Morning Rundown: Tribe Fail Bomber Exam, Post Longest Losing Streak
Carlos SantanaChris SchwindenColumbusCord PhelpsMatt LaPortaMinor League All StarsNew York YankeesRoster MovesRuss CanzlerTravis HafnerUbaldo JimenezVinny RottinoZach McAllisterHere we are at the longest losing streak of the season. In a way it is a positive that it took this long just to lose this many in a row. But of course you'd rather not be in this position. If they hadn't lost twice to the Astros, this wouldn't really be an issue, but perhaps there is something that should be focused on regardless of what happened in Houston.
Morning Rundown: Tribe Late Charge Comes Up Short; Perez Speaks Again
Andy LaRocheCarlos CarrascoChris PerezJack HannahanJustin MastersonNew York YankeesRoberto HernandezRoster MovesTravis HafnerA lot of people are saying that the Indians have yet to play their best ball. A few members of the team have said it, Chris Antonetti has said it... Well stop saying it. Let's just do it okay? Play your best ball. It's time. Don't save it for the postseason because you might not get there. Start playing what you believe to be your best ball.
Morning Rundown: Tribe Bounced Around in the Bronx
Jason KipnisJeanmar GomezJohnny DamonJosh TomlinNew York YankeesScott BarnesTravis HafnerUbaldo JimenezZach McAllisterI dislike Nick Swisher. I really do. I just can't stand him. The fact that he struck out three times delights me, but the RBI and the hit boils my blood. Watching him prance around in right field and play up his antics ticks me off. If he was ever on the Indians, I'm not sure I could handle it. Now that that is out of the way, we can talk about more angry things. Expect me to repeat this tomorrow though.
Morning Rundown: Tribe Burned Out of Houston, Beat Out by Sox
Morning Rundown: Nastiest Masty of the Season Leads to Cincy Sweep
Casey KotchmanCincinnati RedsJack HannahanJason KipnisJustin MastersonLonnie ChisenhallMahoning ValleyTravis HafnerTyler NaquinSweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! That blasted Ohio Cup ain't going anywhere! If it even still exists!
Morning Rundown: Chisenhall Leads Offensive Assault
Morning Rundown: Asdrubal's Own Personal Lazy Sunday
Asdrubal CabreraDraft Pick SigningsHector AmbrizJeanmar GomezKieran LovegroveMichael BrantleyMitch BrownPittsburgh PiratesShelley DuncanTravis HafnerTyler NaquinPedro Alvarez is now hitting over .200. He wasn't coming into the series. He did hit a few home runs, but he hit a few more that counted big time in the past two games. In other news, somebody kick me. I also dropped him from my fantasy team last week. So kick me again. It looks like Asdrubal Cabrera thinks you can take Paulie C's 'Lazy Sunday' literally.
Morning Rundown: Reds Are Hot, Indians Pitching Not in Sweep
All Star GameCincinnati RedsDerek LoweEsmil RogersJack HannahanJosh TomlinLonnie SoloffMatt LaPortaScott BarnesShin-Soo ChooThe Ohio Cup will not be going to the Indians outright. What happens if the Indians sweep the Reds next week? Do they cut the cup in half? Who gets the Oh? Of course with just one win the Reds claim the coveted piece of silver. It is silver isn't it? One thing is for sure, whether it's coveted, silver, or whatever. If it's cut in half, you definitely cannot drink from it.
Morning Rundown: Super Sharp Cueto Makes Quick Work of Tribe
Chris PerezCincinnati RedsEsmil RogersJack HannahanJeanmar GomezManny Acta Fedora of GreatnessRoster MovesTony SippTradesTravis HafnerUbaldo JimenezThey call this the Ohio Cup. I'm not sure it's real coveted, but uh, winning is. Winning counts. So if the Ohio Cup comes with the winning, then that's fine and dandy. It would also be cool if the Indians could 'drink' from the cup. You know like how the hockey teams do it with the Stanley Cup.
Morning Rundown: One Happy Household for Kipnis and Pestano
Carlos SantanaInjuriesJack HannahanJason KipnisNick HagadoneSt. Louis CardinalsUbaldo JimenezVinnie PestanoRegardless of if the Cardinals are coming off a World Series season or anything else, they just can't beat the Indians. After the weekend series between the two, the Cardinals still have not won a series against the Indians ever. Ever! They're 6-14 against Cleveland with the Indians getting the best of the Red Birds once again.
Morning Rundown: Lowe Scuffles and a Sizemore Setback
AkronChris PerezDerek LoweDetroit TigersGrady SizemoreJason KipnisMichael BrantleyMinor LeaguesSteven WrightVinnie PestanoWell, the Indians won't sweep the Tigers this season after all. It was looking like a slight possibility the way the Tribe was playing their division rivals, but the magic finally wore out.
Morning Rundown: Sadistic Enjoyment in Five Straight Over Detroit
2012 DraftCasey KotchmanChris SchwindenDetroit TigersJeanmar GomezJohnny DamonMatt LaPortaMichael BrantleyNick HamiltonRoster MovesTom HamiltonEven if, even if Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera came out of the gates swinging and this Tiger offense was everything it was billed up to be. If it isn't clear by now, the Tigers are a majorly flawed team. The thought was that Cleveland is, and they are, but the Tigers have just as many, if not more than them.
Morning Rundown: Tribe Continues Road Success, Improve to 4-0 over Detroit
Carlos SantanaColumbusDetroit TigersJared GoedertJason KipnisJohnny DamonJose LopezLonnie ChisenhallLou MarsonMinor LeaguesTyler NaquinUbaldo JimenezIf he does things like this, The Big Eww and U-Bad-O are going away.. It will be more like The Big Ooh Ooh Ooooooh! And that's the only thing we really want. A Good Ubaldo and some good tasting cheese. Oh and continuing to pound the Tigs into submission!
Tribe Daily Invitational: May 2012 Update
A few months ago, I had an idea. An idea that would unite a brand of misfits in one common goal. To help me satisfy the need of being in a normal fantasy baseball league and establishing my dominance. That idea has gone totally wrong.
Morning Rundown: Rolling Out the Welcome Mat(t)
Carlos SantanaJason KipnisJuan DiazJustin MastersonLuke CarlinMatt LaPortaRoberto HernandezRoster MovesScott BarnesUbaldo JimenezI leave for two weeks and when I come back, I'm greeted by... Matt LaPorta? That's like instead of seeing your excited puppy wagging it's tail after your two week vacation, you get a monkey flinging feces at you as you walk through the door. Is that to say Matt LaPorta is a monkey who flings feces? No, but he sure does swing as wildly as the monkey flings feces.
Manny Acta Golden Fedora of Greatness: May 2012
You may have heard the term "Golden Sombrero" used in baseball talk. It is in reference to a hitter striking out three times in a game. Well on this blog, we have the Golden Fedora, which is far better and more coveted. You also don't suck to get it.