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Triston McKenzie and Luis Severino take the mound as ALDS comes to Cleveland

Progressive Field will be rocking with Game 3 of the ALDS at 7:37 p.m. ET tonight

Shane Bieber versus Nestor Cortes is the marquee matchup of the ALDS

It’s a real ace off in Game 2

Cal Quantrill and Gerrit Cole take the mound in Game 1 of the ALDS

Here’s everything you need to know about Game 1 of the ALDS

How reliable will the Guardians’ skillset be in the playoffs?

Everything is chaos, embrace it

Sam Hentges has become one of the Guys of the bullpen

The big lefty has emerged with a total lethality out of the bullpen the last few months

Bryan Shaw is not your enemy

Sure, his 2022 season was awful and he was overused, but he’s still a Cleveland legend for what he did in the mid-2010’s

Oscar Gonzalez, the human toolbox

He has all the raw juice that you could dream of. What will it become?

Guardians don’t need to hit home runs to be great

Changing their game for the playoffs would be pointless

Potential Guardians playoff matchups and how they could happen

The Guardians are likely to finish as the No. 3 seed in the American League

Josh Naylor’s bat is waking up from a months-long slumber

There are glimmers of hope in Josh Naylor’s bat again — understanding how pitchers were attacking him during his slump could be key to him taking the next step

Revisiting blended WAR (WARBL)

Assessing Guardians starting pitchers using the average of many WAR calculations

Terry Francona, I love you but you’re bringing me down

Or, what the Guardians could learn from the Chelsea Football Club

Are the Guardians luckier than other teams?

Turning weak hits into extra bases seems to be a point of strength for the team

Assessing Terry Francona’s balancing act in the Guardians’ outfield

Finding at-bats for five outfielders is no small task

Breaking down the Guardians' improbable eighth inning

Wednesday was a fluke — the kind of fluke that good teams help create

How the Guardians have gone from postseason longshots to AL Central favorites

Don’t you lie to me and say you expected this

What can Oscar Gonzalez be?

His offensive profile is not traditional. But what if it works anyway?

James Karinchak is back to avoiding barrels

The fiery reliever is starting to resemble his old self

The world should know Josh Naylor

Baseball sucks at marketing its cool young stars. Naylor is on his way to being a perfect case for that.

Making sense of the Guardians’ roster gridlock

With no moves at the deadline, the roster deadlock is at critical mass

Chris Antonetti’s post-deadline messaging falls flat

Actions speak louder than words

What’s next for Steven Kwan

He’s been a nice surprise, and is settling in to being solid. What can we expect?

Let’s all appreciate Amed Rosario

Rosario is having a pretty good year, despite many fans calling for him to be traded

Least surprising Guardian tops Statcast’s newest bat speed measurements

A new wave of bat-based measurements are coming from Statcast, and the results are already pretty fun

The best draft picks per round in Guardians history

With some notable exceptions, the draft has not been super kind to Cleveland

Bats and swaps: Buying and selling Guardians trends for July

June was a heck of a month, but July promises to be different

Franmil Reyes can’t hit anything but fastballs

The scouting report on Reyes is short and simple

A deep dive into Triston McKenzie’s recent struggles

The righty can rediscover his ace stuff by avoiding the middle of the strike zone

The Guardians bullpen is in a great spot right now

Between utilization and execution, Cleveland’s relievers are hot

Get aggressive, Owen Miller

Swinging more might not be for everyone, but it seems to be the key to Miller’s offensive production

Dealing Shane Bieber would not be an easy task

A difficult decision might be necessary if the Guardians and Bieber don’t agree to a long-term deal, but probably not anytime soon

Guardians trends to watch in June

Another round of buying and selling Guardians’ goings on