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All-Time Indians: Jack O’Connor

Name: John Joseph O’Connor Position: Catcher/Outfielder Nick Name: Peach Pie     Tribe Time: 1892-1898 DOB: 06/02/66 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1893) 96 384 72 110 23 1 4 75 29 12 29 .341 .383 .286 .724 Career 714 2760 402 […]

What the Francona Extension Means to You

The Indians have just announced a two year extension for Terry Francona, despite the fact that he was still under contract through 2016. The exact financial details of the deal are not available, but it can expected to be similar to his last contract signed with Cleveland. In addition to covering the 2017 and 2018 […]

Play-Offs That Could Have Been

The Indians have had varied degrees of success and failure during their long history and most fans know the big years (1920, 1948, 1954, 1995-1999, 2001 and 2007) and readily assume that the years in between were all disappointments. While the Indians were unable to make the post-season in 2014 despite more play-off teams than […]

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All-Time Indians: David Riske

Name: David Richard Riske Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1999, 2001-2005 Number: 54 Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2003) 2 2 .500 2.30 68 17 8 13 74.2 52 19 9 20 82 0.97 .189 Career 17 12 .586 3.55 287 […]

Cleveland’s Forgotten Championship

With the World Series come and gone again, it brings up memories of the Indians past great contests. Of these, the Indians have won just two 1948 and 1920 of which Tribe fans should be well versed. It is often commented on the city’s tragic lack of world titles with the last coming in 1964 […]

The Ramifications of Bringing Back Mike Aviles

The Cleveland Indians decided yesterday to accept the $3.5M option of Mike Aviles, bringing back the utility infielder for the 2015 season. There was a $250K buyout, so it was a real cost of just $3.25M as the first quarter million was already sunk. While in the initial look at the situation, it looked as […]

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Top Ten Indians Batteries

There are no players on the baseball field that touch the ball more often than the pitcher and the catcher as the battery is the center of the entire game. Every once in awhile, a superior pitcher matches up with an incredible catcher and the results are magical. Listed below are the best combinations of […]

Circling the Central: Free Agent Edition

With the World Series ended and the Central Division still without a title since 2005 it is just about time for free agency. Already, thanks to the new rule that makes formal filing for free agency irrelevant, we know exactly which players (barring those with options) are going to be available for purchase this Winter. […]

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All-Time Indians: Dick Porter

Name: Richard Twilley Porter Position: Right Field Nick Name: Wiggles Number: 2 Tribe Time: 1929-1934 DOB: 12/30/1901 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1930) 119 480 100 168 43 8 4 57 55 31 3 3 50% .420 .498 .350 .918 […]

Not Quite Royalty, Giants Reign

Thanks to quite possibly the greatest post-season by a single pitcher in baseball history, the Giants have won their third World Series in the past five years. The MVP, Madison Bumgarner pitched in three of the seven games, throwing 21 innings and allowing just a single run. When he finished Tim Hudson’s game seven start, […]

Should the Indians Extend Corey Kluber?

The Indians have a lot of decisions to make this off-season, but unlike those have discussed considering Mike Aviles, Lonnie Chisenhall, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin, any decision about Kluber will be a positive one. While those other players have to be evaluated as to whether they will even be on the team in 2015, […]

What To Do About Josh Tomlin & Zach McAllister

Among the roster decisions to make this season, two of the hardest will be the starting pitchers turned reliever in 2014, Josh Tomlin and Zach McAllister. Like already done with Lonnie Chisenhall and Mike Aviles and as will be continued with Corey Kluber, Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and Carlos Carrasco in the coming weeks, we will […]

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All-Time Indians: Jim Kern

Name: James Lester Kern Position: Closer Tribe Time: 1974-1978, 1986 Number: 34 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (1977-1978) DOB: 03/15/1949 Stats W L W% ERA G SV SVO S% IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1976) 10 7 .588 2.38 50 15 16 94% 117.2 91 31 2 50 111 1.20 .206 […]

Why Corey Kluber Should Win the Cy Young

Unlike the voting for the AL MVP, Cy Young voting has tended to be based on more legitimate stats over recent seasons than in the past. For example, the pitcher who won in 2010 won just 13 decisions and was on a team that did not make the play-offs. That year, Felix Hernandez, lead the […]

Why Michael Brantley Should Win the MVP

We already covered which players could be up for significant post-season awards this year, but two of those players deserve some extra consideration, Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber. Brantley should be a candidate for an outfield Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, the AL MVP and Hank Aaron Award. This will just focus on his attempt for […]

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