The Indians have lost seven straight games and are in desperate need of a win. They are two games under .500 and now trail the Tigers by 5.5 games in the Central Division. So much fo all of the good will and positive vibes built up thanks to a dominating run in May. The Indians are seemingly right back where they started, offensive struggles and all. Meanwhile, here are some of the hottest links associated with you Cleveland Indians.
- Paul Hoynes reports that Carlos Carrasco will drop his appeal and begin serving his suspension for beaning Kevin Youkilis on April 9. By all accounts, the management of Carrasco’s suspension was well thought out and planned in accordance with the team’s schedule.
Terry Pluto describes the Indians’ optimism and how this year will not turn into last year in terms of its monumental second half collapse. That’s encouraging, but the current skid makes that a little hard to swallow.
- Interesting details emerged Friday in regards to Chris Perez and his recent arrest for marijuana possession. One has to think the Indians are none to pleased about their all-star closer’s choice of extracurricular activities.
- Sports Illustrated went behind the scenes with Clint Frazier on draft day.
Wahoo’s on First Links:
- Geordy Boveroux discussed the selection of Clint Frazier with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft.
- Brian Heise outlined the Chris Perez saga and offered an interesting perspective on Perez and his future with the team.
- Jeff Mount discussed the Indians continuing attendance issues and offered his explanation for why there aren’t more butts in the seats.
- The guys sat down and recorded episode seven of Wahoo’s on the Mic. In this edition, they speak to our former editor, Lewie Pollis, and get his take on the site and it’s growth since its inception. Dare I say, it’s their best episode yet.
- Sam Butts at It’s Pronounced Lajaway offers up some options for the Tribe at the trade deadline.
- Jacob Rosen from Waiting for Next Year offers up a very detailed analysis of Clint Frazier and his star potential.
- Jim Piascik from Indians Baseball Insider also had a nice analysis of the Indians draft, along with other interesting tidbits.