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Cubs Fans “View” of Fukudome

July 29, 2011 | | One Comment

By Mike Brandyberry

Many Cleveland Indians fans are not overly excited about the acquisition of Kosuke Fukudome on Thursday. But, considering the team’s recent struggles in the outfield, and their offensive struggles all summer, Fukudome seems to fill each of those holes for the rest of the season. I was able to speak with three writers for the Cubs’ blog, Obstructed View. Adam, David and Jeff certainly have a different view of Fukudome than Indians, and maybe Cubs, fans.

Adam: First off, congratulations on landing two months of Kosuke. I’m just sorry for your sake neither of those months is April.

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Let’s Make A Deal: Willingham Willingness?

July 23, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics have been rumored in trade talks for several days. The Indians are desperate to land an outfield bat, while the Athletics have two, possibly three outfielders available. I had the chance to have an extensive email conversation regarding trade possibilities with Oakland Athletics blogger, David Wishinsky. David runs the blog, The Todd Van Poppel Rookie Card Retirement Plan and you can follow him on twitter at @tvprcretireplan.

The chat is a bit extensive, but if you are an Indians fan with an eye on an Athletics outfielder, you will quickly see they are available for a fair price.

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Pittsburgh Pirates–Winning the Indian Way

July 18, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

If there’s one Cinderella story in Major League Baseball that has attracted more attention than the Indians, it’s the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Buccos, owners of the longest streak of futility in the major leagues with 18 straight losing seasons, have not just climbed out of the cellar of the National League Central, but are at the top of the standings at 49-44, the same record as the Indians.

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