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MLB Offseason Preview: Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians finished the 2020 season with a 35-25 record, which was good for second in the AL Central. They secured the 4th seed in the American League playoffs but were promptly swept in the Covid-19 wild-card format by the New York Yankees.

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MLB Best Hitters Of The Week

Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians

Ramirez is going to see some votes for the American League MVP and he made a compelling argument in the last week of the season. He had ten RBIs in the first three games this week and his 12 total, along with his 1.077 SLG% was the best in the league.

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MLB Postseason Preview: New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians will welcome the New York Yankees to Progressive Field for an opening-round best-of-three playoff series beginning today at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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MLB DFS Diamond Picks: August 19

The MLB season is trucking along just fine, every day it feels like more and more that the season will be played out in its entirety. Making it even more promising is the fact that bubbles may be incorporated once the playoffs commence. This, in turn, means we can continue to break down the action. As per usual plenty of games on the docket tonight, no time like the present to carve out some gems. Let’s get right to it and make some Diamond Picks.

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Cleveland Indians 2019 Season Recap

Another year goes by, but the collapse in the 2016 World Series still stings for the Cleveland Indians. After winning 22 straight in 2017, and winning their third straight division title in 2018, the Indians failed to make the playoffs in 2019.

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Into the 80s with Tom Greene- A Possible Wild Card Matchup

The end of the baseball season is getting closer. As temperatures begin to drop, the heat begins to rise on the teams that haven’t yet joined the 80-win club. After a few days away to take care of employment situations, I return to bring you two more teams that have joined our club. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians have been battling all season to reach a postseason berth. Now that they’ve reached 80 wins, they both feel they’re almost there. And, they’re telling the rest of the 80s club, (indirectly) “Shut your halfwit pie-holes! We’re trying to make the playoffs!”

OK, that SpongeBob reference may not have been the 80s, but we’re breaking down a team that didn’t even exist in the 80s but have some pretty awesome  “Throwback” uniforms. The Rays help the sunrise on this edition of, “Backtrax MLB!”

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Week 21 MLB Power Rankings

Not too many shake-ups in this weeks power rankings. We do have some change in the middle, but the teams listed are the ones that we will see playing in October.

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Saturday in the Ballpark: MLB DFS Picks for August 24, 2019

“Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July.” You’ve heard the popular song, sung by the group Chicago. If you haven’t, then skip this entire introduction and watch the video below. Now that we’re on the same page, I figured today would be a perfect time to lighten the mood. Last night was god awful for me. I was a Max Kepler home run that went just foul past the right field foul pole, away from cashing in all across the board. Instead, I wound up losing a decent chunk of money. Oh well. It happens. That’s the baseball DFS grind. And believe me, it is a grind. But there is no time to dwell on the past. Tonight looks like a fun slate to wipe the slate clean and get back to our winning ways. I remixed the song just for this slate. – “Saturday in the ballpark, it feels like the Fourth of July.” I’m expecting all of our home runs to be fair and fireworks to follow. Without further ado, let’s get to the picks that will get the party started. Don’t forget to enjoy the real song as well.

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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels: MLB DFS for August 23, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.

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DraftKings Around the Horn July 25th, 2019

Thursday’s MLB schedule opens up with three-afternoon games followed by six evening contests. The afternoon tilts feature premium pitching options in Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer at home while the evening games offer up the potential of lots of scoring with Texas/ Oakland, 9.5 implied total, Cleveland/ Kansas City, 10.5, and New York/ Boston, 11. Also, keep an eye on the L.A. Angels hosting the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Tom Eschelman. Put on your caps and apply the sunscreen, we’re going Around the Horn!

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