Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Indians are above .500 on the year. After selling Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera at the trade deadline, the Indians have surged to a record of 62-60. What better way to celebrate a return to contention than by reading about it? Here’s your Clevelinks, highlighted Cleveland Indians news for Monday, August 18, 2014:
Highlights from Wahoo’s on First:
After trading Cabrera for Zach Walters, Brian Heise asks: Could Zach Walters be the Next Great Trade Acquisition?
Michael Chaney notes that the Indians’ deadline deals are paying dividends already.
On episode 57 of Wahoo’s on the Mic, The Three Wise Men (Merritt, Nick Houghtaling and Ed Carroll), discuss pitching and the bats of Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall. The podcast can also be downloaded on iTunes, and there’s a quick poll at the bottom of the post - we’d be super-grateful if you answered it to help us with our podcast!
It’s Pronounced Lajaway:
Did the Tribe Win Last Night:
With the Indian’s current hot streak, Bob Toth asks if the Indians can make the postseason on a late year surge.
Waiting For Next Year:
With a new commissioner coming soon, Craig Lyndall notes how similar MLB is to Microsoft.
Burning River Baseball:
In case you haven’t seen many of the Tribe’s games, Joseph Coblitz sums up the Indians’ abysmal defense.