Don’t You (Forget About Us)

In the spirit of the free agent frenzy that will unfold upon the baseball world in the near future, tonight my task with a cup of hot chocolate in hand is to give you some insight into two of the more obscure moves the Cleveland Indians will make prior to opening camp in February. On…

Go, Go, RubberDucks

Out of seemingly nowhere, the Cleveland Indians have announced that their AA affiliate in Akron has changed its official nickname from the Akron Aeros to the Akron RubberDucks. According to the Aeros’ owner, this is the logic behind the change: “During this rebranding process, we listened to our fans,” said Akron RubberDucks owner Ken Babby.…

The Curious Case of thethree8

Joe Smith has been a dynamic reliever for the Cleveland Indians for five seasons. He’s always been unheralded but has been one of the longest tenured relief pitchers in the big leagues. A bullpen is inherently fickle and it’s rather difficult to find someone who is up to the pressure of the position for such…

Run Like Lightning: Right Out of Town

Are you staring out the windows thinking about Spring Training yet? If you realize how much talent the Indians could be bringing back in 2014 you probably are. With all of the fairy tale stories behind us and the October rolling along without the Indians it’s going to be a very, very intriguing offseason to…

2013 Fraase Family Predictions

Dad Tribe record: 75-87 Place in the Central Division: 4th Team MVP: Nick Swisher HR leader: Swisher Most improved: Jason Kipnis Bust: Jason Giambi Starting rotation at the end of the season: Masterson, Jimenez, McAllister, Carrasco, Kazmir Staff ace: Masterson All-Star(s): Swisher Comments: None World Series: San Francisco 4, Detroit 2 Ben Tribe record: 88-74…

It’s All About the Tribe

Going back and reading Jay’s Fire Everyone! – The Mission piece from late in the 2009 season brought up a few points to me that shows some definite breaks in the foundation of something in the Cleveland Indiansorganization. Let’s first off realize that we’re really not competing directly with 25 teams in baseball. Our battle each and every…

2012 Tribe Family Predictions

JOHN Tribe record: 88-74 Team MVP: Carlos Santana HR leader: Santana Games for Sizemore: 106 W’s for Jimenez: 13 Cy Young finish of Masterson: 7th All-Star(s): Santana, Justin Masterson Comments: Carlos Santana blows up DAD Tribe record: 75-87 Team MVP: Justin Masterson HR leader: Choo Games for Sizemore: 81 W’s for Jimenez: 10 Cy Young…