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Biggest January signings in Tribe history

A look back at some of the biggest transactions (non-trade variety) in the month of January in Tribe history.

Biggest January trades in Tribe history

A look back at some of the biggest trades in the month of January in Tribe history.

Indians non-roster spring training invitation list

With spring training right around the corner, here are the current non-roster invitees (NRIs) that will be in Goodyear for 2014.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians #10 Shoeless Joe Jackson

As we enter the Top 10, we reflect on a player with Hall of Fame credentials who while associated with the Black Sox, actually had his best seasons while in Cleveland.

Best Tribe pitching seasons by expected wins

Last week, we looked at how the 2013 staff performed in regards to Expected wins vs. Expected Losses. Next we peek at some of the top performances over the past 45 seasons.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #11 Stan Coveleski

From the coal mines of Pennsylvania, to the Hall of Fame, Stan Coveleski had an interesting life to say the least.

Tribe expected wins vs. actual wins, historically

This is a continued discussion regarding expected wins when applied to GameScores. This time we will try to determine if there is a correlation between team wins and the expected wins pitched by the starters.

2013 in Review: Expected Wins vs Expected Losses

A few weeks back, YoDaddyWags introduced the expected win vs. the expected loss based on Gamescores when evaluating potential Hall of Fame candidates. I was intrigued by the concept and curious how it applied to the 2013 season.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #14 Mel Harder

We next take a look at the person who wore the Cleveland Indian uniform the longest, 36 seasons, Mel Harder.

AL Central Hot Stove Update: Detroit Tigers

Let's Go Tribe wraps up its look at Cleveland Indians rivals around the AL Central with the 3-time defending division champion Detroit Tigers.

2013 in Review: Pinch Running

Continuing our review of the 2013 season, I take a look at how well Terry Francona used pinch runners last season.

Acquiring the 1954 Cleveland Indians

A look back at the squad with the best winning percentage in franchise history.

AL Central Hot Stove Update: Chicago White Sox

Now that the Winter Meetings have concluded, we figured it would be useful to take at look at what the other AL Central clubs have done.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #18 Mike Garcia

On arguably the best starting rotation in history, the best pitcher on the 1954 juggernaut Indians was also arguably not one of the three Hall of Famers, but rather Mike Garcia.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #19 Elmer Flick

Next on the list is the first great outfielder the Cleveland franchise ever had, Hall of Famer Elmer Flick.

Choo signs with the Rangers (not the Tigers!)

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, Choo has agreed to a seven year deal with the Texas Rangers.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #22 Hal Trosky

Next on our list is the first Indian to break the 40 home run barrier, and arguably the best first baseman this franchise has ever had.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #24 Ray Chapman

And now we arrive at one the most heartbreaking stories in our countdown, the great shortstop this franchise had in the 1910s, Ray Chapman.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: Recap, 50-26

The second quartile of the countdown is in the books. Before we head to the cream of the crop, let's do a quick review of how we got here.

Top 100 Indians: #26 Bobby Avila

The next player on our Top 100 countdown was one of the pioneer players from Latin America.

Bud Selig, Evil Genius?

Did he actually make baseball more competitive with the multitude of changes in the past 20 years?

Top 100 Indians: #28 Bill Bradley

The top 100 series continues with one of the earliest Cleveland players, a third sacker that played in his hometown.

Indians 2013 MVP #3: Justin Masterson

Our 2013 in Review series continues with the ace of the staff, Justin Masterson.

Top 100 Indians: #30 Grady Sizemore

We proceed from the player who swooned the ladies in the 50's, to one who did the same in the 00's.

Cody Allen ties for 6th in Rookie of the Year vote

In a slightly shocking development, one of the Indians players actually received votes in this year's balloting.

Indians 2013 MVP #7: Joe Smith

Our 2013 in Review series continues with the second longest tenured Indian, submariner Joe Smith.

2013 Silver Sluggers Announced

And you thought a Tribesman won one, keep on dreaming.

Indians 2013 MVP #8: Nick Swisher

Our 2013 in Review series continues with the highest paid Indian, a player that came back "home."

2013 AL Comeback Player of the Year Award

In no surprise to anyone involved, Mariano Rivera takes home the award in his farewell season while Scott Kazmir finishes a disappointing third.

Oct. 28 in Tribe history: The Dream Dies

In the finale of our look back, after a riveting comeback in Game 5, the Tribe went to Atlanta for Game 6 and were dominated by Tom Glavine.

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