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Vote for your favorite Tribe players in MLB’s GIBBY awards!

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The Indians are well-represented in the 2014 edition of the GIBBYs, or Major League Baseball’s Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards.

The awards are given based on votes, media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni, fans and the Society for American Baseball Research.

Those Tribe players nominated are:

  • MVP: Michael Brantley
  • Hitter: Brantley
  • Pitcher: Corey Kluber
  • Breakout player: Kluber, Carlos Carrasco
  • Play: Michael Bourn catch, May 27
  • Outfield throw: Mike Aviles, July 13
  • Hitting performance: Lonnie Chisenhall’s 9-RBI night on June 9
  • Oddity:
    • Aug. 5: Two balls on the field at Progressive Field vs. Cincinnati
    • May 22: Chisenhall bunt single to right field
  • Walk-off: Balkoff vs. the Tigers, May 21
  • Cut4 topic: Jim Thome statue unveiling, Aug. 2

 

#CyKluber countdown: Kluber stifles AL East champ O’s for third straight road win, win No. 5

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(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: May 24, 9-0

Opponent: Baltimore Orioles

Pitching line: 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 SO, 1 BB

Record: 5-3

2014 strikeout total: 83

Key at-bat(s): Kluber allowed only three Baltimore runners to reach second base, one of which was in the first inning. After Adam Jones singled and Chris Davis walked, Kluber got Nelson Cruz to fly out to right. He cruised from there.

Notable: With his nine strikeouts, Kluber became the first pitcher in MLB to have five outings of eight strikeouts or more to this point in the season.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 74

Highlights:

#CyKluber countdown: Tribe offense goes wild, Kluber stellar again for win No. 4

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(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: May 14, 15-4

Opponent: Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching line: 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 SO, 1 BB

Record: 4-3

2014 strikeout total: 66

Key at-bat(s): Before the Tribe’s offense went crazy in the late going, Kluber had a 4-1 lead in the sixth — yet a Melky Cabrera single and Jose Bautista double cut that lead to 4-2. Kluber, though, buckled down to get Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind to end the threat.

Notable: The Tribe offense scored nine runs with Kluber in the game, which was a slight anomaly – Kluber’s run support in his losses and no-decisions was fewer than 1.5 runs per game.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 69

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Core values: Tribe’s young stars under control through at least 2017

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With the World Series nearing an end – and what a series it’s been – baseball’s offseason will move into high gear, beginning with the postseason awards the week of Nov. 10. Those include MVP, where Michael Brantley should finish in the top 3, and Cy Young, where Corey Kluber should have a good chance at winning.

Before the offseason begins, it’s prudent to take a look at exactly where the Tribe’s roster stands – especially since it’s in a good place: 16 players are under Indians control through at least 2016, with the team’s top young players – Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and more – under control even longer.

Here’s a look at the current Indians roster and the number of seasons through which individual players are scheduled to be under club control. Certainly this can change over the course of an offseason – for instance contract extensions to Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis last year.

Under club control through at least 2019

  • Jason Kipnis
  • Yan Gomes
  • Danny Salazar

Under club control through at least 2018

  • Cody Allen
  • Corey Kluber
  • Zach McAllister
  • Nick Hagadone

Under club control through at least 2017

  • Michael Brantley
  • Bryan Shaw
  • Lonnie Chisenhall
  • Carlos Carrasco

Under club control through at least 2016

  • Nick Swisher
  • Michael Bourn
  • Carlos Santana
  • Marc Rzepczynski
  • Josh Tomlin

Additionally, a group of young Tribe players who impacted the big-league club are under control for even longer; they’re just into their Major League service time clock, so the club controls their rights even past 2019. That group includes:

  • Jesus Aguilar
  • Kyle Crockett
  • Tyler Holt
  • TJ House
  • CC Lee
  • Roberto Perez
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Zach Walters

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

#CyKluber countdown: Kluber strikes out 9 Rays for win No. 3

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(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: May 9, 6-3

Opponent: Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching line: 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 9 SO, 0 BB

Record: 3-3

2014 strikeout total: 57

Key at-bat(s): Down, 2-1, in the sixth, Kluber allowed back-to-back singles to James Loney and Evan Longoria. But Kluber struck out Wil Myers, Matt Joyce and Brandon Guyer to end the inning and the threat. When his teammates scored five runs in the top of the seventh, Kluber was a winner.

