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Indians News and Notes: Mickey Callaway and staff a big part of Tribe’s success

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Tribe coaches critical to postseason pitching |

A great read about all the behind-the-scenes work going on to help the club’s pitchers. From August Fagerstrom:

On a more granular level, though, it starts in the advance scouting department in the bowels of Progressive Field, weeks in advance, even before the club knows which teams it will be playing. This is where data is being pulled, heat maps are being generated, swing tendencies are being revealed, and relevant film is being reviewed. In the regular season, this work is being divvied up and begins five to seven days before a new series begins. In the postseason, it's a team of a half dozen advance scouts, all surveying the same club, for as much time as they can.

"We dive into it a little deeper [in the postseason]," Indians pitching coach MIckey Callaway said. "We look at everything we can and we have more time to do it, especially given the days off and things like that. Especially leading into the series that we've had to play, we've been fortunate enough to have a few days off to be able to look at everything we possibly can."

The Indians’ postseason journey meant a lot to many people |

The Indians didn't complete the playoff run with a long-awaited hoist of the Commissioner's Trophy, but they came as close as a team can. The postseason expedition still provided a welcome month-long diversion to anyone seeking an autumn thrill ride.

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