Five Things the Indians Still Have Left to Play For

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The season is all but over for the Cleveland Indians. The Detroit Tigers clinched the AL Central this weekend, and the Tribe’s elimination number in the wild card race is down to one with 12 games to play. It’s theoretically […]

Yet Another Indians/Twins Series Preview

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When two MLB teams are in the same division, they get to know each other pretty well. The Cleveland Indians had already seen the Minnesota Twins (59-90, 28 GB) 11 times this year before the action kicked off at Target […]

AL Central Watch: Indians Lose but Live to Fight Another Day

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On Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers’ magic number to win the AL Central dropped to one. Uno. 1. If the Tigers win just one of their remaining 12 games or the Cleveland Indians lose one of their final 15, the […]

Cleveland Indians Could be Mathematically Eliminated from Playoff Race Tonight

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It’s been a great season for the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe’s rebuilding phase proved to be ahead of schedule as the Indians were the class of the division in the first half and were legitimate contenders as late as August. […]

Study: Yankee Bias Cost Asdrubal Cabrera All-Star Vote Victory

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There’s no question that Derek Jeter’s All-Star vote victory over Asdrubal Cabrera was completely undeserved. A rational examination of their respective performances shows how ludicrous Jeter’s victory was—it wasn’t on-field skill that earned the captain his top spot. Clearly the […]

What Should Indians Expect in Rematch with Rangers?

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It’s all over but the crying for the Cleveland Indians, but as we’ve learned over the last few years, the season doesn’t just end when we’re out of the running. Tonight, the Tribe’s schedule moves forward again as they head […]

Could Indians Trade Chad Durbin to Red Sox?

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Things aren’t looking good for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have dropped five straight, and the Tampa Bay Rays’ once-seemingly insurmountable odds of usurping Boston’s wild card spot have significantly improved—the Rays now sit just three games back […]

Why Justin Masterson, Not Asdrubal Cabrera, is Indians’ 2011 MVP

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Making its way around the news the last few days is Manny Acta’s declaration that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been the Cleveland Indians’ 2011 team MVP: “From Day One, he’s been our guy,” said Acta. “Look at his batting average […]

Drew Pomeranz Makes MLB Debut: Future is Now for Former Tribe Prospect

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The Colorado Rockies called up former Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz to make his MLB debut Sunday. The Rockies acquired Pomeranz, along with Alex White, Joe Gardner, and Matt McBride from the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade in […]

Could Cleveland Indians Trade Chad Durbin?

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Not many trades happen in September. If a guy is going to be traded midseason, it usually happens in July or August. Otherwise, it’ll hold until winter. In addition to the diminished supply of players on the trade market, there’s […]

Fat Lady is Singing for Cleveland Indians After Tigers’ Sweep

In June, when the wheels started to come off of Cleveland Indians’ wagon, they still seemed to have a strong chance of riding their early hot streak to a playoff berth. Sure, they were cooling off and the rest of […]

Victor Martinez Trade is Already a Huge Win for Cleveland Indians

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When the Cleveland Indians traded Victor Martinez to the Boston Red Sox in July 2009, Tribe fans weren’t very happy about it. It wasn’t an easy pill for Clevelanders to swallow. Martinez was in the midst of what would end […]