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July 2, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts: Ranking the madness
A few days ago, Grantland's Andrew Sharp put out a wonderful article that recapped this year's NBA Draft, which was perhaps one of the most ridiculous drafts in the history of any sport. He chronicled the event using a 1-10 scale, in an "ascending curve of crazy." The IBI's Kevin Dean loved the concept, and in the spirit of the Indians' wild ride of a season thus far, he thought he would apply it to such on this off-day edition of Second Thoughts.
 
June 25, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #75: Indians 5, Orioles 2
After a strong homestand that righted the Indians' ship, they hit the road for 11 games, starting with four in Baltimore. Ubaldo Jimenez lasted just 5.1 innings and got hit out of the park twice, and the offense didn't score until the sixth inning. They came on in a big way in that sixth, though, taking a lead that the bullpen would never relinquish and won 5-2. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts on the game...
 
June 18, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #69: Royals 2, Indians 1
After a well-documented brutal 20-game stretch, the Indians had seemingly gotten themselves back on the right track, winning four out of their last five (and it could have just as easily been all five). They began a set against a surging Royals team Monday night, backed by a recently-freed Carlos Carrasco. He turned in one of the best starts of his young career, but the team was lacking in all other facets and another brutal loss was suffered.
 
June 11, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #63: Rangers 6, Indians 3
The Indians got a little bit of what they had been looking for on Monday as Scott Kazmir pitched well and Carlos Santana delivered a key, three-RBI base hit. However, the strong pitching and clutch hit were not nearly enough as a three-run seventh inning by the Texas Rangers doomed the Tribe and brought their losing streak to eight games. Join the IBI's Kevin Dean as he offers his Second Thoughts on the latest Indians loss.
 
June 4, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #57: Indians 4, Yankees 7
The Indians' tough nearly month-long stretch of games continued on Monday as they traveled to New York behind their ace. Said ace turned in a rare poor start, an All-Star likely hobbled his way onto the disabled list, and the team's struggles against the Yankees and the American League East in general continued. All of that added up to a loss and Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on the game...
 
May 28, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #50: Reds 4, Indians 2
The first meeting of the two Ohio teams in 2013 produced a great game and the foundation for an interesting final three. When all was said and done, the Indians found themselves on the short end of the stick (a recent trend), thanks to their reeling bullpen (another recent trend). The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on what was yet another tough loss for the Indians...
 
May 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #43: Mariners 8, Indians 10
For the second time in as many weeks, the Indians put themselves in a position to sweep an ever-difficult four-game series. In a game where their starter got through just three innings and their three impenetrable backend relievers all faltered, naturally, they pulled it out. In game-winning fashion. Again. Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts on a thrilling come from behind walkoff 10-8 win for the Indians.
 
May 14, 2013   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts: Indians, Yankees split doubleheader
Monday at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario featured a traditional doubleheader against the Yankees, and a few people were actually there to see it and everything! The Indians scored a grand total of one run, but managed to split the day, thanks to the team's best pitching performance of the young campaign. The IBI's Kevin Dean provides his "second thoughts" on the matchup...
 
May 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #29: Indians 7, Athletics 3
The Indians got back on the winning path on Monday as they belted four homers and beat the Athletics, 7-3. One of those four homers was a gigantic moon shot of a homer off the bat of Mark Reynolds, who got sweet revenge after he had just been hit with a pitch in an earlier at bat. Also, Ubaldo Jimenez was good for his second straight start. The IBI's Kevin Dean talks about that and more...
 
April 30, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #23: Indians 9, Royals 0
Who was that masked man? That was not the Ubaldo we have all come to loathe, and to his credit he pitched a wonderful ballgame and helped the Indians cruise to a much needed 9-0 win and more importantly finish the road trip with a 5-4 record. Ryan Raburn got into the action and clubbed two home runs, Carlos Santana continues to sizzle, and Asdrubal Cabrera looks to be heating up. All of that and more in today's "second thoughts"...
 
April 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #18: Indians 3, White Sox 2
Justin Masterson has been sensational so far this season, and while he was not on his A-game last night he still battled and worked his way through seven innings and hung around just long enough to earn the win. Asdrubal Cabrera came through with a big two-run single in the eighth inning to put the Indians up 3-2 and the Bullpen Mafia did the rest to preserve a much needed Tribe win against a division rival. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on the game...
 
April 16, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts: A sabermetric look thus far
The Indians were off on Monday, but the IBI's Kevin Dean used the opportunity to dig into the team's advanced numbers 11 games into the season. Even though the sample size to date is small, you have to start somewhere when looking at stats. The information in the data so far aligns very much with what has been seen on the field.
 
April 9, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #7: Yankees 11, Indians 6
Baseball returned to Cleveland yesterday. Optimism surrounding the Indians was in the air and everywhere to be seen downtown. That is, until Ubaldo Jimenez fell into a familiar set of bad habits, and a familiar face crashed the annual party. The IBI's Kevin Dean breaks down the game and gives some "second thoughts" on what he saw in the Indians home opener loss.
 
March 20, 2013   (0 comments)
International Indians: Recapping the Indians in the WBC
The World Baseball Classic came to a close on Tuesday night when the Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 to win the WBC crown. The Indians featured five active players, and with the tournament over the IBI's Kevin Dean reviews the performances by all five players in what was really an exciting, well played tournament.
 

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