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Why the Indians Should Never Trade Nick Swisher

Photo by Chuck Crow, Plain Dealer However exciting the signing of Nick Swisher may have been back in December of 2012, the deal is now almost universally considered to be a bust. In his first two seasons, Swisher has batted .231/.316/.386 in 242 games and in his most recent year, he broke his streak of nine straight seasons with at least 21 home runs and 63 RBI. In 2014, he was undoubtedly...
Via Burning River Baseball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mudcats Notebook: Clevinger is adjusting to new team

In the midst of a playoff race, the Carolina Mudcats are making a furious late season push to be a representative from the Carolina League’s Southern Division. The team won six of seven games this week and closed the week with five wins in a row to find themselves just 1.5 games back in the Southern Division with one week left in the regular season. Carolina closes the season with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Hamilton tells Zach Walters to “FORGET ABOUT THE BUNT!”

Listening to Tom Hamilton call Zach Walters’ go-ahead two-run homer was fun. This Vine doesn’t have the whole call, but it’s still pretty awesome to hear Hamilton scream “FORGET ABOUT THE BUNT!” Walters failed to sacrifice Lonnie Chisenhall to third base twice and found himself in a full count. Tom Hamilton tells the rest. The Indians won it in ten innings 8-6.
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FanGraphs Audio: In Some Depth with Trevor Bauer

Episode 475 Trevor Bauer is a real-live major-league baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He’s also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio, in conversation with August Fagerstrom. Don’t hesitate to read Fagerstrom’s companion piece at the Beacon Journal. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You can subscribe to the […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolters among five Indians prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

The Indians have selected INF/C Tony Wolters, OF Jordan Smith and pitchers Dylan Baker, Nick Maronde and Louis Head to participate in the Arizona Fall League. They will be on the Peoria Javelinas, which also features players from the farm systems of the Royals, Braves, Cardinals and Rays. Four of the five players in the Indians' system have spent time in Double-A Akron this season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview #42: Cleveland Indians (66-63) at Chicago White Sox (59-71)

It is hard to believe, but the Cleveland Indians are embarking on their second-to-last road trip of the season this week as they head to the Windy City to do battle with the Chicago White Sox. The Indians (66-63) continued to stay afloat in the divisional and Wild Card races by winning their third straight series and their fourth out of their last five. The Houston Astros came to...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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The Rise & Fall of Lonnie Chisenhall

Lonnie Chisenhall has had a roller coaster of a season in 2014. He started out being hated and disrespected, prior to the season, when he was replaced on the field by Carlos Santana and in the lineup by Jason Giambi, being excluded from All-Star voting. From there he became almost a cult figure while batting near .400 as #FreeLonnie and #LonnieBaseball took over twitter to the point...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: August 25, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Jesus Aguilar (1B, Columbus): 5-for-6, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI. This is one of the top performances in a game by any Indians minor league player this season. He is now hitting a blistering...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Week in Review: Chisenhall getting back on track

CLEVELAND --€“ Even Lonnie Chisenhall figured that he wasn't going to hit .400 all season. You would have made a lot of money before spring training if you had him hitting over .300 a week into August. However no one thought that Chisenhall would go into a slump that has lasted most of the second half. After having three hits in his first six at-bats after the break, Chisenhall...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramsey Excited About Future With Indians

James Ramsey is excited to be part of the Cleveland Indians organization. While he waits for his chance to contribute at the big league level, he looks forward to playing a big role in the Columbus Clippers quest to win the International League West Division title this season. Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals for Justin Masterson on July 30, the 6-foot, 190-pound outfielder...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Sparkplug Ramirez Helping Indians Offense Go

He might be the right spark at just the right time. Jose Ramirez was quite the spark this past weekend, logging seven hits in the three-game series versus Houston. Seven hits is a good weekend, but a game-winning base hit in the ninth on Saturday and a key, two-out base hit to drive in a run on Sunday makes a great weekend. On the surface, Ramirez’s .235 batting average seems quite...
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Indians Swipe Two From Houston

The Cleveland Indians are simply taking care of business in the month of August. It may not be pretty, but the Indians continue to win series. Taking two wins in three games over the Astros this weekend at Progressive Field gives them four series wins in their last five. The Tribe has been hot in August. Maybe not the type of dominating hot like a year ago, but they are trending...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aguilar, Clippers hold off Indians, 4-3

COLUMBUS, OH – James Ramsey hit a go-head double in the fifth and the Columbus Clippers (74-62) held on for a 4-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians (68-68) in front of 9,879 at Huntington Park on Sunday night.  With the game tied at one to start the Clippers fifth, Luke Carlinled off with a double off the wall in right.  The next batter, Ramsey laced a double to left to...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Ryan Raburn, Jason Giambi

Ryan Raburn, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 18th is set to begin a rehab assignment. Meanwhile, Jason Giambi, who has been injured since early June is set to rehab next week and is hoping for a September return.Ryan Raburn starting rehab assignment at AAA Sat. night. Recovering from sore right wrist.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) August 23, 2014 Francona...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s (brutal) season comes to an end

Is age catching up to Nick Swisher? The Tribe first baseman was evaluated on Tuesday and was found to have medial meniscus wear in both of his knees. Less than 24 hours later, Swisher will undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery to repair the chronic pain. He will subsequently miss eight-to-ten weeks for recovery, effectively ending his 2014 season with the team. Swisher was...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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