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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Francona ... points to Tomlin in rotation for ALDS

Francona: Clevinger going to bullpen “to be a weapon.” Indians leaning toward 4-man rotation for ALDS.

Francona didn’t name the 4th starter, but sure points to Tomlin in rotation for ALDS, if Game 4 needed. Team still weighing Salazar’s role.

cmd600 Posted: September 24, 2017 at 05:51 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: genius, homers, indians, postseason

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Carlos Carrasco And Trevor Bauer’s Baseball Versions Of Their Cleveland Teammates, Ranked

What a fun team. I really, really hope these guys win it all if my team doesn’t.

Perry Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: art, hilarity, indians

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Trevor Bauer admitted this wasn’t the first time he ended a 22-game winning streak | MLB.com

With this additional info, it’s clear Terry Francona should be fired.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 16, 2017 at 11:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, trevor bauer

Royals stop Indians’ winning streak at 22 | MLB.com

You can let your kids outside again. The streak is over.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 16, 2017 at 07:34 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Indians defeat Tigers for 21st straight win | MLB.com

It’s Moneyball magic!

Jim Furtado Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:00 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Indians rout Tigers, winning streak hits 19 | MLB.com

The Indians keep winning.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 12, 2017 at 06:51 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, tigers

High odds against Dodgers, Indians streaks | MLB.com

Jim Furtado Posted: September 12, 2017 at 06:17 AM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, indians

Monday, September 11, 2017

Indians sweep Orioles, win 18th straight | MLB.com

Indians still can’t lose.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 11, 2017 at 06:19 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, orioles

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Indians extend winning streak to 17 games | MLB.com

Indians STILL CAN’T LOSE!

Jim Furtado Posted: September 10, 2017 at 07:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Indians shut out Orioles, up win streak to 16 | MLB.com

Indians still can’t lose.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 09, 2017 at 01:07 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, orioles

Friday, September 08, 2017

Indians win 15th straight, sweeping White Sox | MLB.com

Indians can’t lose.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 08, 2017 at 08:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Chicago’s Avisail Garcia and Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer fight over pitches - SBNation.com

As these things usually start, this one began on the diamond thanks to some disagreements over pitching preferences. Garcia, who has said this to pitchers before, thought that Bauer was being unfair with his pitch choices.

So Bauer told him to get back in the batter’s box and get ready to try to get a hit off of him again. Garcia struck out, after which Bauer told him to go sit down.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 05, 2017 at 02:33 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: avisail garcia, indians, trevor bauer, white sox

Monday, September 04, 2017

Tip drills: J-Ram hits 2 assisted HRs | MLB.com

Jose Ramirez is a hell of a good player. He got a little help on this homer, though.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 04, 2017 at 07:41 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, jose ramirez

Friday, September 01, 2017

The battle over the Chief Wahoo logo is finished. Now it’s time for the Indians to act – The Athletic

Rosenthal’s latest is outside the paywall.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 01, 2017 at 10:32 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, logos

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cleveland Indians sending catcher Francisco Mejia to Arizona Fall League to play third base | cleveland.com

Francisco Mejia is going to the Arizona Fall League to learn how to play third base.

GM Mike Chernoff says it’s not a position change, but the Indians want to see if they can make Mejia more versatile and thus more attractive to the big-league club. Think how Jose Ramirez developed into a big part of the Indians’ core and you’ve got a good bead on what the Indians envision for the switch-hitter Mejia.
...
Chernoff said Mejia will play only third base in Arizona. He added that he’s expected to play only third base in winter ball as well. Don’t read too much into that because the Indians aren’t fond of having their catchers go to winter ball strictly as catchers. They think it takes too much of a toll on the body.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 30, 2017 at 08:34 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco mejia, indians

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Indians hit five homers to power past Twins | MLB.com

Carlos Santana has been pretty, pretty good the last two months.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 16, 2017 at 08:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos santana, indians

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cleveland Indians ownership steps up, will players follow? Terry’s Talkin’—Terry Pluto | cleveland.com

Mired.

Since the All-Star break. Bradley Zimmer is batting .203 (.651 OPS).

In August, Zimmer is 0-for-22. He has been sitting out more games against lefty pitching as Francona doesn’t want to put too much pressure on the rookie.

