The Indians lost their second in a row last night to the Athletics by a score of 3-0. They are now 5-24 in their last 29 games and are 11-32 since the All Star break. It goes without saying that things have not been going the Indians' way of late and that the team is in a freefall and without a parachute. Adam McGavin shares his thoughts on another lackluster Tribe performance.
Warning! If you are in a good mood and don't want anything to bring you down, don't read this article. It's one thing to breakdown every player used by a good team, but to go through every cog in a broken-down machine like the 2012 Cleveland Indians is not very pleasant. But it is Jim Piascik's sworn and solemn duty to rank every player used by the Indians this year as we hit the home stretch, so read on if you want to see who is the best (and who is the worst). Just don't expect to feel good after...
The Indians ended their nine game losing streak with a win on Saturday, but their winning ways came to a quick end on Sunday with a 4-2 loss to the Yankees. It was another series loss for the Indians who are rapidly fading in the American League standings, and now a playoff contending Oakland team comes into town for four games. Kevin Dean provides his second thoughts on yesterday's game.
With two weeks full of thoughts after "the man" tried to hold our friendly neighborhood co-editor down, Jim Pete breaks out part two of this week's Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, as he takes a look at a potential new beginning for the Indians in 2012. Might the dam break this winter, with a series of trades and releases that change the face of the franchise forever? Are we ready for the Kipnis and Chisenhall era?
The Indians have seen their season take a serious nosedive from quasi-contender in late-July to league doormat in late-August. The fall has been swift and hard, one that has not been seen in Cleveland in a long time, if ever. Tony chimes in with his thoughts on CEO Paul Dolan's comments this week and also discusses Matt LaPorta's final chance with the Indians, the future of Grady Sizemore and Josh Tomlin, and more.
The streak is finally over! The Indians would need just four hits against rival New York on Saturday night to snap their second nine game losing streak of the season, defeating the Yankees 3-1 picking up just their fifth victory in the month of August. Tribe starter Justin Masterson became the first Cleveland starter with double-digit victories in 2012, giving his team another quality and dominant start.
The Indians say goodbye to another old friend this week, as it certainly looks like Grady Sizemore is gone for good...or is he? There may be more goodbyes before the 2013 season...and a potential hello as well. Join me on the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, as we we continue to hate the Yankees, and hope for the best...
Nine in a row. 22 of their last 26. Times are tough for the Indians right now as they continued their month long tumble in the standings last night with a 3-1 loss to the hated Yankees. Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts on the game.
Will Manny Acta be fired before the end of the season, or will the Indians wait until the offseason to assess their manager and front office situation? Should Ezequiel Carrera be starting everyday in left field the rest of the season, or should others get a look in left? Should Justin Masterson remain in the starting rotation, or should he be move to the bullpen? Those are questions that Adam McGavin takes a look at both sides of the argument before sharing his thoughts on what should be done.
With the Indians in the midst of an 8-game losing streak, whispers can be heard that Manny Acta could soon be gone as the Indians' skipper. Acta even addressed that issue following the Indians 3-1 defeat to Seattle Wednesday. But IPI's Steve Orbanek believes that Acta should not shoulder all the blame, and he even gives Acta his own vote of confidence.
The Indians offense sputtered once again on Wednesday afternoon in Oakland, and even a quality start from Zach McAllister was not enough as they fell 3-1 to the Athletics. They have now lost 19 of their last 20 road games and 21 of their last 25 overall, and Adam McGavin shares his second thoughts on the problems at hand for the Indians.
Through six innings last night it was an impressive battle between Felix Hernandez and Roberto Hernandez, but things unraveled quickly for the Indians in the seventh inning and they lost to the Mariners 5-1. The loss is the Indians 17th loss in their last 18 road games and their 20th loss in their last 24 games. These are not good times of late for the Indians or their fans. Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts on the game.
The Indians have failed to do much of anything recently, and Sunday's game was a microcosm of their futility. The bonus of the game was that it was over rather quickly, which about sums up how quickly the Indians went from a contender, to perhaps the worst team in baseball. Join Kevin Dean with his Second Thoughts on Sunday's ballgame...after the jump...
Join us this week from 700 EST to 730 EST as Jeff Ellis is joined by Cleveland Fan writer Andrew Clayman. They will look at just how badly the Indians off season moves backfired. Is there any hope of contention for next year? A game of should they should not when it comes to player options and Free Agents. Who in AAA do you want to see this year, and many other topics So tune in and enjoy.
The Indians are not only getting a lesson on the baseball field this weekend by their opponent the Oakland Athletics, but they are also getting a lesson from them off the baseball field as well as their offseason moves have proved nothing but golden for them. Tony takes a look how their 2012 team was constructed in the offseason and if the Indians can take anything away from their methods. He also discusses the looming big decisions on the club options on Roberto Hernandez and Ubaldo Jimenez, as well as Josh Tomlin's injury.
The Indians ran into a buzz saw on Saturday Night, and his name was Bartolo Colon. The former Tribe starter dominated the Indians over eight innings, which really says it all regarding the Indians season. Corey Kluber looked like a Triple A pitcher, fronting a Triple A team that didn't realize they were in the bigs until the ninth inning. Join Andy Nichols for his "Second Thoughts" on Saturday's ballgame.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!