ICYMI at DTTWLN – December 14 to 20

After a disappointingly quiet Winter Meetings during the previous week, the Cleveland Indians woke from their doldrums and were much more active this past week, coming to terms with Rajai Davis and Mike Napoli, trading for reliever Dan Otero, and signing veteran Joe Thatcher to a minor league deal with an invite to the spring camps.

While the moves will not wow the casual fan, it was progress in a positive direction for the Tribe lineup for the coming season.

Those moves and more follow in the links that you may have missed last week.

Stories You May Have Missed:
12/14/15 – Looking Back: Lindor Spoils Pettitte’s Big Day in Bronx (Bob)
12/15/15 – Adam Plutko Has Become a Promising Pitching Name to Know (Danny Madden)
12/16/15 – Buckeyes Get Glimpse of Greatness – and Victory – When Monarchs Come to Town (Vince Guerrieri)
12/16/15 – Indians Nab Napoli to Man First Base (Bob)
12/16/15 – Indians Address Outfield Concerns with Addition of Davis (Bob)
12/17/15 – Morimando Creates More Depth and Has Become a Pitcher to Know (Danny)
12/17/15 – Looking Back: Gomes Delivers a Grand Moment on His Jersey Night (Craig Gifford)
12/18/15 – Looking Back: Brantley’s Blasts Down Detroit (Bob)
12/18/15 – Indians’ Roster Shuffle Continues With Bullpen Additions (Bob)
12/19/15 – Ramsey Remains a Name to Know in Columbus Outfield (Bob)
12/20/15 – Looking Back: Carrasco K’s 15 in Complete Game One-Hit Gem (Bob)

Last Week in Tribe History:
December 14, 1948
December 15, 2010
December 16, 1999
December 17, 1879
December 18, 1952
December 19, 1975
December 20, 1993

Podcasts You May Have Missed:

Do You Wahoo: Episode 4

1948 Cleveland Indians weekly rewind

Injuries and ineffectiveness continued to plagued the 1948 Indians as they stormed through the season. With June coming to an end, Bob Feller was struggling, the injury bug claimed another victim, and the team put together a seven-day stretch with a 4-3 record, splitting a pair with the Washington Senators and taking two of three in Detroit from the Tigers.

The middle game of that set was a little something historic for Tribe fans.

What’s Wrong With Bob Feller? (Mike Brandyberry)
Crucial Error Gives Washington a Wynn; Senators 3, Indians 2 (Mike)
Muncrief Throws 3-Hit Shutout to Snap Skid; Indians 5, Senators 0 (Mike)
Bearden Beaten and Doby Taken Off on Stretcher; Senators 5, Indians 2 (Mike)
Big First Inning Pushes Tribe to Split with Nats; Indians 4, Senators 1 (Mike)
Home Not-So-Sweet Home (Mike)
Feller Gets Back on Track Behind Two Homers; Indians 6, Tigers 2 (Mike)
Lemon Pitches No-Hit Victory; Indians 2, Tigers 0 (Mike)
Lemon Turns from Position Player to Ace in Two Seasons (Mike)
Tigers Pound Out 13 Hits and Salvage Series Finale; Tigers 9, Indians 5 (Mike)

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1948 American League standings (as of end of day July 1st)

Cleveland 39-24 0.619
Philadelphia 41-27 0.603 0.5
New York 39-26 0.600 1.0
Boston 32-30 0.516 6.5
Detroit 30-34 0.469 9.5
Washington 30-35 0.462 10.0
St. Louis 25-38 0.397 14.0
Chicago 19-41 0.317 18.5

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Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

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