Notable: In all three of his wins to this point in the season, Kluber had struck out eight or more batters and walked none.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 57

Highlights:

#CyKluber countdown: Kluber quietly begins Cy Young season, beats Padres for win No. 1

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(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: April 8, 8-6

Opponent: San Diego Padres

Pitching line: 6 IP, 3ER, 8SO, 0 BB

Record: 1-1

2014 strikeout total: 10

Key at-bat: After Jedd Gyorko drove in Will Venable to cut the Tribe lead to 6-3, Kluber struck out the side with a punchout of Tommy Medica for the first of 26 quality starts of 2014.

Notable: Kluber had six starts with 8 or more strikeouts in his 11-5 2013 campaign, and this was the first of 21 in 2014.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 50

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2014 Season in Review: August — Hammy/Thome honored, ballpark renovations, Carrasco’s return, and walk-offs

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We’ll review the 2014 season with monthly recaps on TribeVibe throughout the next month or so … Past installments:

Aug. 1 – Tom Hamilton honored: Hammy was celebrated before the game for 25 years in the Tribe radio booth, and shared the night on the field with his family.

Aug. 1 – David Murphy goes off in 12-2 win: Murphy went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles in the Tribe’s win over his former team.

8/2 – Giambi gives up No. 25 for Thome: At the end of a pregame ceremony honoring Jim Thome – statue unveiling, Thome retiring as a member of the Indians and more – Jason Giambi gave up his No. 25 as an homage to Thome. Pretty cool.

8/3 – Brantley hits second walk-off homer of the year: The Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Rangers on Brantley’s walk-off in the 12th, his 16th homer to that point.

Aug. 7 – Indians unveil Progressive Field renovations: Indians President Mark Shapiro unveiled major enhancements to Progressive Field aimed at improving the fan experience. The project includes an expanded Kids Clubhouse, new social spaces and better connection to the city and players.

Aug. 10 – Carlos Carrasco returns to rotation, starts amazing second half: Carrasco, who started the year in the rotation but moved to the bullpen, returned to the rotation and pitched five scoreless innings to start a remarkable second half of the season. (more…)

Photo Gallery: Best of 2014 from Tribe photographers

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Our photographers had another strong year in 2014, which we shared with you throughout the season.

We asked them to pass along their favorites from the season, and you can find those in the gallery above.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland

2014 Season in Review: May — Kottaras, T-Plush, Lonnie/Good Guy go wild, Crockett and KLUBER

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We’ll review the 2014 season with monthly recaps on TribeVibe throughout the next month or so … Past installments:

May 4 – New guy George Kottaras makes history: Kottaras, a journeyman catcher brought up from Columbus, homered in his first two at-bats with the Indians, somehow overshadowing another fantastic Corey Kluber start.

May 7 – Aviles logs the Tribe’s first walk-off of 2014: After 11 walk-offs in 2013, Mike Aviles gets the Indians first of 2014, a single up the middle to beat Minnesota.

May 11 — Nyjer Morgan offers epic postgame interview: Morgan, who joined the club during Spring Training, had an eventful couple months with the team before his season was cut short by injury … those events included this wild, epic postgame interview with Tribe radio men Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus.

May 13 – ‘Dr. Smooth’ is official: Michael Brantley’s nickname is officially official, as the roundly accepted measure of such things – being added to a player’s Baseball Reference page – happens. (more…)

Top 10 most popular TribeVibe posts of 2014 (so far)

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No. 10: Indians, All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis agree to long-term contract

  • On Opening Day, the Indians announced that Jason Kipnis had agreed to a six-year contract extension through the 2019 season with a club option for 2020. The first-time All-Star in 2013 struggled with an injured oblique muscle throughout the 2014 season, and will be looked to to rebound in 2015 and continue to be a clubhouse leader for the team.

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No. 9: Taking a trip down memory lane: Ballpark construction photos

  • While looking at some old files in February, we found these photos of the original construction of then-Jacobs Field. Great memories, especially as we embark upon the current ballpark renovation project!

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No. 8: Exclusive interview with the Progressive Field squirrel

  • Sometimes, in a long season, you have to have some fun … So when a random squirrel showed up and stayed a while during an April series with Kansas City, we posted a fake/sarcastic interview with said squirrel. It was a hit.

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