is a kind of “perfect machine” which maintains its form and balance through it’s own internal system of checks and balances. It is a form of nostalgia and delight in knowing that after 150 years of professional baseball, third-basemen are […]

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Why The Spring is Just Long Enough

With 29 games games scheduled for Spring Training this year, when a lineup featuring Ryan Raburn hitting third, Destin Hood playing left field and Jerry Sands on an almost daily basis comes up, it is understandable that some fans may think the Spring is just a little too long. If every game is important, why […]

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Starting pticher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the San Diego Padres during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Central Showdown: Indians vs White Sox

After a second straight disappointing season in which they finished well below .500 (73-89), the Chicago White Sox were one of the most active teams in all of baseball this off-season, landing some of the biggest names in the process. The trade for Jeff Samardzija and the signings of David Robertson and Adam LaRoche will […]

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The perfect machine: Improving the pace of play in baseball. Part I

When Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred took over for the retiring Bud Selig this past off season, one aspect of the game he wanted to improve was the pace of play. In a February press conference, he stated: “The issue of attracting a younger audience and a pace of game is related… I have […]

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Can Zach Walters Play Third Base?

When the Indians traded for Zach Walters last year, it was a bit of a something for nothing trade. Asdrubal Cabrera was hurting the team through his defense more than he was helping offensively and Walters was the Nationals top power hitting prospect, so position didn’t really enter into it. During his short time during […]

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