A major difference between Frazier and Zimmer is the latter is a far superior outfielder, a huge upgrade in center field. He is 13-of-14 in stolen bases. While the 24-year-old rookie had a brain belch where he didn’t run out a pop up, he usually has impressed with his hustle.

Zimmer entered Sunday batting .257 (.745 OPS) with 8 HR and 38 RBI in 75 games. That he is struggling a bit lately should not be a surprise. Most young players have these slumps.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 15, 2017 at 08:49 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Indians acquire Jay Bruce for Minor Leaguer | MLB.com

The price for bats is pretty low this year.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 10, 2017 at 07:11 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, jay bruce, mets, trades

What Exactly Are the Mets Doing After Trading Jay Bruce to Cleveland?

The Mets’ side of the trade is where things get more interesting, and more curious. Yes, there was little need for Bruce in Queens, what with the Mets staggering toward a sub-.500 finish and having already traded away first baseman Lucas Duda and reliever Addison Reed before the July 31 deadline. And yes, Cleveland will pay Bruce’s entire remaining salary and, yes, he can become a free agent after the season.

However, New York could have made him a qualifying offer. The rules for free agent compensation have changed (again), but the short version is that because the Mets do not receive revenue sharing and are not expected to exceed the luxury tax threshold, the pick they would get if Bruce signed elsewhere would effectively come after the second round.

Would that pick be better than a 22 year old with a 4.55 ERA in 48 career professional games who was a position player in college just two years ago? We’ll never know. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said after trading Duda and Reed to the Rays and Red Sox, respectively, that the team needed bullpen help for next year and indeed, he got four relievers in those deals. Ryan is yet another reliever—he was a catcher and infielder at North Carolina before being drafted in the 30th round last year—but he’s far enough away from the majors that it seems unlikely he could help the team in 2018 the way A.J. Ramos, acquired from the Marlins last month, will.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 10, 2017 at 02:14 AM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, mets

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Must C: Jackson robs homer | MLB.com

They don’t get better than this.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2017 at 09:29 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: austin jackson, indians, red sox, video

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Why it was wise to keep Francisco Mejia—Terry Pluto | cleveland.com

Some of the best trades are the ones you don’t make.

11. Did you notice that Lucroy was traded by Texas to Colorado for ... get this ... a player to be named later! Heading towards free agency, Lucroy is batting .242 (.635 OPS) with four homers and 27 RBI. The two-time All-Star catcher had an awful season at a very bad time. Remember that Mejia, Yu Chang, Greg Allen and Scott Armstrong were all headed to Milwaukee in the deal for Lucroy last July. He vetoed it and was later traded to Texas.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 07:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Indians’ Danny Salazar is key to their playoff hopes | SI.com

While he might be the third starter in the rotation, Salazar is just as crucial to the Indians postseason prospects as Kluber and Carrasco. If the Indians are going to get past the rest of the AL pennant contenders, most notably the Astros, they’ll have to do it on the strength of their rotation. As good as Kluber and Carrasco are, it’s hard to see the Indians making it all the way through the AL gauntlet without a strong third starter. Salazar clearly has to be that starter.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 30, 2017 at 09:20 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: danny salazar, indians

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Friday, July 21, 2017

Cleveland Indians can’t waste a chance to keep fans engaged—Terry Pluto | cleveland.com

If a World Series appearance didn’t bring them back…

Northeast Ohio is waiting to fall back in love with baseball.

I’m not talking about the hardcore Indians fans. The are a loyal Tribe, celebrating and agonizing with their favorite team for 162 games.

I’m talking about the casual sports fan ... or perhaps, the fan who gave up on the Indians during the grim days of trading Cy Young Award winners and slashing payroll.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 21, 2017 at 10:18 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: indians

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Bradley Zimmer makes great catch in Detroit | MLB.com

Two “3-star plays”.

In a short amount of time, Zimmer has established himself as one of the game’s most promising young center fielders.

In addition to boasting the Indians’ hardest-hit ball since 2015 when Statcast™ was introduced (114.6 mph on May 30), Zimmer has the hardest-thrown outfield assist in the Majors this season (101.5 mph on June 18) and ranks third in baseball in Sprint Speed (29.8 feet per second). Now, Zimmer has a pair of 3-star plays (one diving catch to rob Mahtook in each of Saturday’s games) added to his impressive season.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 02, 2017 at 07:02 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bradley zimmer, indians

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