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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #30 Joe Carter

January 21, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we chronicle the career of Joe Carter.

By Mike Brandyberry

Joe Carter will live in baseball history for his World Series winning home run off of Mitch Williams in Game Six of the 1993 Series, but before he became a legend, he was a part of two significant Cleveland Indians’ trades.

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Carmona Arrest Presents Many Questions About 2012 Tribe

January 21, 2012 |

 

By Mike Brandyberry

Thursday morning I left for work, planning to head to Columbus as soon as my day was complete for an overnight and some meetings. My wife asked me if I was going to take my laptop, in case the Tribe made a move. I didn’t really have time to blog, and the Indians’ winter has been rather quiet, so I left my computer at home.

You miss one day, you can miss a lot sometimes.

I wasn’t too far down I-71 when my wife text me to say Fausto Carmona was arrested in the Dominican Republic and his name wasn’t Fausto.

“Uh, elaborate please,” I texted back.

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Today in Tribe History: January 21, 2009

January 21, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians infielder Jeff Kent retires. He hit 351 home runs as a second baseman in the majors, claiming the record for the position by 74 over his nearest competitor, Ryne Sandberg. A five-time All-Star … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #31 Steve Olin

January 20, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we remember the short career of Steve Olin.

By Christine Bailey

Many young tribe fans may not recognize the name Steve Olin. However, for those who remember the name, may say he was a rising relief pitcher well on the way of making a name for himself in the majors. Even though I was very young when Steve Olin played for Cleveland, I do remember him.

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Today in Tribe History: January 20, 1970

January 20, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Shortstop Lou Boudreau achieves election to the Hall of Fame, receiving 232 of a possible 300 votes from the BBWAA. Boudreau led the American League eight times in fielding percentage, won a batting title, and was … Read More

Breaking News: Fausto is NOT Fausto?

January 19, 2012 |

By: Matthew Van Wormer

The man who the Cleveland Indians thought was Fausto Carmona has been arrested in the Dominican Republic and is being charged with using a false identity.

Carmona was arrested in the Dominican after leaving a … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #32 Roger Maris

January 19, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we remember the short Indian stint of young, Roger Maris.

By Craig Gifford

In Cleveland, one well-known phrase is, “The Curse of Colavito.” It’s generally thought that when the Tribe traded Colavito to Detroit after the 1959 season, it would prevent them from winning another championship. The trade of the player who had four great seasons with the Indians has been followed by zero championships for the Indians to this point.

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Today in Tribe History: January 19, 1937

January 19, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In the second annual Hall of Fame election, the Baseball Writers Association of America elects three former Cleveland players. Second baseman Nap Lajoie, outfielder Tris Speaker and pitcher Cy Young. The trio will be honored at … Read More

Tribe Arbitration Signings Send Messages About Team Payroll For 2012

January 18, 2012 |

 

By Mike Brandyberry

Yesterday, the Indians signed five players, avoiding salary arbitration, each for reasonable deals. The signings were no surprise since the team has not gone to arbitration since 1991. However, as spring training nears, the surprise may be where the Indians projected payroll is on Opening Day.

After a surprising 2011, and Chris Antonetti’s “all-in” move to obtain Ubaldo Jimenez in July, speculation swirled heading into the offseason that the Indians would spend some serious free agent money and build a winner for 2012. With Antonetti’s new direction and core players becoming free agents in 2013 and 2014, now was the time to act. Last season the Tribe had an Opening Day payroll of $49 million and the organization promised the 2012 budget would be much larger, but keeping the team’s core together can be more costly than one realizes.

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Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #33 Jim Mudcat Grant

January 18, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we remember the career of Jim “Mudcat” Grant.

When the Indians traded Jim “Mudcat” Grant to the Twins during the 1964 season, he was worried.

The Florida native told Sports Illustrated, “The Twins kept me in the league.” He had a 22-6 career record against them. But he went on to do great things with the Twins, becoming the first black pitcher in the American League to win 20 games and to win a World Series game, doing both in 1965, when the Twins took the Dodgers to seven games before succumbing. Grant ended up getting a World Series ring with the Pirates, going 5-3 for the Bucs in 1971 in a relief role.

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Today in Tribe History: January 18, 1950

January 18, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Ace pitcher Bob Feller tells the Cleveland Indians that he should receive a cut in pay after a subpar 15-14 season in 1949. The Indians agree to the suggestion, cutting the future Hall of Famer’s pay … Read More

Countdown To Pitchers And Catchers: #34 Joe Charboneau

January 17, 2012 |

Today continues our countdown to the start of Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona on February 20. We’ll count down the days, profiling a former Indian who wore the corresponding number. Some players will be memorable, others just our favorites and some, the only one we could find who wore that number. Today, we remember the short career of Joe Charboneau.

By Craig Gifford

With the city’s last major sports championship coming in 1964, Cleveland is generally thought to be the most cursed sports town in America. The three major teams (Indians, Browns and Cavs) have all found unique ways to get oh-so-close and then break the hearts of their fans over the past 48 years.

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