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Indians shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau is named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He becomes just the second Cleveland player to earn the honor (George Burns, 1926).
Boudreau takes home 22 of the 24 first place votes for the …
Cleveland and San Francisco agree to a blockbuster trade, as the Indians acquire Gaylord Perry and shortstop Frank Duffy for young left-hander Sam McDowell.
McDowell, the tall and lanky lefty, is entering the prime of his career. The 29-year-old was …
In the third episode of Do You Wahoo? Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball hosts with Bob Toth (@TheBobToth) of our own Did the Tribe Win Last Night?, Danny Cunningham (@DCunninghamCLE) of Burning River Baseball and Vern Morrison (@VernMorrison) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway” as they fight to be the supreme leader of episode 3.
Topics for this episode include: top career strike outs & single season steals leaders, “Was it Me? – Joe Carter“, “Line-Up Card: 1994 & 2004”, “Journey Men: Russell Branyan & Arthur Rhodes“, and “Remember When? All-Stars”.
When a player stumbles some in his Major League debut, it is easy to make some excuses for him. Nerves, playing in front of much larger crowds than minor league parks, and the culmination of years and years of hard work coming to an overwhelming conclusion are enough to knock a guy off of his game.
It didn’t faze Cleveland Indians starter Cody Anderson on June 21st, 2015, even if the path to the show had not been without its notable hurdles for him.
Kerby Farrell is named the new Cleveland Indians manager, replacing the successful Al Lopez in the Tribe dugout. In six seasons at the helm of the Indians, Lopez never finished worse than second din the American League and claimed the …
The Cleveland Indians announced today that they had come to terms on a minor league contract with veteran catcher Anthony Recker and have invited him to spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, in February.
Catching depth has been continually noted as an area of weakness at the upper levels of the Indians farm system after the team promoted Roberto Perez to the Major League roster two seasons ago. Last season, catching duties at Triple-A Columbus were handled by journeymen catchers Brett Hayes and Adam Moore, who each spent time on the Indians roster during the season, and local product Alex Lavisky, a Lakewood, Ohio native who attended St. Edward High School and appeared in 15 games for the Clippers last season.
In the second episode of Do You Wahoo?, Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball hosts with Steve Eby (@Eebs2k) of our own Did the Tribe Win Last Night?, Jeff Rich (@byJeffRich) of More Than a Fan and Chris Burnham (@CMB1979) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway as they vie for the title of Tribe Know it All.
Topics for this episode include: top career home runs & single season wins leaders, “Who’s Got More?”, “Line-Up Card: 1954 & 1948”, “Where in the World is Carlos, Santana?”, and “Remember When? Team Feats”.
Cleveland’s Al Rosen is selected as the unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player award.
Rosen finished his 1953 season with a .336 batting average, 43 home runs, and 145 RBI, the latter two leading the AL. He …
Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball hosts the inaugural episode of Do You Wahoo? Competing for Indians trivia glory are Stephanie Liscio (@StephanieLiscio) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway, Mike Melaragno (@melaragno_22) of Burning River Baseball and Jeff Nomina (@sportsnom) of Everybody Hates Cleveland.
No hints on who won or lost, but a word of warning, lower you expectations…
The pair, part of a June youth movement to repair the defensive deficiencies plaguing the roster and, in particular, the left side of the infield, were fairly known commodities in the field. Any contributions that they may have been able to provide would also likely be upgrades over the early performances in 2015 of third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez.
The Cleveland Indians announced on Wednesday afternoon that the team had acquired reliever Kirby Yates from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians designated outfielder Michael Choice for assignment. The team has ten days to trade or release him or send him outright to the minors, if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Like Yates, Choice was acquired by Cleveland late last season for cash.