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…

Ending in Tragedy

Where are all my Tribe friends going? They’re disappearing faster than Chris Perez’ career. I’m a frequent poster in the Let’s Go Tribe game threads. As the gap between Detroit and the pretenders has grown gigantic, the drop in comments per game has gone from an average of somewhere around 700 to 30 per game.…

There’s Only One October

Take a good look at this. As long as we don’t kick ourselves in the butt against Detroit, the Tribe really can easily make it to the postseason. Look at that 11 game homestand coming up against SEATTLE, KANSAS CITY, and OAKLAND. The majority of our remaining games are against AL Central teams with the…

Truly Winning the Ubaldo Trade

On record as disliking our Ubaldo trade, due to the fact that we control him for just two more years (I wanted three) and the common knowledge that he is not really a trusted ace of a staff yet I’ve put it behind me and am excited about the Indians future. My firm belief that…

Breaking Up the Waves

With a new “ace” added to our staff, the thought of Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Masterson anchoring our rotation in top form must scare the rest of the weak AL Central. To be fair, it scares me even more. Jimenez is actually under control for just TWO seasons beyond 2011. That leaves little time for…