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Posts By Ronnie Tellalian

Wahoo Watch Podcast #11, January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013 |

On this week’s podcast Erik Pinkerman and Ronnie Tellalian discuss the Cleveland Indians, the arbitration process and a few Indians that cashed in, like Chris Perez. The duo also talks about the upcoming World Baseball Classic and the Tribe players … Read More

Colavito Rounds Out All-Time Indians Team Bench

January 17, 2013 |

By Ronnie Tellalian

While Bob Feller is the most beloved of the Indians, Rocky Colavito is no less famous in Northeast Ohio. He captured the hearts of Indians fans in the 1950’s with powerful home run blasts the like of which Clevelanders wouldn’t see again until Jim Thome. Outrage erupted upon his trade in 1957 and his legacy would be forever linked to that fateful move. The right fielders that fans had taken to calling “The Rock” now left the famous curse. Known as “The curse of The Rock” or “The curse of Colavito” he became the subject of many books by many authors, most notably Plain Dealer writer Terry Pluto. Despite his link to malediction, he was an incredible hitter with fantastic skills. He is the first Indians player to hit 40+ home runs in back-to-back seasons, and if it were not for Luis Aparicio, Colavito would have been the Indians second straight Rookie of the Year winner.

Utility Outfielder: Rocky Colavito

Colavito made his rookie debut with the Indians in 1956. In 101 games he hit 21 home runs, drove in 65, and posted a slash line of .276/.372/.531. Slash line is simply batting average, on-base average, and slugging average separated by a slash so it reads as AVG/OBP/SLG. These stats were enough for Colavito to earn a second place finish in the Rookie of the Year voting.

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Wahoo Watch Podcast #10, January 13, 2013

January 13, 2013 |

On this week’s podcast Erik Pinkerman and Ronnie Tellalian discuss their reaction to Trevor Bauer meeting the Cleveland media and their opinions of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting.

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Wahoo Watch Podcast #9, January 6, 2013

January 6, 2013 |

On this week’s Wahoo Watch podcast, Erik Pinkerman, Ronnie Tellalian and Mike Brandyberry discuss the impact of the Brett Myers signing and where he will fit in the rotation. The crew also discusses their impressions of Nick Swisher, his press … Read More

Wahoo Watch Podcast #8, December 30, 2012

December 30, 2012 |

This week Erik Pinkerman and Ronnie Tellalian talk about the Indians signing of free agent Nick Swisher and the draf pick compensation involved, then explore pitching possibilities on the open market that could fit in Cleveland. Mike Brandyberry talks with … Read More

Wahoo Watch Podcast–Nick Swisher Edition, December 23, 2012

December 23, 2012 |

When Nick Swisher signs a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians two days before Christmas, you have to break in with a special podcast segment. Mike Brandyberry quickly hustled to round up Ronnie Tellalian and discuss the deal, … Read More

Wahoo Watch Podcast #7, December 22, 2012

December 22, 2012 |

In this week’s Wahoo Watch, Erik Pinkerman and Ronnie Tellalian discuss the Scott Kazmir signing and how he might fit with the Tribe, how close were the Indians to Edwin Jackson and a player profile of Thomas Neal. Mike Brandyberry … Read More

Did The Tribe Win Last Night Podcast #6, December 16, 2012

December 16, 2012 |

In this week’s Wahoo Watch podcast, Erik Pinkerman, Ronnie Tellalian and Mike Brandyberry break down the three team trade between the Indians, Reds and Diamondbacks that got the Tribe Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs, Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw. The trio … Read More

Lemon Assumes Second Spot in Rotation on All-Time Team

December 13, 2012 | | One Comment

One pitcher holds two distinctive records for the Cleveland Indians. The first being the record for most career 20 win season with seven. The second is the record for consecutive All-Star appearances by a pitcher with seven. Who is this mystery hurler?

Starting Pitcher: Bob Lemon

Lemon made his Major League debut in 1941 as a third baseman. He only played in five games that year, spending most of the season at the minor league level. He batted .301 in 141 games in the Eastern League that year. The following season, in the International league, Lemon hit 21 home runs before being called up for another very brief stint. He played in a total of 10 games for the Indians from 1941 to 1942 before heading off to fight in World War II.

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What Mark Reynolds Brings to the Indians at First Base

December 10, 2012 | | 3 Comments

First base has long been a place of woe for the Cleveland Indians. From Casey Kotchman to Matt LaPorta, Shelley Duncan and Andy Marte, the last three years have produced abysmal offense from an offensive-driven position. This off season the Cleveland Indians sought to remedy those struggles, most notably their pursuit of free agent Kevin Youkilis.

Sunday the Tribe took a left turn by signing 29-year old first baseman Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $6 million deal.  Several questions may linger in the minds of Indians fans. What contribution can Reynolds make in 2012? What does this mean for Youkilis? Did the Indians make the right choice?

Reynolds spent the majority of 2012 manning first base for the Baltimore Orioles. He has put up some seesaw numbers in his career and things have been no different since joining Baltimore in 2011. He hit 60 home runs over the last two seasons, averaging 34 home runs per 162 games. He also averaged 87 RBI, 86 runs scored, and 83 walks per 162 games during that same span. To go with that is an above average .328 on-base percentage and a .458 slugging percentage. The other side of that three year seesaw is his poor .221 average, and his massive number of strikeouts, 355 in 290 games. The real question is what can those numbers tell us, and what can he bring to the Indians lineup in 2013?

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Did The Tribe Win Last Night Podcast #5, December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012 |

In this week’s podcast Erik Pinkerman and Ronnie Tellalian introduce the new title to the podcast, “Wahoo Watch,” and talk about all the rumors and speculation the Indians created at this week’s Winter Meetings, and how little activity has come … Read More

Did The Tribe Win Last Night Podcast #4, December 2, 2012

December 2, 2012 |

In this week’s podcast, Erik Pinkerman, Ronnie Tellalian and Mike Brandyberry have an in-depth discussion about the new Baseball Hall of Fame ballot including whether Kenny Lofton belongs in the Hall. Mike has an interview with 850-AM ESPN Cleveland’s T.J. … Read More