Aug 20, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians designated hitter Zach Walters (6) hits a home run in the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

What's on Second (Clevelinks 8/24/14)

Last week was a nail-biting week full of ups and downs for the Cleveland Indians.  Following a walk-off win last night, here are some top stories from the Indians Blog-o-sphere in this week’s Clevelinks.

Wahoo’s on First Highlights:

In the always-popular Cleveland Indians Days of Future Past series, Steve Kinsella looks at the future days of former Indian Hector Rondon.

Kyle Downing breaks down Nick Hagadone‘s recent hot streak.  Is the streak sustainable?  Find out by reading the article.

In the Cleveland Indians Playoff Push Power Rankings, Brian Bochetti lists up the most important contributors for the Tribe as they approach the end of the season.

The Weekly Wroundtable Returns to discuss the Indians’ extension of Scott Atchison.  What will your favorite writers think of the deal?  Click here to find out!

It’s Pronounced Lajaway:

Many fans have been irked by Josh Tomlin‘s recent struggles which led to his demotion.  But fear not, Ryan McCrystal gives us reason to not give up on Tomlin.

Following the Indians’ acquisition of him, McCrystal welcomes back Chris Gimenez.  The welcome is a true Tribe-ute to Gimenez’s past with the Indians.

Burning River Baseball:

Joseph Coblitz critiques the Indians signing of Scott Atchison.  He cites areas for concern and takes a much different look on the signing than our Wroundtable.  To read the article, click here.

With many people wondering who Tyler Holt is, Mike Melarango gives us a brief look into just who Tyler Holt is.

The September roster expansions are rapidly approaching us, and Joseph Coblitz lists some players who may get the call up to the Big Leagues.  This article included names from the well-known Francisco Lindor to more obscure players.

Did the Tribe Win Last Night:

We all have heard about Bud Selig’s retirement.  With a new commissioner picked, Laurel Wilder writes what Rob Manfred with face in his new role.

Michael Bourn has been plagued with injuries this year.  Craig Gifford states why a healthy Bourn could make a major impact in the stretch run.

Waiting For Next Year:

We all know that the Indians have terrible defense.  If you open your thesaurus (not a dinosaur) to the word defense, you will find Cleveland Indians in the antonyms section.  Scott Sargent looks into the abysmal fielding of the 2014 Indians.

From the defense to the offense, Kirk Lammers at WFNY sorts out the Indians’ options at the plate.

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