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08-27

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BP Announcements: Indians Looking for Data Architect - Baseball Systems
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Joe Hamrahi

05-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

05-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of the Tribe
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Paul Sporer

05-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 196: The New Scott Kazmir/The Future of the Angels
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic
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Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer

03-12

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Overthinking It: The Not-So-Secret Sabermetrics of Marketing
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Ben Lindbergh

02-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 135: 2013 Season Preview Series: Cleveland Indians
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-25

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BP Unfiltered: Why Wahoo's Gotta Go
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Ben Lindbergh

09-28

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Overthinking It: Mourning Manny Acta
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Ben Lindbergh

09-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 51: What the Rockies Knew About Ubaldo/The Eternal Torii Hunter/Declining Dan Haren
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-20

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BP Unfiltered: Fact-Checking the Chris Perez Profanity-Laced Tirade
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Ben Lindbergh

06-05

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Overthinking It: Derek Lowe's Deadball Era
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Ben Lindbergh

05-11

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Raising Aces: Where's Ubaldo?
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Doug Thorburn

09-26

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland Indians
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-26

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Requiem for a Race
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Jay Jaffe

05-13

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The BP Broadside: If the Past is Precedent Then the Tribe Can Crash
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Steven Goldman

04-27

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On the Beat: Bizarro World in the AL Central
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John Perrotto

04-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Are The Indians For Real?
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Jay Jaffe

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-24

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Painting the Black: A Measure of Success
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World Series
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Steven Goldman

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-22

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland Indians
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Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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Prospectus Idol Entry: How Much is that Pronk Bobblehead in the Window?
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Tim Kniker

05-17

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On the Beat: Dark Clouds in Cleveland
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John Perrotto

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-04

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Weekend Trio
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Christina Kahrl

06-27

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The Mill: Sabathia Rumors
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Will Carroll and Kevin Goldstein

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: Indians Manager Eric Wedge
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John Perrotto

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Report
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John Perrotto

10-16

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Future Shock: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Report
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John Perrotto

10-15

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You Could Look It Up: The Tribe's Troubles
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Steven Goldman

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Indians versus Red Sox
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Jay Jaffe

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Game Two Report, Yankees versus Indians
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John Perrotto

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Game One Report, Yankees versus Indians
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John Perrotto

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Indians
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Jay Jaffe

09-30

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Every Given Sunday: Tribe Success, and Its Duplication
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John Perrotto

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-02

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Hope and Faith: How the Cleveland Indians Can Win the World Series
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Dan Fox

07-14

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Lies, Damned Lies: Tufte Takes on the Tribe
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Nate Silver

07-13

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cleveland Indians @ New York Yankees, 7/10/05
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Jonah Keri

06-08

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Lies, Damned Lies: A Tribe Called Mess
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Nate Silver

05-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals
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Paul Swydan

08-12

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

08-12

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Prospectus Today: Excitement on the Reservation
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Joe Sheehan

08-08

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

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Indians seek a Data Architect for Baseball Systems

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How the last exciting Indians team was assembled.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

The Indians have returned to contention in 2013, six years after the 2007 edition of the team won 96 games and appeared to be starting an extended run of success. In 2007, Kevin Goldstein took a look at how that last winning Indians team was assembled in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on October 16, 2007.
 


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May 7, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of the Tribe

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Paul Sporer

Given the Indians' early-season propensity to tattoo starters, fantasy owners should be wary of using pitchers that are facing them.

With the completion of Monday’s slate of games, we are officially one-sixth of the way through the season, as every team has played at least 28 games, or 17 percent of its allotted 162. Exactly half of the league has actually hit the one-fifth mark, having played 20 percent of its games, but the Twins and Royals finished off the first sixth of their seasons on Monday. We have also turned the calendar on the season’s first month, and the accumulation of data from that month is giving us some useful information.

For example, did you know that the Oakland Athletics lead all of baseball with 174 runs? They have 10 more runs than the Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies, who sit tied for second with 164 (because 174-10 = 164!). The A’s also have three more games played than the Tigers and two more than the Rockies. That doesn’t diminish their runs-scored achievement, but it does send them to the bottom of that trio when you look at runs per game: The Tigers have 5.47, the Rockies 5.29, and the A’s 5.27. Sitting eighth in total runs scored are the Cleveland Indians.

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Ben and Sam discuss Scott Kazmir's win over the weekend, then talk about the Angels' outlook for the rest of this season and beyond.



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The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the third-highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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At the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, the Indians introduce a new sort of sabermetrics, without some of the usual secrecy.

Among the attendees of the second annual SABR Analytics Conference, which took place in Phoenix this past Thursday through Saturday, were statistical analysts from several clubs; some whose names you’d know from Baseball Prospectus or other sabermetric sites, and others who’ve kept a lower public profile.  But with the exception of Bill James, whose stature is such that he can continue to play a public role even from the inside, the team statheads weren’t at SABR to take part in panels or present PowerPoint slides. They were there to keep their eyes and ears open for any ideas or developments that might give their employers an edge.

They sat silently in the back rows of conference rooms, or clustered together outside the exits with other delegates from their own clubs, talking quietly or sending messages back to base with their omnipresent phones. Occasionally, one team’s cluster would meet and merge with another’s, chatting amiably like less athletic versions of opposing players crossing paths before first pitch. But even (or especially) among their own kind, their words were guarded: they talked shop without citing specifics. As Zachary Levine wrote last week after returning from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, team employees tell few tales.

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Ben and Sam preview the Indians' season with Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer, and Pete talks to MLB.com Indians reporter Jordan Bastian (at 19:57).



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What a decades-old Mel Allen call says about the Indians' long-lived mascot.

Earlier this week, I came across a link from Craig Robinson at Flip Flop Fly Ballin’ to a cache of 14 radio broadcasts of baseball games from 1948-1967. If you like history or listening to baseball on the radio, this is a treasure trove, and you’ll want to spend a while absorbing the sounds of the game in the time of fast talk and high trousers: Boudreau, Berra, and Ballantine Beer.

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Manny Acta has never done anything but lose. Is this the sort of thing that should get a manager fired?

Let’s compare a few quotes. Each one is something a general manager said during a press conference to introduce a new manager. I’m not going to tell you who said what until after you’ve read them, and I’ve removed any names to preserve the suspense.

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Ben and Sam discuss the decline of Ubaldo Jimenez and whether the Rockies saw it coming when they sent him to Cleveland, then talk about the Angels' off-season plans for Torii Hunter and Dan Haren.

Ben and Sam discuss the decline of Ubaldo Jimenez and whether the Rockies saw it coming when they sent him to Cleveland, then talk about the Angels' off-season plans for Torii Hunter and Dan Haren.

Episode 51: "What the Rockies Knew About Ubaldo/The Eternal Torii Hunter/Declining Dan Haren"

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Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and how much running out a popup really matters.

​Ben and Sam slum it  with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and ​how much running out a popup really matters.

Episode 33​: "​The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?"

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Chris Perez cursed out an A's fan. In between swear words, he said some things we can tell were either true or false.

Before Sunday's game, Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez took a break from shagging flies, ambled over to the right-field foul line, and cursed out an A's fan. You'd think Perez would've known that players rarely come out ahead in public player-fan confrontations. Then again, this is only his fifth major-league season, so maybe he's still getting the hang of the whole heckling thing. Here at BP, we don't condone cursing at fans, but we do place a lot of importance on evidence-based arguments. That's why we've decided to evaluate Perez's responses based not on whether he was wise to make them, or even on the quality of his cursing, but on whether his spittle-flecked statements were supported by facts.

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