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Michael Brantley recovers from surgery while Indians 'work through' contract option decision (podcast)

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — The Cleveland Baseball Talk Podcast looks at Michael Brantley's offseason ankle surgery and the team's upcoming decision on his contract option.
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Cleveland Indians still trying to decide if they'll exercise Michael Brantley's 2018 option

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — The Indians hold an $11 million option on Michael Brantley for 2018. Brantley underwent surgery on his right ankle surgery on Wednesday that may cause him to miss the early part of the 2018...
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Should the Cleveland Indians pick up Michael Brantley's $11 million option for 2018?

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — The Cleveland Indians have a big decision to make on Michael Brantley's $11 million team option for 2018.
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On Michael Brantley's option and the Browns' (re)build: DMan chats with Baskin & Phelps

Cleveland.com (Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer) — The Cleveland Indians should pick up Michael Brantley's $12 million option for 2018.
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Why Jay Bruce is more important to the Indians than Carlos Santana: Bud vs. Doug

Cleveland.com (Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com) — Bud Shaw stakes out a position in favor of the new Indians outfielder over the long-time Indians first baseman and DH, as Doug Lesmerises ponders Bud's wisdom.
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Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley undergoes surgery on right ankle

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Michael Brantley will need four to five months to recover from right ankle surgery.
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Did the Indians miss their best chance to win a World Series? -- Bud vs. Doug

Cleveland.com (Bud Shaw, cleveland.com) — Cleveland.com sports columnists Doug Lesmerises and Bud Shaw talk about the Indians chances of winning another World Series with this core group of players.
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How the Cleveland Indians reacted so fast in helping families in Puerto Rico (photos)

Cleveland.com (Marc Bona, cleveland.com) — As the Cleveland Indians were getting set to play in the postseason, relief efforts were under way in Hurricane Maria's aftermath in Puerto Rico. The team worked quietly and efficiently. Here's...
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Cleveland sports fans and The Grouch: Terry Pluto (video)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — It's been a hard few weeks for Cleveland sports fans, but is it a bad year?
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Outfield or second base: Where should the Cleveland Indians play Jason Kipnis next season?

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Jason Kipnis moved to the outfield at the end of the 2017 season. Should the Indians play him there in 2018?
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Terry Francona do-overs for the Indians in the ALDS: Bud vs. Doug

Cleveland.com (Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com) — Bud Shaw and Doug Lesmerises take a final spin through what could have been done differently against the Yankees.
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Carlos Santana or Jay Bruce: If the Indians can only keep one, who should it be?

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce are both set to become free agents. Which player would you like to see the Cleveland Indians sign?
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Is home-field advantage overrated?

Cleveland.com (The Tylt) — Playoff teams fight at the end of the season to have home-field advantage so they have can a supportive crowd behind them.
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Did the Cleveland Indians make the right choices on their ALDS roster? Hey, Hoynsie

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Should Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenha and Jason Kipnis have been named to the Tribe's ALDS roster?
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Jason Kipnis' annual shoe toss was a big hit with Cleveland Indians fans, even if it wasn't from a parade float

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis tossed game-worn shoes and batting gloves to fans outside the players' parking lot on Monday.
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League Park hosts Cleveland Indians celebration, special party

Cleveland.com (Marc Bona, cleveland.com) — The Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park will host a couple of interactive events this month. Here's the details.
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Cleveland Indians players bid adieu to Tribe fans on social media as the 2017 offseason got underway

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Here's how Cleveland Indians players said farewell to Tribe fans as they headed into the 2017 offseason.
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Will Cleveland Indians early playoff exit impact spending? -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — The Cleveland Indians advancing to the 2016 World Series led to a dramatic rise in payroll for 2017. Don't expect that to happen again.
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Cleveland Indians 2017: A great regular season that turned oh so bad in the postseason

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — The Indians were the top dog going into the American League playoffs with 102 wins. It took the Yankees five games to bring them to heel.
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Cleveland Indians mystery: What really happened to Corey Kluber in Games 2 and 5 of the ALDS?

