1. The Problem: Luis Valbuena's Horrific Offense

    THE SUBJECT - Luis Valbuena, also known as Baby Louie. Luis Valbuena came over to Cleveland in the three-way deal with with the Mets and Mariners that sent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle and J...

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  2. Believe The Hype: Carlos Santana Comes Better Than Advertised

    It was a mild Saturday evening for a Cleveland Indians baseball game. It was the night after Carlos Santana's much anticipated debut in Cleveland and the day before the Strasmas holiday hit Progressive Field, Strasmas Eve if you will...

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  3. The Baseball Cluster: Ken Griffey Jr. Sleeping and Trey Hillman Packing

    THE MEAT OF THE ORDER Every week there are three things I deem to be really important. It's kind of like the "meat" of my lineup. This week, there is only two because my DH is on the disabled list...

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  4. The Problem: Grady Sizemore's Power Production

    Welcome back to this running series on the Cleveland Indians titled, "The Problem," where we examine one issue surrounding the current club. Although there is probably more than one problem with the Indians, you have to fix one issue at a time...

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  5. The Baseball Cluster: The "Unwritten but Often Spoken of" Rules of Baseball

    THE MEAT OF THE ORDER Every week there are three things I deem to be really important. It's kind of like the "meat" of my lineup. This week, there is only two because my DH is on the disabled list...

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  6. The Problem: Cleveland Indians Slugger Matt LaPorta's Scuffling Offense

    Welcome to a series on the Cleveland Indians entitled "The Problem" where we examine one issue surrounding the current club. Although there is probably more than one problem with the Indians, you have to fix issue at a time...

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  7. The Baseball Cluster: Affect Albert Pujols? You Can't Affect Pujols!

    THE MEAT OF THE ORDER Every week there are three things I deem to be really important. It's kind of like the "meat" of my lineup. This week, there is only two because my DH is on the disabled list...

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  8. April in Review: Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta certainly didn't get off to the start he and his club were hoping for. After years of rough April outings, there was hope things under Acta would change...

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  9. Are the Cleveland Indians the Most Hated MLB Franchise? Don't Be So Shocked

    If you are regular user of the social networking site Facebook, you will have almost undoubtedly noticed the change over from "Becoming a Fan" of a page to "Liking" it. Right now, 152,462 people like the Cleveland Indians...

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  10. The Baseball Cluster: A-Rod's Book of Unwritten Rules

    THE MEAT OF THE ORDER Every week there are three things I deem to be really important. It's kind of like the "meat" of my lineup. 1. Plummeting attendance should be a concern. The attendance issues in baseball are real people...

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  11. Focused Fausto: Tribe's Fausto Carmona Has Become a New Pitcher

    After allowing just two walks all spring, it took Fausto Carmona two hitters to equal that number in his first start of 2010...

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  12. The Baseball Cluster: Ubaldo Jimenez's No-Hitter and 20 Innings of Pain

    THE MEAT OF THE ORDER Every week there are three things I deem to be really important. It's kind of like the "meat" of my lineup. 1. Ubaldo Jimenez throws first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies’ history...

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  13. The Baseball Cluster: Jason Heyward Bringing Hope and Tim Lincecum's Hat

    If you've read my writing over the past two-plus years here at Bleacher Report , you probably know two things about me. I love baseball and I'm incredibly long-winded...

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  14. 2010 MLB Predictions: Rankings, Standings, and Awards

    How do you decide which division in Major League Baseball is the best? Last year, I attempted to do this and went as far as ranking the divisions, from worst to first. My pick for best team was unpopular, and I’m here to say I was wrong...

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  15. 2010 MLB Division Previews: NL West

    They’re not as bad as you thought! Last year, the National League West was a bit of a punching bag, quite like the American League Central is this season...

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  16. 2010 MLB Division Previews: American League Central

    Last year, I pegged the Central division in the American League as one of the better divisions in baseball, because I thought they were the deep. How things have changed after just one year...

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  17. Who's Your 25? Manny Acta Set To Finalize Indians Roster

    Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta has earmarked Thursday as the day he will end all position battles and decide on a 25-man roster...

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  18. 2010 MLB Division Previews: National League East

    Despite having the World Series Champions of 2008 in the division, I very much thought that the NL East was there for the taking last season. It wouldn’t be easy, but it was winnable for four teams in my mind...

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  19. 2010 MLB Division Previews: American League West

    Like the American League East, I expect the West to be much of a three-horse race. You've got three clubs that could all win the division and would all be decent playoff teams if they did so, because everything would have come together...

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  20. A List of Ifs for the Cleveland Indians 2010 Season

    Some say that "play ball" is the greatest phrase in baseball. While I would tend to agree, there is another phrase that carries equal greatness in the game. "If...

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  21. 2010 MLB Division Previews: National League Central

    Like its American League counterpart, the National League Central is considered to be much of a wide-open race. The one difference is they've got more of a legitimate favorite that could very well go deep into the playoffs...

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  22. 2010 MLB Division Previews: American League East

    The American League East is widely regarded as the toughest division in baseball and this year, that may hold true more than ever. The division boasts the last three AL representatives in the World Series, including two of the last three winners...

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  23. 2010 MLB Manifesto: Scattered Thoughts About the Upcoming Season

    I might as well get this initial statement out of the way, first and foremost. There is no greater sport than the game of baseball. There, I said it...

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  24. 2010 MLB Manifesto: How Scott Boras May Be Losing His Touch

    What in the wide world happened to Johnny Damon this offseason? And even to a lesser extent, Felipe Lopez. When I originally started to type this feature up, I was almost sure Scott Boras was going to royally jam Damon into the corner...

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  25. 2010 MLB Manifesto: What To Believe About Winter League Performances

    How much stock should we take into performances from the off-season winter leagues? I think it becomes a question of merit when you have someone that is downright dominating...

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