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Looking back on Kyrie Irving's 55, looking ahead to Indians and talking Browns: Sports Insider

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Chris Haynes, Paul Hoynes and Mary Kay Cabot joined the show on Thursday.
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Cleveland Indians counting too much on bounce-back players? Hey, Hoynsie!

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Should the Indians have been more active in player acquisition this offseason instead of counting on so many players bouncing back from injury?
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Watch Sports Insider with guests Chris Haynes, Paul Hoynes and Mary Kay Cabot today at 11:30 a.m.

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Watch live at 11:30 as we talk Cavaliers, Indians and Browns.
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Third base prospect Giovanny Urshela on track to be ready for spring training: Cleveland Indians notes

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — The Indians consider him the most skilled defensive third baseman in their organization. They also named him the recipient of the Lou Boudreau Award, given to the top position player in the farm...
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Cleveland Indians prospects better get used to playing beat the clock

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — MLB is scheduled to use pitch clocks at Class AA and Class AAA this year. Indians players who played under the clock last year in the Arizona Fall League said they had to make adjustments in their...
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How Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Dylan Baker emerged from the Alaskan tundra

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — "I didn't think it was going to happen, especially playing in Juneau and never being scouted," Baker said. "It's pretty much just a dream."
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Terry Pluto talks about the Cavaliers' surge, Josh Gordon and Indians spring training: Podcast

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Plain Dealer columnist talks about the Cavaliers' winning streak, the Josh Gordon situation and Indians spring training.
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Cleveland Indians invite No.1 picks Francisco Lindor, Tyler Naquin to spring training

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Jake Lowery, James Ramsey, Will Roberts, Ryan Rohlinger and Jordan Smith were invited to big league camp along with Francisco Lindor and Naquin. The Indians, to date, have 20 players coming to...
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Talk Browns, Cavaliers and Indians with Terry Pluto today at 11 a.m.

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Talk Browns, Cavaliers and Indians with Terry Pluto live at 11 a.m.
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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona: defensive shifts can't be banned

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — New Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's open for discussing a ban on defensive shifts to improve offense, but manager Terry Francona says that would be "opening a can of worms."
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Cleveland Indians want Michael Bourn to "wreak havoc" on bases in 2015

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Michael Bourn has been working with former gold medal winner Leroy Burrell to re-establish himself as a stolen-base threat.
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How should the Cleveland Indians construct the top of their lineup? Zack Meisel's musings

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — "Our best leadoff hitter is probably Carlos Santana," Francona said. "Nobody probably ever thinks that, but he gets on base better than anybody on our team."
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Cleveland Indians honor 3B Giovanny Urshela, LHP Ryan Merritt as top minor leaguers

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Giovanny Urshella receives the Lou Boudreau award, while Ryan Merritt receives the Bob Feller award. Urshela is currently rehabbing a left knee injury in Goodyear, Ariz. Merritt will be...
  • 3 days ago

What MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred can learn from NHL All-Star Weekend: Tim Warsinskey's Take

Cleveland.com (Tim Warsinskey, The Plain Dealer) — The NHL figured out long ago All-Star games should not be taken too seriously, and still can be successful showcase events. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred should take note.
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Commissioner Rob Manfred names Cleveland Indians Mark Shapiro to competition committee

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Mark Shapiro, entering his fifth year as president, believes the Indians are entering a "dynamic time' in franchise history.
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Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber shows something special - humility: Terry Pluto (slideshow)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — Corey Kluber made sure that catcher Yan Gomes accompanied him to the Cy Young Award ceremony in New York.
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Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro says Progressive Field renovations on schedule

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Mark Shapiro won't put a price tag on Progressive Field renovations, but said renenue sharing funds will not be used.
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Cleveland Indians' David Murphy is OK losing playing time, but not too much playing time

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — "I'm prepared to lose playing time, but not to the point where I'm going to get 150 at-bats. If that's the case and that's the best-cast scenario for them and for me, I'm open to [a trade]. But, I...
  • 4 days ago

Corey Kluber's contract, a competitive AL Central and Dennis Martinez's memories of 1995: Zack Meisel's musings

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Tribe president Mark Shapiro said the club had yet to engage in discussions with Kluber's camp. If those negotiations ever commenced, they would happen in February or early March.
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Corey Kluber's Cy Young trip to New York includes catcher Yan Gomes

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group) — Corey Kluber was in New York on Saturday night to receive his AL Cy Young award as the New York baseball writer's dinner.
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Blog Articles

PECOTA projections are down in Corey Kluber and Michael Brantley

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — If you were wondering the PECOTA views the Indians as only a .500 team... Earlier today  I wrote about the PECOTA standings, which were released today at  Baseball Prospectus. I was somewhat...
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Francisco Mejia rated by you as Indians' #5 prospect. Vote here for #6

