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Does Encarnacion need fixing, or is he the Tribe’s Kevin Durant?

Morning news & notes for Friday, June 9, 2017.

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Well, it’s the middle of June, the Indians have lost about a dozen series in a row, and there was no Cleveland baseball last night. But hey, that 14-game winning streak is gonna start any day now. Right?


Well, whatever. Here’s a bunch of Indians and general baseball news, if you’re into that sort of thing. Enjoy.

Tribe news & notes

What do the Cleveland Indians need to fix? Edwin Encarnacion and the starting rotation |

Things are looking quite a bit more bleak than they were at this point last season. At a loss for how the Tribe can right the ship? Don’t worry, so is Paul Hoynes, but he’s getting paid to write about it regardless.

Tribe hoping to find footing, consistency |

The Indians may be scuffling, but aren’t giving up hope. The talent is there, but the execution is lacking. There’s too much competitive spirit to keep playing this badly. The [CLICHE MACHINE HAS MALFUNCTIONED; PLEASE INSERT MORE PLATITUDES].

Screw being rational, I want wins NOW | Waiting for Next Year

Now this is a take I can get behind! We’ve analyzed it all to death, but it’s time for this supremely talented team to start putting it all together and getting them W’s.

Hate super teams? Cleveland signed its own Kevin Durant in Edwin Encarcion |

For those crossover Cavs/Tribe fans on this site. There have been innumerable horrendous hot takes and comparisons concerning Golden State’s signing of Kevin Durant, but Doug Lesmerises may have just published the absolute worst. I’m sharing with you out of love.

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