1. Trading Aces: Who Won the Cliff Lee-Roy Halladay Swap

    I was downright shocked to see the Philadelphia Phillies pull off the Roy Halladay trade. I figured that with Cliff Lee’s performance in the 2009 postseason, they were satisfied ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 4 years ago 316 reads 1 comments

  2. 2010 MLB Manifesto: How the Red Sox Run Baseball and Business

    It hit me at one point in the offseason that of the 30 teams in the game of baseball, there are a few teams that currently “get it” when it comes to running an organization, both short-term and long-term...

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  3. Players I Love: The Cerebral Bulldogs, Grant Balfour and Chris Perez

    You can’t go around the game and not find players that are just outright insane. Not just insane, but a tough man’s man that will get anyone that is a part of the male gender a little testosterone boost...

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  4. John McDonald and Matt Palmer: Players I Love, the Unheralded Backups

    There is no real glory in being a backup, but somebody has to do it. Most backups are unappreciated—typically role players, hitters or pitchers on the team, backups are designed to do one job and one job only...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 4 years ago 148 reads 1 comments

  5. Players I Love: The Humbled Studs:Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Coghlan

    While I tend to gravitate towards the players in the game that don’t get big time recognition, I still find a place in my heart for people who do...

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  6. Players I Love: Denard Span and Adam Rosales Make the All-Effort Team

    “If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.” Players who live by this Ricky Henderson quote play the game like nobody else...

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  7. Players I Love: Franklin Gutierrez and Nyjer Morgan Are Defensive Studs

    How do you truly measure defense in Major League Baseball? Some of the greatest defensive players to play the game have taken home numerous Rawlings Gold Gloves...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 4 years ago 271 reads 4 comments

  8. Month of Baseball: A Complete Schedule and Overview

    I feel like I have a few months to make up for, don’t you? Sure the hot stove league is a season in itself, but after months of baseball withdrawal, I’m ready to make up for all of it in one month...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 4 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  9. Cleveland Indians 2010 Lineup: Why Cabrera, Sizemore Swap Is No Big Deal

    Days after announcing his first big surprise about Russell Branyan being his primary starter at first base, Manny Acta stirred the pot once again...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 4 years ago 891 reads 16 comments

  10. Cleveland Indians 2010 Spring Training Primer

    Officially, pitchers and catchers were to report Sunday at the Indians' complex in Arizona. Unofficially, just about the entire team is already there...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 642 reads 0 comments

  11. Russell Branyan Signing: A Bargain of Confusion for the Cleveland Indians

    For the first time that I can remember in the Mark Shapiro-era of the Cleveland Indians, the team might have actually made a sound free agent signing that didn't involve the term "low-risk...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 336 reads 11 comments

  12. Cleveland Indians' Five Hottest Spring Training Questions

    It's been a rather quiet offseason for the Cleveland Indians on a national scale, but that doesn't mean there haven't been rumblings about the Tribe since the end of October...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 453 reads 6 comments

  13. A Wild Decade of Cleveland Indians Baseball

    The past ten years of Cleveland Indians baseball has been a wild ride. As fans living in the present its hard to call upon some memories of the past to put the present into perspective...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 912 reads 7 comments

  14. Good Luck Chuck: Brewer's Lofgren Looking To Break In

    Major League Baseball's Rule V Draft can be seen as both an opportunity for some players and a total pain in the ass for some teams. For Chuck Lofgren, it is most definitely an opportunity...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 418 reads 0 comments

  15. December Exchange: Shapiro Making Calculated Winter Moves for Tribe

    In the MLB, the months of November and December are probably most looked at for the big name signings or the blockbuster trades that occur, thanks to the winter meetings...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  16. Akron Football Hoping for a Leader in New Head Coach Rob Ianello

    Akron football fans may be a tad bit puzzled as to who exactly their new head coach is. When the words "Notre Dame" come up, some are hoping that the Zips have hired former head coach of the Irish, Charlie Weis...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  17. Bowl Matchups Robbing Us of Progress (And It's Not a Playoff Problem)

    Every year people root for chaos within a system they believe doesn't do them justice in determining who should play for the highest achievement in all of college football. Many don't want to hear it, but they've been steered wrong in their thinking...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 320 reads 25 comments

  18. Cleveland Indians: Sizemore's Blunder Helping Or Hurting Image?

    It's the quiet ones that you never suspect. If you asked who is the least likely on the Cleveland Indians to be involved in any sort of public situation unrelated to baseball, Grady Sizemore would probably the last person I'd think of...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 5 years ago 1,055 reads 11 comments

  19. Sandy Alomar Returns: Manny Acta and the Tribe Throw Fans a Bone

    Conducting his second television interview in as many days, Manny Acta sat on the set of All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan knowing full well he was about to drop a bombshell...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 373 reads 5 comments

  20. Cleveland's New Act: Manny Acta Was the Best Choice For the Tribe

    Mark Shapiro and Manny Acta won't win many popularity contests together in the city of Cleveland, but that doesn't mean they can't be a match made in heaven...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 242 reads 13 comments

  21. A Case for Torey Lovullo Heading the Cleveland Indians

    You could say that things are going ahead of schedule for Cleveland and their search for a new manager. So much so, Mark Shapiro may add one or two more final candidates...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 236 reads 0 comments

  22. A Case for Bobby Valentine Heading the Cleveland Indians

    Chiba Lotte's fans wanted Bobby Valentine back in Japan for yet another year. Chiba Lotte management didn't want to pay him...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  23. A Case for Don Mattingly Heading the Cleveland Indians

    With the Dodgers chances of advancing to the World Series dwindling with every loss, the chances of the Indians getting their hands on Don Mattingly increase...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 312 reads 3 comments

  24. Cleveland Indians: A Case for Manny Acta Heading the Tribe

    With the League Championship Series halfway through, the self-imposed deadline of installing a manager into the Cleveland Indians dugout is looming...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 211 reads 8 comments

  25. The Cleveland Indians Should Target These Chief Managerial Candidates

    With Eric Wedge's ousting in Cleveland, Mark Shapiro has to use this October and find himself a new skipper. Shapiro plans to have a replacement in by the end of the World Series, but he's ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 794 reads 12 comments