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Indians Release Francoeurtribescribe

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:06:50 +0000

The Indians announced the release of OF Jeff Francoeur this morning. Francoeur had been in camp as a non-roster invitee on a minor league contract. The roster move was somewhat surprising because left-handed hitters Michael Brantley, Michael Bourn, and David Murphy comprise the Indians starting outfield and Francoeur bats right-handed. In his career, Francoeur has […](image)

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Playing Pepper: Previewing the 2014 IndianstribescribeUbaldo JimenezEnhanced by Zemanta

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:30:56 +0000

Spring Training is upon us, and on fields across Florida and Arizona, baseball players are gathering for games of pepper as they prepare for the upcoming season.  So too with baseball writers: fellow Baseball Bloggers Alliance member Daniel Shoptaw invited several Indians bloggers to answer questions about the 2014 Tribe for his “Playing Pepper” series. […](image)

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Kluber’s Big-League Stay Likely a Short OnetribescribeCleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carr...

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:06:11 +0000

In the wake of the debacle versus the Yankees, the Indians optioned Tuesday’s starter Carlos Carrasco to Columbus to work on command of his fastball and, presumably, control of his head-hunting impulses. Tito’s proclaimed bullpen savior (and Wednesday’s scheduled starter) Brett Myers worked 5-1/3 innings in relief of Carrasco, necessitating the call-up of Corey Kluber […](image)

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Whatever Swisher Wants, Swisher GetstribescribeLola the Seductress

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:26:07 +0000

In the musical “Damn Yankees,” the Devil sends the seductress Lola to seal his deal with slugger Joe Hardy by stealing him away from his wife. How fitting then that Mark Shapiro chose Chef Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro as the setting for his own seduction of erstwhile Yankee Nick Swisher Monday night. Shapiro might need […](image)

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Playing Pepper: 2011 Indianstribescribe

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:01:28 +0000

TribeScribe fielded a few questions about the 2011 Indians with fellow BBA blogger Nino Colla of TribeDaily in C70 At the Bat‘s “Playing Pepper” series.Filed under: 2011, Links, Year in Preview(image)

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You Might Be an Indians Fan If…tribescribeBaseball Flowchart

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:10:43 +0000

If you are looking for a team to root for, this flowchart may have the answer for you.  According to Paul Caputo, you might be an Indians fan if: You have a soul. You care if your team ever wins another game. You are not watching baseball to pass the time until football training camp. […](image)

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Required Reading: The Manny Effecttribescribe

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 23:18:47 +0000

I’m a little late in recommending this Jonah Keri post at FanGraphs, but not too late for you to revel in some Manny Ramirez nostalgia: Whenever the Indians were on TV, the whole family would gather around to watch. When Manny would do something particularly amazing, everyone would go nuts. “Manny Ramirez! Manny Ramirez!”, they’d […](image)

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Carlos Santana Projected as Tribe’s Top Hitter in 2011tribescribeGrady SizemorePECOTA Productivity Forecast

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:04:32 +0000

According to Jordan Bastian at, Dr. Rick Parker has given Carlos Santana a clean bill of health, allowing Santana to participate fully when spring training begins on Feb. 17.   The switch-hitting catcher is also on target to start on Opening Day against the White Sox. This is obviously great news for Manny Acta, who […](image)

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“Grace” Period Over for Jordan BrowntribescribeMark Grace 8x10 1988 Signed

Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:50:03 +0000

Jordan Brown is a good baseball player. Good enough to win an International League batting title in 2009. Good enough to win back-to-back MVP awards in 2006 and 2007. Good enough to be a third-team All-American at Arizona. In other words, Brown plays baseball better than 99.9999875 percent of the world’s population, give or take […](image)

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Links-O-Mania: Acta Talks, Wahoo Mocks, Chapman RockstribescribeCarl Mays

Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:24:41 +0000

The Indians players aren’t the only ones who need to get in shape for the coming season. TribeScribe’s personal spring training begins now with this links-o-mania post: Manny Acta tells Jordan Bastian of that the Tribe will rely on its young starting pitchers in 2011. Paul Hoynes, longtime Indians beat writer of “Hey! Hoynsie” […](image)

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