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The Cleveland Indians and the Burden of Financial Proof | FanGraphs Baseball

The second worst thing a baseball owner can do is to squander a good team; the worst is to do so without even persuasively saying why. It’s just not the kind of thing lifetime achievers do.

— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/the-cleveland-indians-and-the-burden-of-financial-proof/

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The Quake County Captains

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Cleveland Is Now the Underdog | FanGraphs Baseball

Uh oh…

— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/cleveland-is-now-the-underdog/

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Kluber’s Injury – MLB Tonight

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Indians’ Carrasco exits due to knee, awaits MRI

Well, crap.

Carlos Carrasco left Tuesday’s start after just four innings because of what the team called left knee discomfort and will have a precautionary MRI, manager Terry Francona said.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26588808/indians-carrasco-exits-due-knee-awaits-mri

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Indians’ Clevinger out with ‘significant’ injury

Well, hell…

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26478414/indians-clevinger-significant-injury

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“And We’re Underway In Goodyear!”

The return of the dulcet tones of Tom Hamilton.

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Indians: Frank Robinson, MLB’s first African-American manager, has passed away | fox8.com

LOS ANGELES — Frank Robinson, major-league baseball’s first African-American manager, has passed away, the Cleveland Indians confirmed to FOX 8 News on Thursday. He was 83 years old. Robinson was the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues.
— Read on fox8.com/2019/02/07/indians-frank-robinson-mlbs-first-african-american-manager-has-passed-away/

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St. Louis Cardinals’ signing of Andrew Miller emphasizes bare-bones look of Cleveland Indians’ bullpen | cleveland.com

I’m not sad to see Miller go. If he was the same pitcher we got in 2016, I’d feel differently. He’s not. St. Louis overpaid.

Miller was a boom or bust reliever for the Tribe. He helped pitch them to within one win of the 2016 World Series after being acquired from the Yankees in a July 31 deal. The last two years, however, the 6-7 left-hander made five trips to the disabled list with a variety of injuries and never looked like the same super reliever he was in the second half of the 2016 season.

https://www.cleveland.com/tribe/2018/12/st-louis-cardinals-signing-of-andrew-miller-emphasizes-bare-bones-look-of-cleveland-indians-bullpen.html

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We Should Be Used To This By Now

As some of you know, I have lived in the Cleveland area all my life. What’s more, I am and have been a die hard Cleveland Indians fan ever since I found out what baseball was. Thanks to these two facets of my life, I have long since come to terms with the special brand of disappointment that only Cleveland sports can deliver. This is a town which ploughs through snow and heartache on a very regular basis.

Having said that, I am not watching tonight’s return of LeBron James to Quicken Loans Arena. Personally, i’m done with the hype over booing the latest former Cleveland sports star who “broke our hearts” and find it a little hard to believe that this city still has the energy and anger after all the other drama we’ve dealt with for so long.