The Indians are the hottest team in baseball right now having won five games in a row and finally looking like the team we thought they could be when the season started. Hopefully injuries won’t derail what is beginning to look like a good thing. At least this season the Indians have done a much better job of building a major league caliber bench to stave of injury issues. Coincidentally, that’s exactly where this edition of Clevelinks will begin.
Dennis Manoloff reports that Nick Swisher is likely to make his return to the lineup Saturday afternoon. Swisher has missed the past couple of games thanks to a sore shoulder, but thanks to the emergence of players like Ryan Raburn and Mike Aviles Swisher has been able to rest without taking much of anything away from the lineup.
- Stephanie Storm wrote a great story on Ryan Raburn, his relationship with Tiger fans, and his recent rise with the Tribe.
Wahoo’s on First:
- Merritt, Ed, and Nick got back together and recorded another podcast, tentatively titled “Wahoos on the Mic.” In this episode they discussed Zach McAllister, former prospects, and provided live in-game updates of the Indians 7 home run explosion against the Phillies. This is one you cannot miss.
- Brian provided some thoughts on the recent success of Ryan Raburn and how he is making the most out of his opportunity with the Indians.
- The Staff discussed their expectations for the Indians and whether or not they have been met so far in this week’s Wroundtable.
- Lewie Pollis, our editor for the first year and a half of this site’s existence, said goodbye this week as he take on an internship with the Cleveland Indians.
- Paul Rados from the Yahoo Contributor Network expressed his disdain for the Ubaldo Jimenez trade and explained how the acquisition of Trevor Bauer may be what makes up for such a disastrous mistake.
- David White from It’s Pronounced Lajaway recently compared the Indians to the 2002 Anaheim Angels, a team that just so happened to win the World Series.