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I'm Andrew Humphries, I work in education.

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User Blog

What Cliff Lee's not reading

Humorous take on Cliff Lee's dislike for reading.

An Indian You Forgot: Brian Slocum

A retrospective on Brian Slocum (did we need that?)

Meditations in An Emergency

If an Indians fan re-wrote Frank O'Hara's 'Meditations in an Emergency'

Transactions: Welcome, Vinny Rottino

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Short write-up of Indians call-up Vinny Rottino.

Rally Thread: Chris Antonetti Tries to Trade for Justin Upton

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[Lights up on ANTONETTI and TOWERS in paired offices, thousands of miles apart.] ANTONETTI Hey, is this Kevin? Kevin Towers? TOWERS Yes, this is he. Who's calling? ANTONETTI Chris Antonetti. The...

Transactions: Indians Acquire Lillibridge

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Transaction analysis of the Indians trade of Jose De La Torre for Brent Lillibridge.

The Billy Hamilton Story

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Write-up on the Reds AA SS, who may be the fastest baseball player ever. Pretty incredible.

The Evening Redness in NE Ohio

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An essay considering what Robert Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) was carrying inside himself, and how it might change our perspective on him.

Twitter T-Shirt Giveaway from Homage

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We're teaming up with the good folks at Columbus-based retailer Homage to give away five of their awesome Bob Feller t-shirts. I own, and love, a couple of Homage t-shirts, so can vouch for the...

Closing The Book on Trevor Crowe

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Remembering Trevor Crowe's career in Cleveland's organization.

Should Michael Brantley Go On The Block?

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A debate about the state of the Indians, through the lens of Michael Brantley's trade value.

Trade Target — Ryan Dempster

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Considering if Dempster could be an Indian, and what would have to transpire for that to happen.

Indians vs The League — Lineups Since 2007

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Considering when the ndians have bested the league average offense at a position over the past five years.

The Breakdown: May 7–June 7

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Recapping the Indians run from May 7 to June 7.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Ubaldo

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Looking at Ubaldo

Oh, These Indians

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The sigh-worthy Cleveland Indians

Bunts

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Baseball as Calvinball, sort of.

To me, you have to maximize at bats. Your better hitters should have a shot at getting that extra...

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To me, you have to maximize at bats. Your better hitters should have a shot at getting that extra at bat.

Manny Acta in a FanGraphs two-headed interview with Indians Asst GM Mike Chernoff. Acta, as usual, shows that he's a completely reasonable man. Interview focuses primarily on lineup construction.

Game 2: Blue Jays 7, Indians 4

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Game Recap of Indians 7-4 Loss to Jays.

Hello my friends! I hope you guys are ready for Super Bowl Weekend? Make sure you include BHB on...

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Hello my friends! I hope you guys are ready for Super Bowl Weekend? Make sure you include BHB on your party list!! @BigHurtBeer (Frank Thomas tweeting at 1:32) Also I would like to wish Josh Hamilton the best. I still hope he can bounce back from this. (Frank Thomas tweeting at 1:35) The Big Hurt, ladies and gentlemen.

SAT Analogy—Shelley Duncan:Casey Kotchman

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A long, winding look at the Indians 1B situation and, especially, Shelley Duncan.

Russ Canzler Enters 1B/LF Fracas

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Running through the Canzler acquisition, including dispelling some comps.

Q: Any idea how the Indians are viewing the $7 million allocated to Carmona? After hearing that...

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Q: Any idea how the Indians are viewing the $7 million allocated to Carmona? After hearing that they supposedly beat the Rays' offer on Carlos Pena, and with my instinct being that Carmona will not be back in the U.S. this season, it seems like there might be $10-$15M to either spend now in free agency or use to take on a player at the Trade Deadline. Does the Indians front-office thinking align with that? Or is the Carmona money seen as gone? Are there intricacies of the restricted list that affect this in ways I don't realize? -- Andrew H., Chicago A: It really depends on when the Indians believe Carmona will become available to them again. I do not think Cleveland is viewing his $7 million salary for 2012 as entirely available for other needs. A portion of that money might be available for other uses if the pitcher isn't able to return until midseason. The Indians would only be responsible for a prorated portion of Carmona's salary at the time of his return through the end of the season. Once there is more clarity about when he could rejoin the club, Cleveland will obviously have a better idea of how much he will actually be paid (if he's paid) this season. This is pure speculation, but my educated guess would be that the Indians would be better able to project how to possibly use any available funds during the season (maybe around the July 31 Trade Deadline) than in the final weeks of this offseason. Bastian answering my question in the latest inbox. There are some other nice factoids in the rest of the piece.

Indians Final Winter Ball Stats

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Over at IPI. A decent fix if you're desperate for tea leaves to read.

Wayne Garland Makes List of 10 Worst FA Deals

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Over at BP. That's pay free content. Acquaintances Albert Belle and Carl Pavano also appear.

Billy Martin, during the 1959 season. This photo, and a lot of other terrific old photographs, is...

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Billy Martin, during the 1959 season. This photo, and a lot of other terrific old photographs, is found in the Life photo archive, hosted by Google. Get ready to waste a few hours.

The 1908 Cubs and their hilarious mascot. Read who's in the photo and some other facts over at Big...

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The 1908 Cubs and their hilarious mascot. Read who's in the photo and some other facts over at Big League Stew.

Did Tigers Fans 'Earn' Prince Fielder?

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Thinking about what motivates owners to spend and, especially, what pushed Ilitch to sign Fielder.

Jim Bowden predicts FA Price Tags

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And he absolutely nails them. Pretty incredible.

Wheeler struggled to start the 2011 season, posting an 11.32 ERA with four homers allowed in just...

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Wheeler struggled to start the 2011 season, posting an 11.32 ERA with four homers allowed in just 10-1/3 innings through May 4, but following a stint on the DL, returned to be one of Boston's very best relievers the rest of the way, with an ERA of 2.54, 7.1 strikeouts per nine against just 1.6 walks per nine, and just 0.7 homers allowed.

Marc Normandin, of Over the Monster, on Wheeler. Much more through the link—Indians might've stolen one here. Normandin also reminded me, via Twitter, that Boston can petition for comp pick if Wheeler makes the Opening Day roster.
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