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Does Cleveland Indians starting rotation lean too far right? Hey, Hoynsie

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Are the Indians bringing a left-hander to spring training who could possibly break into their all right-handed rotation?
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Terry Pluto on the Browns drafting a QB, the Cavaliers and Indians: Podcast

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com) — Plain Dealer columnist talks all things Cleveland sports in his latest podcast.
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Talk Browns, Cavaliers and Indians with Terry Pluto live at 11 a.m.

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com) — Talk all things Cleveland sports with Plain Dealer columnist at 11 a.m.
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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis enjoyed an offseason that didn't include surgery, food poisoning or jury duty

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — The Indians' second baseman enjoyed an offseason that didn't involve any of last winter's woes. He didn't have a vomit bag on his flights or an immobile finger on his hand. On the heels of an...
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Spotlight intensifies for Francisco Lindor's first full season with Cleveland Indians

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Francisco Lindor made a good impression on the Indians and the rest of the big leagues in 99 games last season. This year will be Lindor's first full season with the Indians and he's trying to...
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Cleveland Indians sign Craig Stammen to minor league deal with spring training invitation

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — The Indians continued their search for bullpen help by signing veteran right-hander Craig Stammen, who spent the last seven years with Washington.
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Final takeaways from the 'Life In The Minors' series

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "There are probably others out there with similar predicaments about which the average baseball fan has no idea."
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'A game of failure': How do minor leaguers cope with self-doubt and struggles?

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "There are things you're going to encounter," Lavisky said. "It's up to you to be a good self-evaluator to recognize what you're doing and why you're not having the success you want."
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10 free agents who could help Cleveland Indians offensively and in the bullpen

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Spring training is fast approaching, but the Indians are still looking for upgrades on offense and in the bullpen. Here are 10 free agents who could make that happen.
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Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' third base options and memories of Walt Williams -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — Cleveland Indians have third base questions ... Gio Urshela? Juan Uribe? Lots of Tribe notes.
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Will The Donald try to buy Cleveland Indians again if he's not nominated? Hey, Hoynsie

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Donald Trump, presidential candidate, once tried to buy the Indians when he was merely a New York tycoon. If Trump is not nominated as the Republican candidate for president, what are the chances...
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Cleveland Sports Dictionary: 'Bowe,' 'Ehlo' and 'Pettinepsy' among 7 new definitions

Cleveland.com (Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com) — Readers started filling our new venture with a range of words and definitions, building off the initial "Blatt" that we presented.
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Closing time: How does a minor leaguer know when to call it a career if he never got a big league chance?

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — When do those players know that it's time to call it a career, to squash that last hope of a shot at stardom? How does one walk away when he has strived toward the same goal for so long?
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Talk Browns, Cavaliers, Indians with Dennis Manoloff at 12:30

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com) — DMan will talk all things Cleveland sports live today at 12:30.
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'This is like taking 65 kids on a two-month vacation': Cleveland Indians embark on another year of spring training

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — The Cleveland Indians' assistant clubhouse manager and the rest of his crew loaded a pair of trucks that are scheduled to arrive at the team's complex in Goodyear, Arizona, on Tuesday.
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10 memorable home runs from Jim Thome's major league career

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — Jim Thome hit 612 home runs during his career. Many were memorable. Here are 10 of them.
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Is Jim Thome a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Thursday Conversation follow-up

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — Jim Thome totaled 612 home runs, including 337 in a Cleveland Indians uniform. He and former teammate Omar Vizquel will join the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in 2018. Will Thome earn entry on his...
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Family matters: How life works when you're a minor leaguer, a husband and a father

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — For some minor leaguers, life's list of obligations extends far beyond baseball and whatever offseason job a player works to attract a few extra bucks. Some are pitchers or catchers or outfielders...
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Money matters: Is there a divide between players with big signing bonuses and those without?

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "It doesn't matter who you are in the minor leagues. You're either having to chip into that signing bonus or you're having to rely on other people or jobs on your own. It's definitely commendable."
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'I loved my time here and I cherish every moment': The Thursday Conversation with Jim Thome

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — In this week's Thursday Conversation, Thome discusses his storied career, the Indians' shortcomings in the World Series, his departure for Philadelphia and his rapport with the city and fan base.
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Blog Articles

Shawn Morimando is our No. 15 Cleveland Indians prospect for 2016. Who should be No. 16?

