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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 18, 2019

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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 49 – Tyler Olson

February 7, 2019 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 49 days

Sometimes, the wait is worth it. Such has been the case for southpaw Tyler Olson, who is expected to return to the number 49 for a third straight season with the Indians.

It wasn’t long ago that Olson was claimed by the Indians on waivers, a castaway joining his fourth different organization in six months and his fifth in 19 months. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 7, 1959

February 7, 2019 |

Long-time member of Cleveland’s American League baseball franchise and its one-time namesake, Nap Lajoie, passes away from pneumonia. He was 84 years old. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 50

February 6, 2019 |

With a wacky winter well underway and a wildly underwhelming offseason dragging on, our countdown to Opening Day reaches 50 days with teams reporting to Spring Training in less than one week. Follow along as we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night continue our march to the start of the 2019 season! – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 50 days

Like many of the numbers chronicled over the last nine days, the number 50 has long appeared on the backs of pitchers for the Cleveland Indians organization. Last season was no different as reliever Evan Marshall filled that role, jumping into the Indians bullpen when the team needed a big boost after the corps of arms present failed to get the job done on a nightly basis. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 6, 2014

February 6, 2019 |

Hall of Fame outfielder and the long-time voice of the New York Mets, Ralph Kiner, passes away at the age of 91. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 51

February 5, 2019 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 51

The number 51 has rarely been a sign of longevity for careers in a Cleveland Indians uniform. Just seven times since the number hit the field in 1929 has it been worn by the same player across multiple seasons on the shores of Lake Erie.

Right-hander Shawn Armstrong was the most recent to do so, but his stay in the number and in the Cleveland bullpen lasted parts of just three years. He was dealt by the Tribe last offseason to Seattle, with the team looking to create spots on the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Read More

Indians Add to Bullpen, Acquire Wittgren from Marlins

February 4, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians brought in a new candidate for their spring bullpen battle on Monday, acquiring right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins for minor league pitcher Jordan Milbrath.

In a corresponding move, the Indians designated pitcher A.J. Cole for assignment to create a space on the 40-man roster. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 52 – Mike Clevinger

February 4, 2019 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 52 days

The emergence of Tribe right-hander Mike Clevinger, the current wearer of the number 52 in Cleveland, as a solid middle of the rotation arm and a sleeper Cy Young pick for the coming season was one of many reasons why the Indians were comfortable listening to offers for front end starters like Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer during the offseason.

While the team (thus far) has elected to move forward with the present starting rotation intact, that is not necessarily a bad thing. The starting staff has been one of the stronger parts of the club and if the team did not feel that an offer on the table for one of its primo pitchers was good enough to help supplement a weakened offense (due to free agency and significant salary cuts that led to offseason trades of Yonder Alonso, Edwin Encarnacion, and Yan Gomes, among others) and a thinned out bullpen (which waved goodbye to closer Cody Allen and two-time All-Star Andrew Miller), it was best for now to keep that portion of the team full of necessary depth. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 4, 1956

February 4, 2019 |

Chris Bando is born in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 53

February 3, 2019 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 53 days

The number 53 is back on the market in Cleveland after being temporarily used by outfielder Greg Allen during his first two seasons in the Majors with the Indians and Melky Cabrera during his two stints with the Tribe in 2018. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 3, 2013

February 3, 2019 |

Steve Demeter, possibly best known for being traded to the Cleveland Indians from the Detroit Tigers straight up for young slugging first baseman Norm Cash, passes away. He was 78 years old. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 54

February 2, 2019 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 54 days

When asked about the number 54, Cleveland Indians fans are probably much more likely to recall the failed mission of the ’54 season, one that saw the Indians win a still club-record 111 games before a dreadful four-game sweep at the hands, arms, bats, and gloves of the New York Giants.

As for the uniform number, it took 69 years before the number 54 would grace a jersey in the long and storied history of the franchise. Read More