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For Your Improvement: Carlos Carrasco’s Changeup

Early 19th century French diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord argued — according to late Romanian aphorist Emil Cioran, at least — argued that it’s preferable “to follow one’s inclination rather than to make one’s way.” Having pointed his internet browser to this site, the reader has already exhibited a willingness — in part, at least […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Series Summary No. 5: Oh, man, that was cold

Except for Carlos Carrasco’s happy reunion with the mound on Tuesday night, there were no warm and fuzzy feelings produced by this fifth series of the season for the Cleveland Indians. This was their second consecutive Lost-Won-Lost series and all three games were played in mid-40s temperatures with wind-chill factors that made one glad to be indoors and not at U.S. Cellular Field...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco to pitch for Indians on Monday

As Carlos Carrasco laid on the ground and players, coaches, and trainers rushed to his side, all while the rest of us prayed that he would be okay after a Melky Cabrera line drive hit him squarely in the jaw, it would have been unfathomable to suggest that he would be pitching anytime in the near future. However, today the Indians announced that Carlos Carrasco will start on Monday...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Thankfully, scary injury for Carrasco not as bad as first appeared

Normally, I write the top portion of these recaps ahead of time in order to provide a true feel for how the game was expected to be played. Whether the game follows the script or diverges is an important component. I had written up about Carlos Carrasco’s ten strikeout performance and his 2014 dominance of the White Sox lineup that would be set against Jose Quintana that struggled...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco shockingly OK after getting hit in face by line drive

On Tuesday night, a scary moment that you absolutely never want to see happened at Progressive Field in Cleveland – Indians starter Carlos Carrasco got hit in the face with a line drive. Thankfully, Carrasco got his glove up and slightly deflected the ball, leading to it hitting his cheek instead of his forehead or eye. Somehow, some way, Carrasco was OK after his trip to the...
Via The Outside Corner
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Pitcher Carlos Carrasco Carted Off After Getting Nailed in the Face With a Line Drive

At one point in time most little boys want to be baseball pitchers. They want to be the guys that can throw a ball 100 miles per hour, make it curve, make it slide, make it break, and all sorts of things. They want to be the guy striking out the big hitter and winning the game. What discourages many from pursuing the dream is a desire not to end up like Cleveland Indians starting...
Via FatManWriting
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco hit in face by line drive

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was carted off of the field in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive back to the mound, connecting with the pitcher on the left side of his face. The ball appeared to have nicked Carrasco’s glove prior to making contact with his face, but he immediately...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Carrasco Deal a Calculated Risk for Both Sides

The current Cleveland Indians have taken a page straight from the playbook of former Tribe general manager John Hart. Over the past few years, management has locked up what it feels to be the core and the future of the team with long-term contracts. As it was in the days of Hart, this tactic is still a gamble for both the player and the team. The player, naturally, is trading in...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Keep ‘Em Rolling: Tribe Signs Another Starter To An Extension

The Indians have locked up another starting pitcher returning from last season. According to various sources, the team has signed RHP Carlos Carrasco to a contract extension. It is a four-year contract valued around $38 million and includes Carrasco’s 2015 salary of around $2.55 million and tacks on three more seasons, running through his first year of free agency. Carrasco’s...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Four bold predictions for 2015

With Opening Day just nine days away, the Cleveland Indians are nearing the start of a much anticipated season. People are predicting big things for this club, and here are some of my bold predictions for the 2015 Cleveland Indians: 1. Carlos Carrasco will finish in the top 5 in the AL Cy Young vote Carlos Carrasco As I mentioned in my Cleveland Indians season preview, Carlos...
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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