Indians: Check Out Photos of Right Field District & Gate C area.

Opening day is almost here and we’re excited about the renovations happening at Progressive Field.  Here are a few photos of the progress down on Carnegie & Ontario.

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Zac Jackson Says WVU Needs to Ugly It Out With Kentucky, “I Would Take Wichita State in a Hearbeat” Against Notre Dame

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Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio joined Bull & Fox to talk about the NCAA Tournament opening rounds, Bob Huggins’ comments about national analysts and the upcoming matchup with Kentucky, why he thinks Wichita State will be the team to face Kentucky in the regional final and D’Angelo Russell’s likely final game in a loss against Arizona.

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Spring Training Begins In A Week For Indians: Tribe Notes & Links

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Close your eyes.

(Not for too long… or else how will you read this?)

Now, imagine this:

Warm sun. Green grass. The crack of the bat.

An endless supply of Dubble Bubble.

A week from today, pitchers and catchers will be officially walking through the front doors of the Cleveland Indians’ complex in Goodyear, Arizona.

If that baseball thought doesn’t fill you with a sense of warmth and happiness, seek medical help. You may be dead inside.

Regardless of your outlook for Tribe this season, the start of Spring Training signifies all that is right and good about the game of baseball. Hope is tied closely to nearly every club — possibly more than any sport at the start of their respective campaigns.

For fans, it is the calm before the chaotic storm of wild emotions. For players, it is about preparing for a grind like no other.

For managers and coaches, it…

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Don’t Expect Browns To Fill Coordinator Job Quickly

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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – It’s been a week since Kyle Shanahan and the Browns decided it’d be best if he took his talents elsewhere but the search for his replacement doesn’t appear to be nearing a conclusion any time soon.

At least 9 names have been linked to the Browns since Shanahan’s departure but head coach Mike Pettine is in no rush to make a decision so quickly without turning over every stone imaginable.

While it would be easy to say that the Browns constant turnover is the reason for the amount of time the search may or may not take, it is not reality. With his first coordinator lasting less than a full calendar year, Pettine wants to make sure he gets this hire right. That is why interviews are expected to continue with candidates next week at the Senior Bowl.

Former Bears coach Marc Trestman interviewed Wednesday…

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James’ 33 In Return Not Enough, Cavs Lose Sixth Straight

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PHOENIX (AP) — LeBron James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from going down to their sixth straight loss, 107-100 to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

Markieff Morris scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting for the Suns, who outscored the Cavs 11-3 over the last 3:31.

The Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point, third-quarter deficit to go ahead in the fourth, the first of eight lead changes down the stretch.

J.R. Smith, who joined the Cavaliers during James’ absence, scored 29, going 8 of 14 on 3-pointers.

James, who took the time off to rest his sore left foot and lower back, made 11 of 18 shots, 6 of 8 in the second half.

The Cavaliers were 1-7 in James’ absence and have lost nine of 10 overall to fall below .500 at 19-20.


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Ohio State, Oregon Title Game Will Crown A ‘True Champion’

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DALLAS (AP) — Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised.

The winner Monday night in North Texas can be called the truest champion in the history of major college football.

The first College Football Playoff national championship game matches the second-seeded Ducks and fourth-seeded Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium.

“It’s college football history,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Sunday during a news conference with Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, with that new championship trophy sitting in between them.

The days of bowls, polls and the BCS having the final say about who is No. 1 are over. The playoff that fans wanted for so long — and finally got — will determine a single champion.

Oregon (13-1) and its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota are in search of the program’s first national title, the last remaining…

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Brian Hoyer Does Not Practice, Connor Shaw To Start Finale

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BEREA (92.3 The Fan) – Another name can be added to the famed Browns quarterback jersey.

Brian Hoyer rode the exercise bike again Friday meaning that rookie Connor Shaw will start the season finale Sunday in Baltimore.

Shaw will be backed up Sunday by Tyler Thigpen, who was signed on Tuesday.

The Browns will have to elevate Shaw, who is an undrafted rookie free agent from South Carolina, from the practice squad and make a roster move by 4 p.m. Saturday.

Shaw will be the 22nd different starting quarterback for the Browns since 1999 and marks the third straight year that the Browns end a season with their third quarterback.

Hoyer did not practice all week after sustaining a shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s 17-13 loss at Carolina. Rookie Johnny Manziel was placed on injured reserve earlier this week after sustaining a hamstring injury against the…

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Indians Offseason Moves

Biggest move so far: Gavin Floyd Signing

Cleveland also traded for Brandon Moss, but the Indians need to build their rotation around Kluber and Floyd has the potential to be this year’s Scott Kazmir.

It is filled with incentives:

Floyd went through and extensive physical and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.  This was his second season in a row was cut short due to injury and he went through Tommy John surgery in the off season. Last year he went 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 54.1 innings over just nine starts.

Starting rotation for 2015 looks like this:

Notable: Jason Kipnis has surgery on tendon in ring finger, will be ready for Spring Training

Possible: Trade David Murphy

Brandon Moss is 31. David Murphy is 33. Both are going to be vying for time in the outfield on an already crowded roster.  The question becomes “Would you rather have David Murphy or Brandon Moss in the outfield?”. Personally, I’d take the chance on Moss. He also has the ability to play first base.

He’s averaged 25 homers, 76 RBI, batting .254 during his last three seasons in Oakland while Murphy has averaged 12 HR & 56 RBI during his past five years. Cleveland may be able to get another starting pitcher for Murphy.

The Cleveland Indians line-up at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario

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Michael Brantley, Jason KipnisI do love the hot stove season at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

Sure, it’s become a whole lot more complicated with the advent of social media, but it doesn’t take away from the fun of wondering what’s going to happen next. You have good years and bad years…

Okay, in Cleveland, you often have bad years, and bad years, and good years, and bad years, but there’s always that tinge of potential from day-to-day and week-to-week that the Lake Erie Warriors might bring a new present to put under in the wigwam.

This year, the Indians made the first splash at the Winter Meetings, bringing in Brandon Moss. No, it wasn’t the biggest move, and by Thursday, most had forgotten it, but for one day, the Indians were the talk of the baseball world.

The best thing about acquiring Brandon Moss?

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