ICYMI at DTTWLN – April 4 to April 10

Baseball is underway…sort of.

In most places around the league, Major League Baseball action has returned and in force. The Cleveland Indians, however, have had a dark gray rain and snow cloud following them for six straight days. Contests on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday were postponed by inclement weather as the team had to cancel their Home Opener, to very little public fanfare. The game was made up, a loss to Boston on Tuesday, but the Tribe got into the win column on Wednesday despite wet and windy conditions at Progressive Field all game long.

Their road trip to Chicago to take on the White Sox for three games was just as eventful, as freezing temperatures and precipitation of all sorts attempted to interfere with the White Sox’s opening weekend festivities. Cleveland spoiled Chicago’s snowy opener on Friday before losing late on Saturday, with the rubber match cancelled by rain showers that were expected all day long.

Miss anything this week in the busy and chaotic first week of the 2016 MLB season? Check the links below for what you may have missed.

Stories You May Have Missed Last Week:
4/4/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 0 (Bob)
4/4/16 – Looking at the Indians Roster on Opening Day (Danny Madden)
4/4/16 – Red Sox Return to Cleveland in Rematch of 2015 Season Finale (Bob)
4/5/16 – Tribe Home Opener – Take Two (Bob)
4/5/16 – Exhibition Game Between Captains and RubberDucks Cancelled (Bob)
4/5/16 – Postponed 2016 Opener Brings Back Indians’ Snow-pening Day Memories (Bob)
4/6/16 – Hiram Prof Offers Historic Baseball Tour Through Lake View Cemetery (Vince Guerrieri)
4/6/16 – Baseball Season Set to Begin Down on the Farm for the Indians (Bob)
4/7/16 – Lake County Captains Roster Boasts Familiar Faces, Highly-Touted Prospects for 2016 Season (Laurel Wilder)
4/7/16 – Byrd Brings Big Bat and Experience to Tribe’s Roster (Bob)
4/8/16 – International League Champion Clippers Will Try Again to Open 2016 Season (Bob)
4/8/16 – Indians Switching Sox as Tribe Begins Series Number Two in Chicago (Bob)
4/9/16 – Cold and Wet First Week of Play Throughout Indians Organization (Bob)
4/9/16 – Terry Francona’s Fatal Flaw – Replay Challenges (Eddie Kerekes)
4/10/16 – New Veteran Additions Have Helped Despite Slow Starts (Craig Gifford)
4/10/16 – Where Are They Now? – Tribe Edition (Bob)
4/10/16 – Pair of Designated Indians Dealt to Dodgers (Bob)

Recaps You May Have Missed Last Week (Bob):
4/4/16 – Indians Postpone Opener; Cleveland Cold, Wet, and Windy as Internet Melts Down
4/5/16 – Price is Right as Cleveland Bats Cold; Red Sox 6, Indians 2
4/6/16 – Late Napoli Blast Knocks Off Boston; Indians 7, Red Sox 6
4/7/16 – Mother Nature Wins the Day Again as Tribe and Sox Rained Out in Finale
4/8/16 – Tribe Bats Hot in Win in Wintry Chicago; Indians 7, White Sox 1
4/9/16 – Five-Run Seventh Off Shaw Spoils Tribe Comeback in Chi-Town; White Sox 7, Indians 3
4/10/16 – New Day, Same Old Story – Tribe Postponed Again

Last Week in Tribe History (Bob):
April 4, 1994
April 5, 2012
April 6, 1974
April 7, 2005
April 8, 1975
April 9, 2000
April 10, 1986

Podcasts You May Have Missed:
Tribe Time Now 46: Kluber, Carrasco and Salazar vs. Feller, Lemon and Bearden
Tribe Time Now 47: It’s 85 and Sunny in Goodyear, Arizona
EHC Podcast #47: Talking 2016 Tribe and Twitter Rules

