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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 13, 2017

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Too Much Depth and Young Talent for LaRoche

February 24, 2012 |

By Sean Tuttle

It seems that the Indians made it a point to address the corner infields this offseason. So much to that veteran third baseman Andy LaRoche may not find a spot after spring training, especially with the additions of Russ Canzler and Casey Kotchman.

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Today in Tribe History: February 24, 1917

February 24, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Smoky Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000. He will become an outfielder after one last losing start on the mound and will play five … Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 23, 2010

February 23, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Atlanta Braves sign 18-year-old Dominican shortstop Edward Salcedo to a contract. Considered as one of the top talents available on the international market, the youngster receives a signing bonus of $1.6 million and will likely … Read More

Tejeda Looking For A Place In Tribe Organization

February 22, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we kick off our Goodyear coverage by breaking down some of the 22 spring invitees invited to big league camp by the Tribe.

By Mike Brandyberry

One bad year, or the beginning of the end for a journeyman? That’s the fine line Robinson Tejeda walks this spring and an answer the Indians are looking to find out.

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Today in Tribe History: February 22, 1983

February 22, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Today is the 29th birthday of recently signed first baseman Casey Kotchman. He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and is entering his ninth season in the Major Leagues. Kotchman posted a career high last year … Read More

Indians Need To Lock Up Core

February 21, 2012 |

By Christian Petrila

If the world does indeed end in 2012, the Indians are planning on going out by saving money.

Not a single Indian is guaranteed a contract past 2012. The few who have player options are Travis Hafner, Roberto Hernandez Heredia (Fausto Carmona), and Ubaldo Jimenez. Out of those three, it is highly likely that Jimenez has the only option the Indians would be willing to pick up.

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Lee May Need Super Human Performance To Make Tribe

February 21, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we kick off our Goodyear coverage by breaking down some of the 22 spring invitees invited to big league camp by the Tribe.

By Mike Brandyberry

According to the Urban Dictionary, Chen Lee is the toughest thing in the world, even the universe and has the ability to destroy even ninjas. For the non-roster invitee Chen Lee, he’ll have to pitch that tough in Indians’ camp to find himself headed north with the Tribe for Opening Day.

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Today in Tribe History: February 21, 2011

February 21, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Thirty six year old Justine Siegal makes a bit of history at the Cleveland Indians spring training complex in Goodyear, AZ. The former assistant coach at Springfield College and first base coach with the Brockton Rox … Read More

Lopez Needs Bounce Back Spring To Make Tribe

February 20, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we kick off our Goodyear coverage by breaking down some of the 22 spring invitees invited to big league camp by the Tribe.

By Craig Gifford

The 2011 Indians were hurt by injuries. In an attempt to avoid the same scenario in 2012, Tribe management signed a multitude of veteran free agents.

One of those veteran free agents is Jose Lopez. Lopez, an infielder, has had success at the Major League level, although none recent.

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Wheeler Could Provide Veteran Leadership To Bullpen

February 20, 2012 |

 

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we kick off our Goodyear coverage by breaking down some of the 22 spring invitees invited to big league camp by the Tribe.

By Craig Gifford

Last season, as the Cleveland Indians were fading in the heat of an August pennant race, the bullpen lacked one major element, the presence of a veteran leader with postseason experience. They really could have used a strong voice to help guide a young, mostly playoff unproven club.

Chad Durbin was to be the player in 2011. The veteran reliever with two World Series trips and one ring was to be that guy. However, he struggled early and often and was really a non factor by mid-season, taking away any influence he could have had with the young team and bullpen.

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Fans Have Excitement and Reservation As Tribe Reports To Camp

February 20, 2012 |

 

By Mike Brandyberry

The sun is just beginning to rise in Goodyear, Arizona on the first day of Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers are expected to report today, with position players reporting later this week. But just as the sun begins to rise from the east, so does the anticipation for the 2012 Cleveland Indians’ season. This year is promised to be part of Chris Antonetti’s, “window,” to compete in the division and beyond, however, moves by the Detroit Tigers have some fans wondering just how open is that window.

When you are a small market team trying to compete with the big boys, your margin for error is much smaller and the Tribe finds themselves needing to be near perfect. This winter the Tribe struggled to acquire their much needed bat and may have lost the services of Fausto Carmona for much or all of the season.

Questions are abound on the Tribe, just like every team. Can the Indians catch the Tigers? Who will solidify the back end of the starting rotation? Can the Tribe win with a very left-handed heavy lineup? Last night we participated in a podcast and offered our answers to these questions and more.

Certainly improved health and rebound seasons are needed by several players, but before any of the players take the field, we’ve questioned fans over the last three weeks to get their opinions and gauge excitement before the 2012 season begins.

1) What was your opinion of the team’s offseason?

I was very happy with the offseason personally, I didn’t think they needed to make a big splash like some people did.  –Max, Painesville, OH

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Today In Tribe History: February 20, 1985

February 20, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1985 current “Bullpen Mafia” member Vinnie Pestano is born in Newport Beach, California. Pestano made his debut for the Indians in 2010 and posted a very impressive first “full year” last season … Read More