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — You selected a very young (but very talented) catcher as the system's #5 prospect. Let's Go Tribe is putting together its own ranking of the top  Indians prospects. Here are the previous...
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PECOTA projections for 2015 see Indians as .500 team

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — There is a silver lining though... The 2015 PECOTA player projections have been released at Baseball Prospectus, which means the first PECOTA projected standings are out too. I'll write...
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Carlos Carrasco has it all figured out

Lets Go Tribe! (Phil Kehres) — Carlos Carrasco went from bullpen flotsam to top flight starter using this ONE WEIRD TRICK. Pitching coaches HATE him! Happy Thursday, LGT. It's fairly quiet around the baseball world, but...
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Keith Law farm system rankings say the Indians are on the rise

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — Not yet where we'd like it to be, but headed in the right direction... Keith Law's annual MLB farm system rankings have been published.  You can find them in full here, but it's an Insider...
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James Ramsey Finding a New Home in Cleveland

Lets Go Tribe! (westbrook) — plus details on two trades • Francisco Lindor headlines the Indians list of 2015 NRIs. Here's the list solely of the internal ones . I assume internal ones are guys who are young enough that...
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Has Indians GM Chris Antonetti done a good job in the last year?

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — What grade would you give the Tribe's General Manager? We're only three weeks and a day away from Indians pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear, Arizona for spring training. Corey Kluber...
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Giovanny Urshela and Ryan Merritt honered as Minor Leaguers of the Year

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — Tribe items On Monday  the Indians announced their top Minor League honors for the 2014 seasons. Third baseman Giovanny Urshela  (just voted by LGT readers as the #4 prospect in the...
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Giovanny Urshela rated as Indians' #4 prospect. Vote on #5

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — LGT readers are high on Giovanny Urshela. I can't imagine why... Let's Go Tribe is putting together its own ranking of the top  Indians prospects. Here are the previous entries in the series: ...
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Cleveland Indians 2015 promotional schedule

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — Fireworks, bobbleheads, dollar dogs, actual dogs, and a new weather education book... this year's promotional schedule has it all! The Indians have released their  promotional schedule for...
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Indians President Shapiro named to MLB competition committee

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Plus, TribeFest and David Murphy on potentially being the odd man out in the outfield. Tribe News Commissioner Rob Manfred names Cleveland Indians Mark Shapiro to competition committee |...
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Sunday News and Notes: Kluber receives AL Cy Young; First day highlights from Tribe Fest

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — Corey Kluber appeared at Tribe Fest on Saturday, then hopped a plane to receive his AL Cy Young award. Indians News Doby celebration, giveaway highlight promo schedule | indians.com The...
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Ernie Banks passes away at age 83

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — Ernie Banks passed away last night in Chicago at the age of 83. Banks was arguably the greatest player in Cubs history. In the decades since his retirement he became the face of the franchise, as...
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Rumors: Tribe Interested in Nolan Reimold

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Plus, Happy TribeFest, everybody It's Day One of TribeFest, so lots of players are in town giving  interviews,  The Plain Dealer will webcast live beginning at 10 a.m. EST for those who can't...
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Jason Kipnis being healthy and productive could win the AL Central

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — A return to form for Kipnis could be a bigger boost than almost any free agent could have provided. What would you rather have for 2015: The 2013 version of Jason Kipnis and the current...
  • 6 days ago

Corey Kluber contract extension talks quiet

Lets Go Tribe! (Phil Kehres) — Kluber's star and freshly-shaved dome shone bright at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, so it might be time to talk extension... if you can get the robot to speak. What's better than...
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What can the Indians do to maximize the Cleveland feel of Progressive Field?

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — You guys are going to have to do the groundwork on this one... One of the major goals of the many changes Progressive Field is undergoing this offseason is to bring more of what makes...
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Should the Indians go after Stephen Strasburg?

Lets Go Tribe! (Chad Young) — The Nationals are supposedly making him available - should the Indians inquire? By signing Max Scherzer , the Washington Nationals set off a chain of dominoes. The first was me doing a...
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Zach McAllister could be 2015's Wade Davis

Lets Go Tribe! (Phil Kehres) — 2015 might be the year to get Attached to the bullpen Well, I've decided to give this Twitter thing another solid go. I've got a brand spanking new Twitter handle strictly for LGT stuff. I'm not...
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2015 ZiPS projections for Indians are not excited about the starting rotation

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Lukehart) — Way to harsh our buzz, computer. The 2015 ZiPS projections for the Indians were published today at FanGraphs.  There's a wealth of information in the post there, well worth your time. The...
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