Hans

hans

  • joined Mar 27, 2008
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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Corey Kluber...Major League Starter?

Just finished reading an article entitled 2012 minor league leaders in predictive FIP by Glen DuPaul over at THT looking at AAA starting pitchers in 2012 and using a predictive measure known as...

Indians agree to terms with Brett Myers

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Report that the tribe have signed Myers. This has probably been mentioned in one of the other active threads.

Victorino Chooses Boston over Cleveland

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According to Hoynes, Cleveland offered 4/44 while Boston won Victorino's services at 3/39.

Q&A: Tyler Naquin, Indians First-Round Pick

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Indians 1st round pick sits down with David Laurila of fangraphs for a chat. As long as the mistake is still in the write up, see if you can find the new Indians scouting director, apparently Brad Grant's slightly more lucrative brother.

Terry Pluto on Ubaldo Jimenez

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Some behind the scenes information on how Jimenez has been attempting his return to better pitching days. Interesting to see how he was initially against help from the coaching staff, but has since come around and is now seeing results. If only he could have come to this conclusion sooner.

Michael Brantley: A Studious 4-for-5 Night

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Michael Brantley talks about his approach to hitting and specifically his 4-for-5 night against the Red Sox last Thursday.

Q&A: Justin Masterson, Rhapsodic Masterpiece

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An interview with Justin Masterson over at Fangraphs. Masterson is mainly asked about pitching as an art form. Some interesting information about his approach to hitters and confidence in self.

Astros approached Indians on Carlos Lee, but too rich for Cle even with Houston paying half of...

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Astros approached Indians on Carlos Lee, but too rich for Cle even with Houston paying half of contract

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The Cleveland Indians saw the largest increase in attendance. Their 1.84 million tickets sold were...

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The Cleveland Indians saw the largest increase in attendance. Their 1.84 million tickets sold were 449,151 more then last years 1.39 million.

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Cabrera, Santana have words in Indians dugout

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I was at the game, but didn't see any of this from where I sat.

Rockies GM says pitching Ubaldo Jimenez Saturday 'a tough situation': Indians Chatter

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Anyone else pissed off about this? The fact that their GM even acknowledged some doubt about why Jimenez was still in the game after the deal was completed kind of upsets me.

Antonetti on The Really Big Show

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Currently available in their audio vault. Not much revealed as per usual. It's good that he's going on local media shows to maintain the a connection between the front office and the fans (via the media).

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Manny Acta: Bunts, Steals, 'n IBBs

This won't be the most scientific analysis of Manny Acta's managerial influence, but hey it's at least a talking point. The three categories listed in the title, "bunts", "steals", and "intentional...

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Indians Starting Pitching Thus Far

I'm grasping at straws here trying to prepare myself for what the next few months of baseball in Cleveland will have in store. The horrors of the past few weeks have given me pause with regards to...

HR/OFFB Park Factors

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An look at homeruns by outfield fly-ball instead of using just "fly-ball" data that includes infield fly-balls. Progressive Field ranks as one of the lowest with regards to inflating homeruns per outflield fly-ball. Interestingly, Petco isn't the lowest, though it is second lowest. New Yankee Stadium has the highest park factor for homeruns per outfield fly-ball. There's also a little unrelated tidbit in the beginning of the article that I didn't know. The author writes that Fangraphs is inconsistent in their K% and BB% metrics, as they use K/AB for the K%, but BB/PA in the BB%.

Hello, Alex White

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From Beyond the Boxscore, a pitch f/x based look at Alex White's first career major league start against Detroit this past Saturday.

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Matt Laporta, First Baseman?

Tipping my hat to notthatnoise from the Game 26 post-game wrap up where he posted about Matt Laporta quietly having a solid year thus far. notthatnoise mentioned Laporta's .818 OPS (135 OPS+) and...

Profiling Masterson

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An article over at THT mostly about the Jamaican born starting pitcher of the Tribe who has a knack for producing groundballs in the bushel full. There's a conclusion that he has the tools to be an "ace" of the staff.

Indians Sign Closer Perez to One Year Deal

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A day after Asdrubal signing, the Indians have avoided arbitration with Chris Perez as well for $2.25 million.

BBR Rankings: Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings (December 10, 2010)

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The Cavs are currently the worst team in the NBA in combined offensive and defensive ratings (as used by basketball-reference). Not the the single worst offensive team, that would be the Milwaukee Bucks, and not the single worst defensive team, that being the Washington Wizards, but when taken together both offensively and defensively, the worst team in the league providing neutral opponent. This is very good news actually as it will give the team a chance to hit the lottery and hopefully be a top 5 drafting team.

Welp, Here You Go.

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Finally Steve Phillips solves all of our Cleveland Indians problems from the comfort of his den.

Prospectus Q&A with Jordan Brown

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I think this might be pay content. In any case Brown call's out Brick. And also discusses how he asked the Indians director of minor league development (Rusty Watson or something) what he needed to work on to make it to the bigs.

Acta added that Nick Weglarz, another Columbus outfielder, could get a call as well if he keeps...

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Acta added that Nick Weglarz, another Columbus outfielder, could get a call as well if he keeps performing well. Weglarz is hitting .286 with 17 doubles, six homers, 20 RBI and an .889 OPS through 50 games.

Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta dreams big in nightmare season: Indians Insider

Sizemore's Knee Surgery Set For Friday

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Grady is going to Vail. He'll be getting an arthroscopic surgery by Dr. Richard Steadman, with the potential for microfracture surgery to stimulate cartilage growth if need be.

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Come Get Your Stats

Your Cleveland Indians: The Good: #1 in Pitcher Ground Ball to Fly Ball Ratio (1.00 GB/FB) The Bad: #14 in Pitcher Strike Out % (13.4 SO%) #14 in Pitcher Base-on-Balls % (11.3 BB%)I think you...

Noah Disses on Cleveland

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You know I was actually starting to come around for the guy then he goes and spouts off some gems about the city of Cleveland. The Cavs can do Noah a favor by making the next game his last game playing in Cleveland for this season.

Five Questions: Cleveland Indians

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Ryan's take on the Tribe for The Hardball Times.

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Old Timey Baseball Photographs

I stumbled upon this collection of early 1900 and before baseball photographs that The Cleveland Public Library has in their collection, but also present online. Here's the link to the archived...

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