Swindell

Matt in LA

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login May 14, 2013
  • posts 27
  • comments 542

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  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
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Damnit Castrovince!

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In this fantasy land the Indians rotation starts Clayton Kershaw, Adam Miller and Chris Sale, our MVP candidate is Mike Trout and our veteran leadership in none other than a healthy DH named Victor Martinez.

Indians minor leaguer plays all 9 positions

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Neat. The way this season is going, maybe the Indians should give him a call to try this in September.

Wood trade completed

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The Yankees completed their July 31 trade for right-hander Kerry Wood on Thursday, sending Minor League infielder Matt Cusick and right-hander Andrew Shive to the Indians as the players to be named.

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2010 hitting

Has anybody noticed that hitting is down fairly significantly from years past?  The AL-wide OPS this year is .740, with the previous 5 years all ranging from .755-.776.  I'm not statistically savvy...

Brighter side of Indians popularity - Fantasy teams

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Indians or Cleveland Indians is the 29th most popular fantasy name on CBS and the 7th most popular MLB team name.

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Help with at-bat music

On my co-ed softball team, we decided to be idiots and have everybody pick an at-bat song to be played over a portable ipod dock.  Most of the picks are pretty expected - Crazy Train, Baby Got...

Hello from Angels Stadium

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Hello from Angels Stadium

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Revisiting optimal lineups

Ideas from this post on BTB.  Quick stats on B-Ref. The quick strategy is that your best 3 hitters should bat 1, 2 and 4.  Next best bats 5th, then 3rd (flipped if the guy going into the 5 hole is...

Draft Reviews: Cleveland Indians

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2009 Draft Slot: 15th overall Draft Preference (2006-08): Definitely college players MLB Club Need: Pitching, Pitching, more Pitching, and Third base Organizational Need: Center field, Right field, LHP Pitching, RHP Pitching Organizational Strength: 1B/LF, Third base Notes: The club has not really made a splash with its first overall pick in quite some time… although Chisenhall could change that. The club is picking in the middle of the first round, so a lot is up in the air… but you have to figure the club is leaning to a college pitcher, unless a good (college) bat finds its way to them.

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Magic Number Thread

Not sure if I'm figuring this right, but I believe that a combination of 29 Indians wins and 1st place teams losses would catapult the Tribe into the postseason. Of course, with 19 games...

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Barry Bonds

No, I'm not here to say we, or anybody, should sign him.  Every so often when I'm on Baseball Reference, I end up on Bonds' page to make a comparison.  Today, for the first time, I used the...

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Andy Marte

Yeah, he's finally getting his at bats. No, he's not producing. What gives?   Looking over his stat line, it's not surprising to see why his numbers are so low: a BABIP of .221. In 2006, in...

Tigers pass Tribe

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Time to throw weight *ahem*CC*ahem* from our sinking ship? If we're sellers, the longer we wait, the less valuable our assets.

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CC to San Fran (speculation, for fleerdon)

It's still pretty dumb, but my early season suggestion that the Giants could hang around long enough to have an interest in CC is a little more viable today than it was last week or last month. T...

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SIGN BONDS!

I know I'm not the first to mention this, but given our offensive ineptitude, it bears repeat mentioning: Barry Bonds, the greatest hitter of all time, is available. Hafner is showing signs of...

2008 WPA

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I just wanted to point out that Sowers is top 5 in batting WPA for this year's team. Also, Hafner, shockingly, is #2.

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Prescient typo

Anybody think CC is going to take the home town discount? No, not for Cleveland - for Oakland.  Well, somebody at ESPN does - at least subconsciously. h...

How do you guys feel about the A's moving to Fremont. Ok, I don't care. But I do like seeing how these guys feel.

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How do you guys feel about the A's moving to Fremont. Ok, I don't care. But I do like seeing how these guys feel.

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Early season thoughts

I know it's definitely too early to worry.  That's not what this is about.  But I want to see how everybody else is thinking about the season so far. Early on I watched the Tigers lose and figured...

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Browns sign Shantee Orr

http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/03/cleveland_browns_sign_houston.htmlSeems like a solid linebacker - at least a good tackler, when he's healthy.I guess he replaces Chaun Thompson.  Are we...

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Shawne Merriman used roids

In case anybody has yet to see this, it's a before and after picture with Shawn Merriman.The before is May 2005, pre-steroid bust, and the after is a recent picture.  Anybody still wondering why...

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Arod is MVP

No shocker there.http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3119020http://www.baseballwriters.org/awards/2007/2007_AL_mvp.htmlI just want to point out that our boys got a bit of respect.  Victor...

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Hafner Hits, Grady grabs, Victor...

How about Martinez mashes? http://swarheit.blogspot.com/2007/11/study-k-players-strikeout-more-often.htmlApparently, people are more likely to go with things that share an initial.  Jason is more...

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Torture

For those who haven't seen this yet...Only click if you are a masochist!http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2007/10/believe_it_someday_indians_in.htmlI'm not sure if this is worse than when the...

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Let's Go Cavs!

It's been a magical year for Cleveland - and all of Ohio. (Cincinnati is part of Kentucky for all I care.)We're this close to bringing every championship in site to our town.  We won't be winners...

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