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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians sweep Red Sox at Progressive Field, end season 81-80

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Danny Salazar earned his 14th win — tied for the team lead with Carlos Carrasco — on a beautiful Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians swept the Red Sox to finish the season 81-80.

Check out our photographers’ best shots from the day in the gallery above.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

#WorldPhotographyDay: Cleveland Indians photographers favorite shots from 2015 season so far

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Wednesday is World Photography Day, and we asked our top-notch shooters for their favorite photos of the 2015 season. Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Tampa Bay Rays with a walk-off by David Murphy on Sunday

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win sixth straight, sweep Cincinnati Reds

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Bats come alive as Indians beat Royals

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Danny Salazar struck out seven in six innings, Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and Roberto Perez and Michael Bourn went a combined 5-for-7 with three RBI at the bottom of the lineup in a 7-5 win at Progressive Field on Wednesday.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Indians beat White Sox to split two-gamer

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs

‘Really Big Show’ at Cleveland Indians camp in Goodyear, March 9-11


ESPN Cleveland’s “The Really Big Show” is in Goodyear this week, chatting with Tribe players and front office members. In case you missed their shows live, you can listen to them in podcast form!

Click below to listen to each interview:

























PHOTO GALLERY: Kluber’s live BP, Carrasco the groundskeeper, March 1

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Today’s photos include Corey Kluber’s first live BP session of the Spring, Carlos Carrasco driving a golf cart, Terry hitting more fungoes and Carlos Santana making more friends. Good day.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Pitchers and Catchers report, Feb. 18

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Pitchers and catchers reported to Goodyear, Ariz., today, but as you’ll see, most of the squad is already in the house. They look pretty happy, too, don’t they?

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

ESPN’s Olney high on quintet of Tribe players


ESPN Insider Buster Olney has completed his annual positional rankings, and Indians players fared well: Michael Brantley was the top-ranked left fielder, while Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Corey Kluber and Cody Allen also rated highly. (Olney factored in more than just the 2014 season, hence Kluber’s ranking.)

Since Olney’s blog is an Insider blog, some Tribe fans may not have access to it; here’s a link and Olney’s reasoning behind placing our guys where he has:

Left fielders

No. 1 — Michael Brantley: He was a working definition of consistency in 2014, with 200 hits (Jose Altuve was the only other player to reach that mark), 67 extra-base hits, 52 walks and 56 strikeouts, plus 23 stolen bases in 24 attempts. His OPS before the All-Star break was .901, and afterward it was .876. In September, when the Indians were making one last push for the postseason, he posted a 1.022 OPS. The only position players who scored higher in Fangraphs’ WAR last season were Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Brantley finished third in the AL MVP vote, exactly where he should’ve finished.


No. 8 — Corey Kluber: He doesn’t have the long track record of other starters on this list, but it’s hard to overstate how dominant he was last season, with a breaking ball that confounded hitters who were so often behind in the count. Check out these highlights — the run of his fastball, the spin of his breaking ball — from a start he made in July. After the All-Star break, hitters had a .555 OPS against Kluber, third-best in the majors.


No. 7 – Yan Gomes: Gomes is perhaps the majors’ most underrated catcher, and Indians GM Chris Antonetti deserves a ton of credit for making a deal with the Blue Jays for him. The 27-year-old product of Brazil took over from Carlos Santana in the summer of 2013 because of what he can do defensively, and Gomes is really good offensively as well, having posted an .826 OPS in 2013 and .785 last season.

Gomes scores well in the pitch-framing numbers, and deserves a share of the credit for the staff-wide improvement of the Cleveland hurlers.


No. 9 — Cody Allen: A big swing-and-miss reliever, Allen held opponents to a .601 OPS last season. He’s entrenched as the closer in the Indians’ bullpen.

Second basemen

No. 6 – Jason Kipnis: There’s no getting around it: Kipnis had a terrible season in 2014, posting a .240/.310/.330 slash line, and his extra-base hits plummeted from 57 to 32. But we’re giving him a mulligan, given his age (27) and the fact that he suffered an early-season oblique injury that seemed to put him in a hole from which he never climbed out. Maybe he got caught up in the effort of trying to make up for lost time and simply fell into bad habits. Justin Havens sent along these notes:

In 2013, Kipnis posted a .754 slugging percentage on fly balls, with 14 home runs and 9.5 percent of his fly balls turning into homers. Bizarrely, in 2014, he slugged just .301 on his fly balls, with only 4.3 percent (5) of them going for a home run. Perhaps most telling, his average fly ball distance dropped from 290 feet in 2013 to 270 in 2014. How good Kipnis is centers largely around which performance against left-handed pitchers is “real.” See below (chase rate is defined as percent of pitches out of the strike zone that result in swings):

2014: .208 batting average, .244 slugging, 30.1 percent chase rate
2013: .308 BA, .480 slugging, 18.8 percent chase rate
2012: .215 BA, .282 slugging, 21.2 percent chase rate


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