2014 Fraase Family Predictions

Dad Best nickname: Little Cowboy (Josh Tomlin) All-Star(s): Justin Masterson, Jason Kipnis Games for Santana at 3B: 60 Biggest breakout: Carlos Carrasco Biggest slump: Michael Bourn When does Lindor make his MLB debut? He does not in 2014. Rotation at season’s end: Masterson, Kluber, Tomlin, McAllister, Salazar Rank them: Bauer, Carrasco and Salazar: DS/CC/TB Does Chisenhall end the season in the organization? Yes…

The 30: Ten Toes In

The best two Major League Baseball writers out there, for my money, are Grantland’s Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus and occasionally Grantland..It’s probably not hard to guess that I devour the content these gentlemen share with the world so today I’m going to take a page out of Jonah’s book and copy…

Passing Time

It’s hard to describe the emotion that will run through my blood the minute Hammy’s voice flies through the speakers are 9 bells on March 31st. It will be the sound that signals everything that is great about life and how that those things will be back again every day for many months. We are…

Happy Birthday Lindor12BC

In honor of the Cleveland Indians’ best prospect hitting 20 today I am going to post many Francisco Lindor links and videos for you to take a glance at. Enjoy! Francisco Lindor on twitter. Al from TheDiaTribe pays homage to Lindor on 6/14/13. Al looks at the Lindor selection immediately following the Draft on 6/7/11. …

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…