Player Profiles (40-man and restricted):
Austin AdamsCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 49 (Bob)
Jesus AguilarCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 36 (Bob)
Cody AllenCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 37 (Bob)
Abraham AlmonteCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 35 (Craig Gifford)
Cody AndersonCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 56 (Craig)
Shawn ArmstrongCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 51 (Laurel Wilder)
Dylan BakerBaker Looking to Bounce Back from Lost Season (Bob)
Trevor BauerCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 47 (Bob)
Michael BrantleyCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 23 (Bob)
Joey ButlerButler on the Bubble for an Indians Bench Role (Bob)
Marlon ByrdIndians Take Flyer on Byrd; Brantley Returns (Bob)
Carlos CarrascoCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 59 (Danny Madden)
Joba ChamberlainChamberlain Hoping to Make Squad and Erase Images of “Bug Game” (Craig)
Lonnie ChisenhallCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 8 (Bob)
Michael ClevingerA Healthy Clevinger Climbing Cleveland’s Prospect Rankings (Bob)
Collin CowgillCowgill is a Platoon Candidate in Tribe Outfield (Bob)
Kyle CrockettCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 57 (Bob)
Rajai DavisWhere Does Rajai Davis Fit Into Cleveland’s Plans for 2016? (David Freier)
Ross DetwilerCan Detwiler Crack Through Cleveland’s Crowded Pen? (Bob)
Erik GonzalezOn Lindor’s Heels, Erik Gonzalez Looks for a Hole to Fill (Laurel)
Yan GomesCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 10 (Bob)
T.J. HouseCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 58 (Danny)
Tommy HunterHunter Can Help Provide Relief in ‘Pen, When Healthy (Bob)
Jason KipnisCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 22 (Danny Madden)
Corey KluberCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 28 (Craig Gifford)
Francisco LindorCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 12 (Craig)
Jeff ManshipCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 53 (Bob)
Zach McAllisterCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 34 (Bob)
Ryan MerrittMerritt Progressing on More Than Merit Alone (Bob)
Mike NapoliA Well-Rested Napoli Ready to Power the Tribe’s Lineup (Bob)
Tyler NaquinNaquin’s Time In Cleveland Is Either Now or Never (Danny)
Dan OteroOtero on Long List of Tribe’s Bullpen Options (Bob)
Roberto PerezCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 55 (Bob)
Jose RamirezCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 11 (Danny)
Danny SalazarCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 31 (Bob)
Carlos SantanaCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 41 (Danny)
Bryan ShawCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 27 (Bob)
Josh TomlinCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 43 (Laurel)
Juan UribeUribe Shores Up All Indians Infield Question Marks (Danny)
Giovanny UrshelaCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 39 (Bob)

Spring Training Minor League Profiles and Other Non-Roster Invites:
Brady Aiken – Aiken Aiming for a Healthy Return with Cleveland (Bob)
Greg AllenIndians Have Another Smooth Tribe Outfielder in Greg Allen (Laurel)
Claudio BautistaClaudio Bautista Slowly Climbing Through the Minor League Levels (Laurel)
Bobby BradleyBradley Boasts Power Potential at a Position of Need for the Indians (Bob)
Sean BradySean Brady is a Young Pitcher with Potential (Laurel)
Mitch BrownMitch Brown Looking to Build on Second Half Success (Bob)
Yu-Cheng ChangYu-Cheng Chang Needs a 2016 Without Injury to Demonstrate True Skills (Laurel)
Michael ChoiceCleveland Has a Choice in Their Spring Training Outfield Mix (Bob)
Yandy DiazCould Yandy Diaz Be a Future Solution at Third Base? (Danny)
Clint FrazierFrazier Thrives on Development, Shouldn’t Be Rushed Through System (Laurel)
Tom GorzelannyGorzelanny Looking to Become a Lefty Tito Can Trust (Bob)
Robbie GrossmanIs Grossman a Candidate in Cleveland’s Outfield Competition? (Bob)
Jarrett GrubeGrube Looking to Build on Strong Second Half with Clippers (Bob)
Juan HillmanHillman One of Indians’ Impressive Pitching Prospects from 2015 Draft (Bob)
Rob KaminskyKaminsky a Top Prospect in Tribe’s Prosperous Pitching Pipeline (Eddie Kerekes)
Luis LugoLuis Lugo Looking to Continue Climb Through Indians System (Bob)
Michael MartinezMartinez Returns for Second Spring in the Sun for the Tribe (Bob)
Mark MathiasMathias Made Most of Time at Mahoning Valley (Bob)
Triston McKenzieTribe Has Another Young, Standout Pitcher in 2015 Draft Pick Triston McKenzie (Laurel)
Francisco MejiaA Smart, Savvy Catcher Who Knows the Game: Francisco Mejia (Laurel)
Adam MooreMoore Back for More as Cleveland Catching Depth (Bob)
Shawn MorimandoMorimando Making His Way Towards the Big Leagues (Bob)
Mike PapiPatience a Virtue for Indians Prospect Papi (David)
Felipe PaulinoSpring Invite Paulino May Provide Pitching Depth (Bob)
Adam PlutkoPlutko in Spring Camp with Tribe After Strong Summer on the Farm (Bob)
Dorssys PaulinoPaulino Progresses in First Full Season in Outfield (Bob)
Anthony ReckerRecker Looks to Catch on in Cleveland as a Reserve Backstop Option (Bob)
Luigi RodriguezLuigi Rodriguez: On the Rise or Organizational Man? (David)
Nellie RodriguezYoung Tribe Slugger Rodriguez Plays with Something to Prove (Bob)
Justus SheffieldTribe Shouldn’t Rush Development of Dominant Youngster Justus Sheffield (Laurel)
Giovanni SotoCountdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 65 (Bob)
Craig StammenStammen Strengthens Cleveland’s Bullpen Depth (Bob)
Luke WakamatsuAfter High School Indians’ Career, Wakamatsu Joins New Tribe in the Pros (Bob)
Bradley ZimmerIndians’ Bradley Zimmer Has Got “The Goods” (David)

Photo: Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

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