Cleveland Guardians

Lewis Masella - Jun 28, 2022

This past weekend did not go as planned for the Cleveland Guardians. They entered their series against the Boston Red Sox riding high, having won 15 of 19 games in June. Unfortunately, Cleveland’s luck shifted against the Sox, as they fell victim to a three-game sweep. Even so, the Guardians have exceeded expectations so far. […]


Orioles Guardians
Dan Jaycox - Mar 8, 2022

Orioles 2, Guardians 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Baltimore Orioles All-Time Team against the Cleveland Guardians All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) A 2–1 final score between the Orioles and Guardians came as no surprise with Bob Feller and Jim Palmer on […]

Caleb Begley - Feb 26, 2022

Cleveland Indians/Guardians All-Time Team The Cleveland Indians/Guardians are certainly no strangers to the history books. In their 121-year history, they’ve won well over 9,500 games. Add to that 15 postseason appearances, six pennants, and two World Series titles, and you have what is certainly one of the more historic franchises. However, a club cannot get […]

Braves
Caleb Begley - Jul 30, 2021

The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Miami Marlins for minor league catcher Alex Jackson. They have also traded infielder Pablo Sandoval to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder Eddie Rosario. #Braves trade for Duvall, Rosario pic.twitter.com/4X7gifcTPF — David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 30, 2021 However, they will have to wait to activate […]

Cleveland Guardians

Cleveland Guardians of the Galaxy Starting Nine The Cleveland Indians announced Friday morning that, beginning in 2022, they will be known as the Cleveland Guardians. Reactions are definitely going to be mixed. This author’s initial reaction was to think of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy characters. This quickly raised the question of what the lineup […]

Chris Larson - Apr 28, 2021

The Cleveland Indians announced Wednesday morning that veteran southpaw Oliver Perez was designated for assignment. Ryan Lewis of The Akron Beacon-Journal was first with the news on Twitter. Nick Wittgren is back from the paternity list, and Cleveland has designated Oliver Perez for assignment. Terry Francona said he's been having a hard time finding enough […]

Chris Larson - Apr 18, 2021

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber dazzled on Sunday. The Indians pulled off the win by a final score of 6-3 over the Cincinnati Reds. Roberto Perez hit a three-run home run. Meanwhile, Jose Ramirez launched his fourth home run of the year. While both of those were key moments in the game, the biggest […]

Chris Larson - Apr 12, 2021

Going into this season, the Cleveland Indians looked like a team that had taken a step back. After all, the team traded shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco over the offseason to the New York Mets. Furthermore, they were without Brad Hand at the back end of the bullpen. Combine those three factors […]

Jeremy Breland - Apr 8, 2021

As one writer previewed last week in the NL, it is time to look at the possible AL Cy Young contenders. Unlike the National League, there is no clear-cut favorite. Gerrit Cole is arguably the best pitcher in the AL, yet Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito are also seen as frontrunners for the award. All […]

Chris Larson - Apr 7, 2021

So far through five games into the 2021 season, Jose Ramirez has been the anchor of the Cleveland Indians lineup. Ramirez, who is currently in the midst of his peak at 28 years old, made his debut with Cleveland back in 2013.Since that time, he has become a valuable part of the organization. To reward […]

Chris Larson - Mar 30, 2021

The Cleveland Indians are coming off a 2020 season in which they finished second place in the American League Central with a 35-25 record. The Indians did make the postseason last year, squaring off against the New York Yankees, but ended up being swept in that series. Last season, the biggest storyline was the lack […]

Chris Larson - Mar 26, 2021

Friday, the Cleveland Indians announced several roster moves. With Opening Day six days away, the Indians are starting to make final decisions about what their roster will look like to start the season. In total, Cleveland’s roster moves involved nine different players. Some of the moves were expected, while others were not. However, the discussion […]

Chris Larson - Mar 24, 2021

With Opening Day getting close, one of the storylines for the Cleveland Indians revolves around who will be the fourth starter. The Indians will likely only rely on four starting pitchers for the month of April. That is due in large part because of the number of off days (5) that month. As a result, […]

Chris Larson - Mar 12, 2021

The Cincinnati Reds acquired middle infielder Mike Freeman from the Cleveland Indians Friday. The news was first announced by Mandy Bell, who covers the Indians for MLB.com, on Twitter. Terry Francona said that the Indians sent Mike Freeman to the Reds. — Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) March 12, 2021 Freeman, who turns 34 in August, had […]

Chris Larson - Mar 9, 2021

Tuesday, Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes of the Cleveland Indians returned to Spring Training camp after violating Covid-19 protocols. Both players worked out with the team at the Indians Spring Training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Zack Meisel of The Athletic reported their return on Twitter. José Ramírez and Franmil Reyes are back with the team […]

Shane Bieber curveball
Chris Larson - Mar 5, 2021

Last month, Mike Petriello of MLB.com wrote an article about pitchers around the league who have ace-level stuff. Many of these pitchers are names that you wouldn’t think compare to some of the aces in the game currently. One of the examples Petriello referred to included Shane Bieber and his curveball. As Petriello highlighted in […]



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Jim Marshall - Mar 5, 2021

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Joe Rini - Mar 5, 2021

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