1. Scott Lewis Wins Spot in Indians' Rotation, Slated to Throw Home Opener

    In a mild surprise, left hander Scott Lewis has been named the final spot open in the starting rotation for the Cleveland Indians...

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  2. Sowers to the Minors, LaPorta & Brantley Re-Assigned

    It seems to be a two man race for the final spot in the rotation, as lefty Jeremy Sowers was optioned to Triple A Columbus. The Vanderbilt grad pitched alright, posting a 4.91 ERA in 14 2/3 innings of work...

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  3. Can the Indians Really Depend on the Pen?

    Recent reports out of Goodyear have not been kind to Japanese import Masa Kobayashi. He currently is sporting a 14.40 ERA in five innings of work. Coupled with Easy Ed Mujica's 12...

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  4. Heavy Rotation: Cleveland Indians' 2009 Starting Staff

    With still three weeks to go until the start of the 2009 MLB season, the Cleveland Indians seem to have one glaring weakness heading into the games that count for real: starting pitching...

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  5. Tales from the Teepee: Julio Franco

    Special to the TTO Back in the day at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium, you could count on three things while sitting in the stands: John Adams’s drum, the troughs in the bathroom, ...

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  6. Down on the Cleveland Indians' Farm: Luis Valbuena

    While technically still in big league camp, newly acquired Cleveland Indians second baseman Luis Valbuena will be starting off the 2009 season as a member of the Columbus Clippers...

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  7. Cleveland Indians Desert Diagnosis

    The Cleveland Indians finally were able to keep an opposing team under 4 runs in beating the Chicago White Sox 9-4 today. I was able to watch this game via mlb.com and here were some random thoughts from the game...

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  8. Fun in the Sun For the Cleveland Indians

    Since the Indians will still not be on STO for another three weeks, I found some clips of the Wigwammers in action.This first clip is of the Mar. 3 game against the Royals, first inning (Trevor Crowe, Jamey Carroll, Jhonny Peralta, and Ryan Garko)...

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  9. Future Heroes: Cleveland Indians Minor Leaguers Show Promise

    The more I watch the Cleveland Indians' minor league position players (Beau Mills pictured left) compete this spring training, the more I have become impressed...

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  10. Team USA-Sizemore Conspiracy? Something to "Choo" On

    Tribe centerfielder Grady Sizemore was a late scratch from Team USA'd World Baseball Classic roster. A mysterious groin injury occurred last Thursday, and Sizemore and the Indians came ...

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  11. Cactus Action

    With the Tribe already completing their 7th spring training game and STO not showing a match up until the end of March, I decide to put up some of the game action from last weeks' Diamonbacks game...

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  12. Are we talking about Practice?

    Spring Training is a time where everyone's team has a shot to win a division. Having scene with my own eyes the Indians running the bases and firing baseballs aroung the diamond, I can assure you of one thing...

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  13. Spring Training Reflections: Matt Laporta

    Last Thursday, Matt LaPorta hit his first Spring Training home run against Arizona Diamondbacks starter Dan Haren. Is this a sign of a future Manny Ramirez or Russell Branyan? That is what February and March baseball provides the fan, hope or skepticism.

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  14. Sal Fasano Flashback

    In anticipation of 2009, I wanted to share a few quick photos from the late September game against Detroit where Fausto Carmona beat the crap out of Gary Sheffield...

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  15. Andy Marte Gone, Tribe Trades for Reliever Juan Salas

    With all of the trade talk involving another Cleveland team today, it was the Indians who pulled the trigger on a deal. The Indians obtained 30-year-old right handed reliever Juan Salas from the Tampa Bay Rays...

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  16. Meet the Tribe: The Cleveland Indians' Position Players

    Tribe No. 1 Prospect Carlos Santana (pictured right) seems ready for another Tribe preview, so here goes... And now, the much anticipated Part Two Position Player version of Meet the Tribe! ...

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  17. Meet the Tribe: Cleveland Indians Pitching

    Every year, I watch spring training and see numbers in the 60's and 70's on the uniforms of my favorite ball club, the Cleveland Indians, and have no clue who they are. This year, I have put an end to that...

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  18. Cleveland Indians' Three Burning Questions

    In celebration of the various lists, previews, and breakdowns circulating around the Internet concerning the 2009 MLB season, Tribe Times has decided to jump into the fray...

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  19. New Leadoff Hitter for the Tribe?

    Don't be surprised to see the first player paying dividends received in the CC Sabathia trade for the Indians in 2009 isn't USA Baseball Olympian Matt Laporta...

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  20. Winter Press tour Sandusky Style

    I was able to attend the Indians Winter Caravan on Monday at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio where David Huff, Ryan Garko, Derek Shelton, and Matt Underwood answered the fans questions, signed some autographs, and met the fans...

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  21. Eric Wedge Answers the Cleveland Indians Fans

    I was lucky enough to attend a Cleveland Indians season ticket holder Town Hall event held at Westlake High School on Tuesday...

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  22. Is Pavano coming to Cleveland?

    General Manager Mark Shapiro seems to be really pushing to complete his 2009 roster as Buster Olney is reporting that the Indians are close to signing off injured Starting Pitcher Carl Pavano...

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  23. Franky G, Frankly Gone

    Ken Rosenthal and Anthony Castrovince are reporting that the Mets, Mariners, and Indians have consummated a 12-player deal.....

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  24. Winter Wonderings with Wedge

    As the visions of Kerry Wood dance through the heads of Tribe fans everywhere, my thoughts have immediately move towards the infield...

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  25. Would Wood Work in Cleveland?

    Indians.com is reporting that the Tribe is close to signing Free Agent closer Kerry Wood to a two year deal with an option for a third...

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