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — We (finally) have a No. 15 Indians prospect. After way too much deliberation, we finally have our No. 15 Cleveland Indians prospect for 2016. Shawn Morimando beat out fellow Shawninite and...
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Cleveland Indians Remain Interested in Juan Uribe

Lets Go Tribe! (westbrook) — Even though twitter made bookmarking tweets a lot more difficult yesterday, the news and notes must go on... • The Indians are still targeting free agent third baseman Juan Uribe. This has...
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Cleveland Indians prospects who could make their major-league debut in 2016

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — No, not Clint Frazier or Bradley Zimmer. Being a fan of the minor leagues and watching young players develop, few things in baseball are more exciting to me than a big prospect call-up. There...
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Cleveland Indians have had underwhelming offseason, but are still contenders in 2016

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — I had higher hopes than this, but the Indians care not for my higher hopes, and I'll have to settle for an offseason spent at the dollar store. I want to preface this by saying I believe the...
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Most games played in left field in Cleveland Indians history

Lets Go Tribe! (talonk) — The Indians have had some great left fielders in its history, including two recent team Hall of Fame inductees. Instead of switching back to the infield, in honor of the recent announcement of...
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Michael Brantley's health could decide the AL Central race

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Morning news & notes for Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The sound of baseballs hitting gloves can be heard as teams start to report for Spring Training workouts. Real baseball still feels so...
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Cleveland Indians No. 15 prospect tiebreaker vote: Shawn Armstrong vs. Shawn Morimando

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Battle of the Shawns. Shawn Armstrong and Shawn Morimando, two pitchers chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the 2011 draft, are left tied at 41 percent of the vote (105 votes each) for our No....
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What if the Cleveland Indians could "steal" five players from any team in baseball?

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — ...with a few catches. Our friends over at Beyond the Box Score recently ran a very interesting simulation that Let’s Go Tribe took part in. The gist of it was this: Each team can choose...
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The Week in Transactions: Indians lock up Josh Tomlin

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — In which I write too many words about what a relatively minor extension means for the near-term plans for the Cleveland organization. Tribe Transactions January 26 Signed RHP  Josh...
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How might Major League Baseball games in London work?

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Philipps) — Fun in London! Here's to a great week! TribeFest photos highlight plenty of good times (Mendlik) I'd love to go to this event one of these years. How would MLB games in London work?...
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Cleveland Indians News: Tribe Fest Recap

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — The Indians held their Annual Tribe Fest yesterday. Tribe News Indians fans flock to sold-out Tribe Fest | MLB.com Because Progressive Field is under renovation, this year's TribeFest is...
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Full 2016 Cleveland Indians promotional schedule released

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Will anything match last year's Terry-Francona-on-a-red-scooter bobblehead? Doubtful. The Cleveland Indians have released their full promotional schedule for the 2016 season, headlined by...
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Terry Francona: "I do think Chris [Antonetti]'s still got one trick up his sleeve this winter"

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Could the Indians still be looking at a new third base option? Speaking with Bull & Fox on 92.3 The Fan radio, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona discussed everything from the starting...
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Indians hold Town Hall, announce inductees into team Hall of Fame

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — New inductees include Jim Thome, Albert Belle and (finally) Frank Robinson. Tribe Hall of Fame Indians announce 2016 Hall of Fame class | indians.com - Four new plaques will soon be on...
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Cleveland Indians: MLB Pipeline ranks Bobby Bradley as fourth overall first base prospect

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — 1-9-y-e-a-r-s-o-l-d MLB Pipeline today announced their top 10 first base prospects in baseball , including Cleveland Indians power-hitting prospect Bobby Bradley at fourth. Bradley, who...
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Francisco Mejia is our No. 11 Cleveland Indians prospect for 2016. Who should be No. 12?

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — Mejia is the top-rated catching prospect on the Let's Go Tribe community list. In a very close race, you chose Francisco Mejia (44%, 106 votes) over Yandy Diaz (41%, 100 votes) as the #11...
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Cleveland Indians reportedly still open to adding another position player

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — No, probably not Yoenis Cespedes. After the Cleveland Indians finalized first baseman Mike Napoli ’s contract earlier this month, it seemed as if the Indians front office was done making...
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Friday N&N: Clint Frazier hates college

Lets Go Tribe! (Phil Kehres) — Could Clint be the spiritual successor to the famously book-hating Cliff Lee? Also! Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes could be headed to the nation's capital. Another work week comes to a close, and...
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Cleveland Indians: Looking back at the acquisition of Tris Speaker

Lets Go Tribe! (talonk) — How the Tribe acquired a Hall of Famer who would go on to bring Cleveland its first baseball championship. When we first started this series, we noted how Shoeless Joe Jackson had arrived on...
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Clint Frazier is "a supremely talented guy" says his AFL coach.

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Plus, the head of Homeland Security meets with MLB owners and momentum grows for the universal DH. Tribe-Related What the Detroit Tigers' signing of Justin Upton means for the Cleveland...
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