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Corey Kluber started Games 2 and 5 in the ALDS against the Yankees. He went 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA as the Yankees eliminated the Indians.
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Blog Articles

Michael Brantley undergoes surgery, will resume full baseball activities in 4-5 months

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt Schlichting) — No, this is not an old article. Okay, this looks bad. The Cleveland Indians announced via twitter this morning that Michael Brantley underwent another surgical procedure. They did not...
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Former Indian Trevor Crowe buys Phoenix area estate

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Morning News and Notes for Thursday, October 19, 2017 Yesterday’s Baseball New York 5 - Houston 0 (New York leads series 3-2) Chicago 3 - Los Angeles 2 (Los Angeles leads series 3-1) ...
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Yu Darvish pitches Dodgers within one win of Cubs sweep

Lets Go Tribe! (westbrook) — Morning News and notes for October 18, 2017 Six runs wins ballgames. Dodgers 6, Cubs 1 The Dodgers are who we thought they were. The best team in baseball headed into the trade deadline...
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Yankees rout Astros in ALCS Game 3

Lets Go Tribe! (Tyler Griffith) — Morning news and notes for Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Oh yeah, baseball is still going on I suppose. Could’ve fooled me. Tribe News Inbox: Where should the Indians put Kipnis? | MLB ...
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Joe Maddon manages for the save, shockingly doesn’t end well for Cubs

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Philipps) — Morning news and notes for Monday, October 16, 2017 Here’s to a great week! News and Notes Joe Maddon’s bullpen mistake pushes Dodgers to 2-0 lead over Cubs | Yahoo Sports Crucial spot in...
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Sunday News and Notes: Tribe spending, ALCS/NLCS action

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — Yes, playoff baseball continues Tribe News Now that the end-of-season press conferences are over, the only thing left to do is to speculate about what will happen at the end of the month,...
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A quick overview of the Indians roster

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — Including pending free agents, players with club options, and players who are arbitration-eligible. I wasn’t planning on talking about the off-season so soon (way too soon), but I do want to...
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Corey Kluber’s floating release point

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Morning News and Notes for Saturday, October 14, 2017 Yesterday’s Game ALCS: Houston 2 - New York 1 Houston took a 1-0 series lead behind 7 shutout innings from Dallas Keuchel. Indians...
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A tale of two Indians postseason heartbreakers

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — It was an awful way to go but it can be — and has been — worse than this. Even with the heavy hand of recency bias, I’ve come to the personal conclusion that the Cleveland Indians ’ collapse...
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The wrong article, and all too early

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — Nothing written here is supposed to be. I can't believe I'm writing this for the second year in a row. It's not even the middle of October yet, and I just had to watch the goddamn New York...
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Baseball was a mistake

Lets Go Tribe! (Phil Kehres) — Morning news & notes for October 13, 2017 I’m in a dark place right now, as a Tribe fan and as a baseball fan in general. Game 5 sapped my life force and made me not want to watch baseball for a...
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Indians go home, Yankees move on.

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Morning News and Notes for Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cleveland 2 - New York 5 (New York wins series 3-2) Recaps: LGT | Indians.com | Cleveland.com They were so good for so long, until...
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Yankees stun Tribe 5-2 to take ALDS

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — And just like that, it’s over You may have come across the phrase memento mori at one time or another in your reading. The phrase is in Latin, and roughly translated it means “remember that...
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ALDS Game 5 Thread - Part III

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — The third part is where the good guys prevail Well, here we go...
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ALDS Game 5 Thread - Part II

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — The sequel is always better than the original anyway. Let’s get some runs. Pretty please?
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ALDS Game 5 Thread - Part I

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — It’s Corey Kluber vs. CC Sabathia for all the ALDS marbles And so we come to what possibly could be the final game of the year. Or it could be just the end of the beginning for the Tribe’s...
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ALDS Game 5 lineups

Lets Go Tribe! (Tyler Griffith) — Kluber and Encarnacion will be back on the field to try and send the Tribe to the ALCS AHHHHHHHH. Now that that’s out of my system, the Cleveland Indians are getting ready to take on the New...
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How the Yankees have shut down Jose Ramirez

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — Jose Ramirez hasn’t looked good in the ALDS. The Yankees found a crack in the armor. Jose Ramirez is about as close to a perfect baseball player as you could possibly hope to create. He can...
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How to watch Game 5 of the ALDS

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt Schlichting) — This comprehensive guide will prepare you for any viewing scenario Ladies and gentleman, it comes down to this: a win-or-go-home matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the scrappy upstart ...
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Edwin Encarnacion runs, appears to be ready for Game 5

Lets Go Tribe! (westbrook) — Morning news and notes for Wednesday, October 11, 2017. I was hoping to have a Nationals-Cubs game to recap here this morning, to write about something that isn’t so urgent, but it was rained...
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