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Tribe News and Notes, 10/18/12

Players' offseason plans, plus speculation on player and coach reunions for Terry Francona. Plus, postseason baseball trudges on, weather permitting.

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Let's get it out of the way first - there is still baseball being played:

And now, in news about your Cleveland Indians:

Finally, Bastian does a post-mortem on the performance of the starting pitching staff, throwing out the awful numbers, including the following:

• Tribe starters allowed 13.94 baserunners per nine innings, which was the eighth-highest rate in a season for the team, dating to 1921. Cleveland's left-on-base percentage of 65.5 was its lowest average since 1936 (64.3).

• Cleveland allowed 108 stolen bases, marking the most by the team since 1979 (114) and the fourth-most in a season in club history. The 81.2-percent success rate for basestealers was the highest against any Indians rotation.

• The Indians established a new record with 14 games in which their starter allowed at least eight runs. The previous mark was 11 such games in both 1925 and 1936. Cleveland tied a club record (1925) with 25 games in which the starter gave up at least seven runs.