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Leading Off with Ryan Lewis: A podcast on the Cleveland Indians.
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Leading Off with Ryan Lewis: A podcast on the Cleveland Indians.

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How the Cleveland Indians got hot in June

6/25/2019
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When June started, the Cleveland Indians were 29-29, far behind the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central division and battling for a wild card playoff spot. The Indians have surged back, going 15-6 in June and now 43-35 on the season. On this week's edition of the Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we talk about how the team has gotten so hot in June. Leading the way is second baseman Jason Kipnis. After a slow start to the season, Kipnis has hit .410 in the last 10 games, including a...

Duration:00:17:10

Roberto Perez's power surge is boosting the Indians

6/10/2019
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The Cleveland Indians are coming off series wins against the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. Although the team didn't gain much ground in the playoff race, the results are impressive nonetheless. On today's Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we cover the team's recent play and how catcher Roberto Perez has helped power the Indians to victory. As Ryan explains, maybe Perez just needed a consistent opportunity as a starter. Perez is now second on the team with 11 home runs. But as Perez...

Duration:00:26:00

Assessing Cleveland Indians youngsters Zach Plesac and Oscar Mercado

6/3/2019
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After a forgetful weekend series against the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians are slumping further into the American League Central division. There are still some interesting bright spots for the Tribe. That would be the team's youngest players, called up from Triple-A this season. On this week's Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we talk about them. That includes a way-too-early assessment of starting pitcher Zach Plesac. He's started just two games, but they've been encouraging. Like...

Duration:00:23:45

Buy or sell? The options facing the Indians

5/28/2019
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With more than 100 games left in the season, it's too early to determine if the Cleveland Indians should be buyers or sellers at the July 31 trade deadline. On this week's Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we talk about the options facing the Indians. They could be buyers and trade prospects for proven talent. They could trade off assets and begin a rebuild. Or the Indians could find a happy, but challenging middle ground between the two. Ryan explains which avenue is most likely for...

Duration:00:20:27

What made Shane Bieber so good Sunday, batting order change helping Indians

5/20/2019
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber had a historically great start on Sunday. Against the Baltimore Orioles, he pitched a complete game shutout with 15 strikeouts. On this week's Leading Off podcast, Ryan Lewis and Dan Kadar look back on the game. Ryan explains what made Bieber so effective and why Bieber is going to be a key player for the Indians for years to come. Ryan also gives his first impression thoughts on rookie outfielder Oscar Mercado, whom the Indians are using...

Duration:00:16:16

Assessing the Indians at the quarter point of the season: Leading Off podcast

5/13/2019
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The Cleveland Indians are essentially at the quarter point of the 162-game season. They started the week in second place in the AL Central behind the Minnesota Twins. As expected, the team has been propped up by pitching while the offense is one of the worst in baseball. On this week's Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we assess where the Indians sit at the quarter point. We cover the team's biggest surprises (excellent bullpen play and the slow development of Jake Bauers and Jordan Luplow) and...

Duration:00:23:47

How the Indians can manage the loss of Corey Kluber; Jose Ramirez's slow turnaround

5/6/2019
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On this week's Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we look back on the injury to Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber. Ryan gives us an update on how the Indians will manage their starting rotation while being without Kluber and Mike Clevinger. That got us talking about a few related topics, including Cody Anderson's dreadful Sunday start, why Dallas Keuchel isn't in the team's plans and Clevinger's progress. Ryan also gave his opinion on whether or not it's actually good that Kluber...

Duration:00:13:54

Why Jefry Rodriguez could factor into the Indians' starting rotation and trade deadline plans

4/29/2019
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Filling in for an injured Mike Clevinger, Indians pitcher Jefry Rodriguez has played pretty well in two starts. On this week's Leading Off with Ryan Lewis podcast, we talk about how he's playing and what it means for the team's starting rotation. At the least, Rodriguez has positioned himself as the team's first option to fill in if someone gets injured. But the more quality starts Rodriguez gets, the more it could impact what the team does at the July 31 trade deadline. We also talk about...

Duration:00:20:51

Why baseball should embrace the bat flip

4/22/2019
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This is the most controversial Leading Off with Ryan Lewis podcast we've ever recorded. The subject is one of baseball's divisive topics, the bat flip. The subject is in the news again after Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox flipped his bat after a home run against the Kansas City Royals. Eventually an altercation occurred, players were suspended and the bat flip once again became baseball's hot topic. On Leading Off we have plenty of thoughts on the art of bat flipping, and some...

Duration:00:21:15

Should the Indians be concerned about Corey Kluber

4/16/2019
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The Kansas City Royals finished off a weekend sweep of the Cleveland Indians after another bad start from pitcher Corey Kluber. On Sunday, Kluber pitched just 2 2/3 innings, walking five and allowing six runs. In three starts, Kluber has now only pitched 12 innnings over three starts while giving up 11 earned runs. On this week's edition of Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we talk about Kluber's slow start to the season and what may be causing it. We also talk about where the Indians standing...

Duration:00:18:19

The hot start for the Indians' starting pitchers seems normal

4/16/2019
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Arguably no group of starting pitchers in baseball are off to a hotter start than the quintet for the Cleveland Indians. That includes Mike Clevinger and Trevor Bauer. In 12 innings pitched, Clevinger hasn't allowed a run, only given up two hits and he's struck out 22. Bauer has only allowed one hit, a single earned run and has struck out 17. On this edition of Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we talk about just how good Bauer and Clevinger have looked to start the season. And as good as...

Duration:00:18:41

Don't overreact to a slow start by the Cleveland Indians

4/16/2019
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Yes, it was a less-than-ideal start to the season for the Cleveland Indians. But it's only a few games of a 162-game season. Don't overreact to the slow start for the Indians. That is the main subject of this week's edition of Leading Off with Ryan Lewis. The Indians got off to a 1-2 start on the season, with the offense struggling to score runs. Perhaps the biggest issue for the Indians is that it came against the Minnesota Twins, a team that is Cleveland's biggest challenge for the...

Duration:00:17:23

Why the Indians are poised for another big season

4/16/2019
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Baseball is back, and on the newest episode of the Leading Off with Ryan Lewis podcast we preview the season for the Cleveland Indians. We cover these topics: - The Indians have perhaps the best rotation in baseball, two legitimate MVP-caliber hitters and will win the division. So why does it feel like this season is beginning with doom and gloom? - What is the biggest question mark at the start of the season? - What new Indian (besides Carlos Santana) will have the biggest impact on the...

Duration:00:25:57

Should the Indians be concerned about Corey Kluber?

4/15/2019
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The Kansas City Royals finished off a weekend sweep of the Cleveland Indians after another bad start from pitcher Corey Kluber. On Sunday, Kluber pitched just 2 2/3 innings, walking five and allowing six runs. In three starts, Kluber has now only pitched 12 innnings over three starts while giving up 11 earned runs. On this week's edition of Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, we talk about Kluber's slow start to the season and what may be causing it. We also talk about where the Indians standing...

Duration:00:18:19

Carlos Gonzalez's chances of making the Cleveland Indians

4/15/2019
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Welcome to the first episode of Leading Off with Ryan Lewis, our podcast covering the Cleveland Indians. On today's episode, Ryan and Dan Kadar talk about the team's signing of veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Does the former All-Star right fielder have a chance of making the Indians after signing a minor league contract? If Gonzalez does make the roster, it could go a long way in solving the team's problems in the outfield. On the show, they also talk about how Hanley Ramirez plays...

Duration:00:19:43