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Friday recap in Tweets: Children’s hospitals, #TribeFest VIP and more!

Busy day around here: Tribe players visited Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, then took part in our Tribe Fest VIP events for our Season Ticket Holders.

Here’s a recap in Tweets:

Fans’ guide to Tribe Fest 2015: event FAQ, social media plans and more!

 

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Tickets: General admission tickets are $10, and available at Indians.com/TribeFest. Fans can guarantee autographs by bundling autograph tickets with their GA purchase – and they should do soon because autograph sessions are selling out quickly!

Parking: Due to events at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night and Sunday, parking could be both limited and costly. We have a limited supply of $3 parking spots available in the Gateway East garage: If you’ve already purchased tickets for Tribe Fest, call 216-420-HITS and they will add parking to your purchase for just $3. If you haven’t purchased tickets but will, add parking on to your purchase during the checkout process.

Who will be there?: Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, MVP finalist Michael Brantley, Silver Slugger Award winner Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Santana, Manager Terry Francona and plenty more!

Who will be signing when and where?: All player appearances are subject to change and will be announced shortly before each autograph session.

Promotional schedule announcement: We’ll announce our exciting 2015 promotional schedule on the main stage at Tribe Fest at Noon on Saturday – be there to find out what great stuff we have planned!

Text alerts: Sign up for event updates by texting TRIBEFEST to 38955 (msg/data rates may apply).

Win a trip to Goodyear!: ProTravel and Goodyear Ballpark are giving away a trip to Spring Training! Stop by their booth at Tribe Fest to enter.

Batting cages: Kids can swing like the pros in the batting cages at the ballpark (waivers required).

MLB Advanced Media table: Stop by the Club Lounge (where player photos will take place) to receive a free pair of Indians sunglasses – perfect for thinking of spring!

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

MLB.com Ballpark app: Make sure to download the Ballpark app from the iTunes store for Tribe Fest and for the 2015 season at Progressive Field! Check in to receive benefits such as:

  • Check-in offers: KeyBank will be giving away fun stuff all weekend long to select people who check in on the Ballpark app
  • Tribe Fest maps, information
  • And plenty more during the season!

Tribe Fest Feud: You can win your way into a game of the feud! Four of our players will split up into two teams, and on Jan. 21, we will run a contest for four fans to win spots on those teams! Stay tuned…

Hashtag: Use #TribeFest on Twitter and Instagram all weekend long to have your Tweets or pictures featured on our big screen!

Twitter takeovers: We’ll have our crew taking over @Indians all weekend – Mark Shapiro on Saturday, and then Terry Francona on Sunday!

#TribeFest Social: In-person with chats with Trevor Bauer (Saturday) and TJ House (Sunday)

  • Stay tuned to our Twitter account for how you can win!

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

 

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

2014 Season in Review: June — Lonnie’s big night, 3 walk-offs, immaculate inning, and the draft

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

June 1 – Bourn makes it four walk-offs: Michael Bourn notched the first walk-off of his career, a two-run homer to complete a sweep of the Rockies at Progressive Field.

June 2 — Justin Masterson immaculate inning: As part of a stretch in which he threw 25 straight strikes to the Red Sox, Justin Masterson threw an immaculate inning – nine strikes, three strikeouts. It was neat.

June 4 – Asdrubal Cabrera ends a wild night at the ballpark: On a night when Johnny Football was in the house, a lengthy rain delay pushed back first pitch and the game went 12 innings, Asdrubal hit a walk-off, three-run homer to beat the BoSox at Progressive Field.

June 7 – Indians add high-end talent with five picks in draft’s top 100: Tribe scouting director Brad Grant was pleased with the club’s five pick’s in the top 100, and got high-end talent Bradley Zimmer, Justus Sheffield, Mike Papi, Grant Hockin and Bobby Bradley. Bradley won the Arizona League Triple Crowd and MVP awards. (more…)

The best #CyKluber perspective: From teammates Bourn, Murphy, Giambi

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You may have heard of this Corey Kluber character … he’s had a pretty good year.

Before he wins – hopefully – the American League Cy Young award, we asked his teammates what has allowed Corey Kluber to turn into what we’ve been calling #CyKluber.

Here’s what they had to say:

MICHAEL BOURN

The first time I saw him pitch was in Spring Trainin last year. I didn’t know who he was; I was new. (2013 Spring Training was Bourn’s first after signing with the Indians in February.)

You can tell when someone had good stuff. I asked Michael Brantley – “Who is this? He can pitch!”

Brantley said, “That’s Kluber.”

Over time, I watched him – and he got better as time went on. The thing about baseball – sometimes things don’t happen as soon as you want them to; sometimes success takes time. You have to be patient, and that’s what he’s done.

It’s not a surprise. He had the stuff; now he thinks along with it. He knows what hitters are thinking, and that’s fun to watch.

JASON GIAMBI

He’s always been good. He added a cutter, found his location and he just attacks hitters. He proves that you can attack the strike zone, throw strikes and gets guys out … and he does that night after night.

Ever since he’s been up – he didn’t even start last year with us in the big leagues —he’s grown more confident every start. He’s hit his stride and been getting better and better.

DAVID MURPHY

There are a lot of different reasons (he’s been so successful).

No one sees the way he works behind closed doors, besides his teammates and coaches. He works as hard as anybody. He’s in the weight room working hard between starts.

When he’s on the mound, he has phenomenal stuff… He just knows how to use it. He and Yan have formed a great combination.

When you have that many plus pitches and you locate them, hitters aren’t going to have much of a chance.

I compare him to (former Phillies and Blue Jays starter) Roy Halladay. From the stories I heard about Roy – he’s the same. He was a machine. He shows up at 5AM at Spring Training to do his work. If you ever faced him, you knew he wasn’t there to mess around.

That’s the same vibe Kluber gives off.

Saturday recap: Photos, video, notes of Corey Kluber’s latest gem

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Corey Kluber dominated the White Sox on Saturday, registering his third complete game of the season in picking up his 14th win (9.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 0BB, 8SO,104 pitches/74 strikes)… Moves into 17th place on the Indians single-season strikeout list with 223, passing Luis Tiant (219, 1967) and Gaylord Perry (216, 1974) on that list. More:

  • Has now allowed 2 or fewer earned runs in 13 of his last 16 starts and in 20 of his 31 starts overall (65 percent). He’s limited opponents to 4 or fewer earned runs in each of his last 29 starts, the longest such streak in MLB.
  • Marks Kluber’s third complete game this season with 0 ER and 8 SO or more… That’s the most such games by an Indians pitcher since Len Barker had 3 in 1981.
  • Kluber now has six starts this season in which he’s struck out 8 or more and walked 0 batters, the only Indians pitcher
  • His 18 starts with 8 SO or more tie him for 4th in Indians history (since 1914) for a single season (Score, 1956; McDowell, 1966-67).

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POST-GAME INTERVIEW

 

Photo Gallery: Batting Practice, Sept. 3

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–Photos by David Cleveland

Photo Gallery: Batting Practice, Aug. 4 vs. Reds

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–Photos by David Cleveland

Photo Gallery: Indians beat KC, TJ House earns first big-league win

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–Photos by David Cleveland/Dan Mendlik

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