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Lewie Pollis

Lewie Pollis is a freshman at Brown University. For more of his work, go to WahoosOnFirst.com. He can be reached at LewsOnFirst@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter: @LewsOnFirst or @WahoosOnFirst.

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Weekly Wroundtable: Should Indians Sign Manny Ramirez?

wahoosonfirst.com - The thought of “Manny being Manny” in Cleveland again has elicited a wide variety of reactions, from the extremely supportive to the over-the-top negative. In the interest of keeping the debate going, in this edition of the Wahoo’s on First ...

Indians Agree to Sign Outfielder Ryan Spilborghs

wahoosonfirst.com - Just a day after signing the Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free agent Ryan Spilborghs, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The deal is a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, according to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian. ...

Kevin Goldstein Releases 2012 Indians Top Prospect List

wahoosonfirst.com - Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein became the latest prospect guru to chime in on the Indians’ farm system this week when he released his 2012 Top 20 list for the Cleveland organization. Topping the list—surprise, surprise—is shortstop Francisco Lindor, the Tribe’s ...


Indians Sign Justin Masterson: A Good Deal For a Great Pitcher

wahoosonfirst.com - If Justin Masterson were a free agent today, what kind of a contract would he get? Take a look at Masterson’s resume. He’s 26 years old and is coming off a season in which he went 12-10 with a 3.21 ...

Will Indians Pitchers Get More Strikeouts Under Scott Radinsky?

wahoosonfirst.com - When the news broke at the end of the season that Indians pitching coach Tim Belcher would be stepping down from his post, I made note of the similarity between the Tribe staff’s light-on-strikeouts approach to pitching during his tenure ...

Indians Sign Chris Perez: Is New Deal an Overpay?

wahoosonfirst.com - At least one of the players Cleveland re-inked on this week may have gotten a bigger contract than he deserved. Tribe closer Chris Perez certainly isn’t a bad signing for $4.5 million—arbitration deals come at a discount—but the deal does ...


Orlando Cabrera Retires

wahoosonfirst.com - Former Indian Orlando Cabrera has played his last MLB game. The 15-year veteran infielder announced his retirement on Wednesday. Cabrera, 37, signed with the Indians last winter and appeared in 91 games for the Tribe. He hit .244/.277/.321 with 4 ...

Indians Sign Jack Hannahan: A Great Glove at a Great Price

wahoosonfirst.com - Of the players to come to terms with Cleveland on Tuesday, Jack Hannahan got the smallest payday with a one-year, $1.135 million deal. But the low price shouldn’t be seen as an indicator of the deal’s significance. Given how much ...

Indians Sign Shin-Soo Choo: Choo Still Ridiculously Underrated

wahoosonfirst.com - Tuesday was an extremely busy day for the Indians’ front office. With the deadline for players and teams to submit arbitration figures at noon EST, five of the Tribe’s seven arbitration-eligible players bypassed the arbitration process and agreed to contracts ...

Indians Sign Joe Smith: A Bargain Deal for a Solid Arm

wahoosonfirst.com - Of the five players the Indians re-signed Tuesday, Joe Smith might have the lowest profile—great as he was out of the bullpen this year, the 27-year-old right-hander is a relief pitcher, and not one who sees much action in high-leverage ...