1. If the Shoe Fits: Cleveland Indians Have the Makings to Be Next Year's Cinderella Team

    Miracles happen, especially in sports. After a decade of futility the Tampa Bay Rays stunned the baseball world by winning the AL pennant in 2008, the organization’s first ever winning season...

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  2. Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia Could Team Up Again

    Times are tough in Cleveland, Ohio nowadays. The local economy, seemingly on the rebound everywhere else, continues to stagnate near the bottom of the national conscience...

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  3. Pick and Choo-se: Signing Outfielder Will Be a Difficult Task for Cleveland

    Chris Antonetti is in a position all too familiar for rookie general managers: being chosen to spearhead his team's rebuilding process. Specifically, the rebuilding of the Cleveland Indians...

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  4. Cleveland Indians Acquire Former First Rounder with Superstar Bloodlines

    The Indians, in a trade involving two former promising prospects, acquired shortstop turned second basemen turned outfielder Preston Mattingly from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Roman Pena...

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  5. Unknown Tribe Prospect To Garner Much Offseason Attention

    After toiling away in anonymity his first two seasons in professional baseball, Chun-Hsiu Chen, 21, has posted numbers guaranteed to vault his status among the game’s top catching prospects...

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  6. The Time Has Come To Let Go and Forgive Jim Thome

    Homecomings, in the realm of professional sports, can incite temporary insanity – even among the most reserved fans...

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  7. One Move Tribe Should Not Make

    Justin Masterson, barring injury, will have a spot on the 2011 Cleveland pitching staff, but Manager Manny Acta has remained elusive about the specifics...

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  8. Pomeranz Has Promise, Faults

    Left-handed pitching prospects have always had a special place in the hearts of even the most hardened baseball souls, and as a result the rules for scouting pitchers greatly differ...

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  9. Tribe Does Well in Zach McAllister Acquisition

    As the Indians saunter down the long and narrow path of rebuilding, it is important for the team to identify every player in the organization as either part of the rebuilding process or as a placeholder for someone who is part of the rebuilding process...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Joseph Werner about almost 4 years ago 581 reads 0 comments

  10. Alcohol, Matthew Clemmens, and Memories from a Little Girl

    By now most of America has heard of Matthew Clemmens, the man who forced himself to vomit on an 1-year-old girl; then assaulted her father, an off duty police officer, at a Philadelphia Phillies game...

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  11. A Lesson in Hindsight and Small Market Baseball

    Hindsight has the ability to make decisions look foolish or obvious, calculated or accidental. Looking back without careful examination, Harry Frazee would never sell Babe Ruth to the ...

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  12. Tribe's Ongoing Draft Difficulties

    Successful small market teams contend by acquiring above average talent on 2 levels - development, either through international free agency and the amateur draft, and trades...

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