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Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto talks Browns, Cavaliers, Guardians and Northeast Ohio college basketball with host David Campbell.

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Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto talks Browns, Cavaliers, Guardians and Northeast Ohio college basketball with host David Campbell.

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What will it take for the Guardians to win the Central? Darius Garland's Cavs future

7/16/2024
Highlights: A listener cracks down on our on-air cliches; Why the first-place Guardians really needed the All-Star break; Are the Guardians slumping or just need to get out of a slump? The pitcher Terry wants to see the Guardians try to acquire by the trade deadline; Prediction time: A minor league pitcher you might see in a Guardians uniform before season's end; How many wins it might take to make the playoffs or win the division; What Terry thinks of what he's seen of Emoni Bates in summer league; Reaction to Darius Garland's statement that he wants to stay a Cavalier; Are LeBron, his family and the Lakers mishandling Bronny's early stages as a pro? Terry's take on Dustin Hopkins' new contract with the Browns; How many NFL coaches is enough? Terry's Faith & You column for this week: Eric Mangini, the Browns, and "labels" we wear; and a couple of more listener foul ball stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:52

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Predicting who's the Guardians' No. 1 draft choice, and why; the player Darius Garland might mimic next season

7/9/2024
Highlights: Terry runs through the Guardians' five all-stars and tells the story behind each; Some stats on Josh Naylor and his maturation as a hitter; A listener has a comparison for David Fry and his breakout season; Who Terry thinks the Guardians will take No. 1 overall in the MLB Draft on Sunday; Will Darius Garland's game need to start looking like Steph Curry's for the Cavs offense to work? How the Cavs took a page out of the Browns playbook with their hires for Kenny Atkinson's staff; Terry talks about his Faith & You column this upcoming weekend: Why sports matters, and why it doesn't; And some more foul ball stories from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:32

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The player the Cavs must trade; Donovan Mitchell's deal; time to worry about the Guardians’ rotation

7/2/2024
Highlights: Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a three-year, $150.3 million Cavs extension that includes a player option for the 2027-28 season. We break it down; Koby Altman's gamble pays off; With Mitchell in the fold, here's the trade Terry thinks the Cavs need to make this offseason; The national media, again, gets it wrong about the Cavs; Where Mitchell's deal in 2025-26 will rank compared to other NBA stars; Would this extension have happened if J.B. Bickerstaff were still the coach? Highlights from Kenny Atkinson's introductory Cavs press conference on Monday; Local athletes get drafted: Akron's Enrique Freeman, CSU's Tristan Enaruna, and Westlake's AJ Spellacy; Why Terry is worried about the Guardians' starting pitching; Two lists led by Deshaun Watson -- one being a list he doesn't want to top; The biggest contracts in Cleveland sports history, ranked; More stories of fan foul balls, and one "fowl" ball story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:04

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What's different about 2024 Steven Kwan; Kenny Atkinson's 2nd shot; are the Browns No. 3?

6/25/2024
Highlights: How are the Guardians doing this? The Guardians bullpen is in some elite historical company; What to know about Angel Martinez; Steven Kwan, his pursuit of .400 and what's different this year; Bring back Mike Clevinger: yes or no? Why Kenny Atkinson could be the right fit for the Cavs; Why his second time as a head coach should be better than the first; The draft prospects, and a draft comparison, for Akron forward Enrique Freeman; Was J.B. Bickerstaff taking a shot at Jarrett Allen in an interview with Sirius XM? Do the Browns have the third-best roster in the NFL? Terry's Book of the Week pick; More listener foul ball stories, and Mudcat Grant comes through. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:59

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What looks different with the Browns offense; how the Guardians are doing this; Cavs coaching search

6/11/2024
Highlights: Happy birthday week to Terry! What Terry saw Tuesday in his visit to Browns minicamp; What it means that Amari Cooper was a no-show for the first day of mandatory minicamp, and what to expect next; Deshaun Watson risked injury at a softball game on Saturday. It was not smart, and could have been a lot worse; What Terry's seeing new with the Browns offense; What's up with Ben Lively, Gavin Williams and the Guardians rotation; A fan email about a way to save some throws for pitchers; Could a healthy Cavs roster be giving Boston a better run in the NBA Finals? Experience vs. new ideas in the Cavs coaching search; Terry discusses his upcoming Faith & You Father's Day column about his dad, and playing catch; And a couple more foul ball stories from listeners, plus an autograph story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:17

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Who compares to José Ramírez; how fans should feel about Donovan Mitchell's Cavs future; Deshaun Watson, No. 23?

5/28/2024
Highlights: Why José Ramírez seems to be so inspired this season; A Hall of Famer comparison for Ramírez; Tyler Freeman's rise at the top of the Guardians order; A fast-rising Guardians prospect to watch; Stephen Vogt's "special formula"; What the Guardians should do with Josh Naylor this offseason; How Cavs fans should feel about Donovan Mitchell; The mystery of Jarrett Allen's rib injury was solved; Deshaun Watson: the 23rd-best QB in the NFL? Remembering D-Day as its 80th anniversary approaches, and appreciating Ernie Pyle and what he brought to journalism and history; And two more foul ball stories from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:28

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The improbable rise of David Fry; Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland - who stays, who goes?

5/21/2024
The conversation covers various topics related to the Guardians, including their performance in the current season, the surprising success of David Fry, the impressive bullpen, and the managerial skills of Stephen Vogt. We also discuss the struggles of Francisco Lindor since joining the New York Mets. We also talk about Jose Ramirez's contract extension with the Guardians and his decision to stay with the team despite receiving offers from other teams. We get into the future of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell in the NBA and the potential changes in the Cavs' roster. Additionally, they touch on the scheduling in the NFL and the possibility of the league expanding the season. The podcast concludes with some fan stories about memorable baseball experiences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:55

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Will Donovan Mitchell and J.B. Bickerstaff be back? LeBron's Game 4 message; Emmanuel Clase's best pitch

5/14/2024
Highlights: What Terry thought of Cavs vs. Celtics Game 4; What these playoffs have done for Darius Garland J.B. Bickerstaff: Is his job safe? And if not, who could replace him? The refs and whether the Cavs got what they deserved; What this all means for Donovan Mitchell and his Cleveland future; What message LeBron James was trying to send by attending Game 4; Why the Guardians love creating chaos; Why Emmanuel Clase looks different this year; The Browns games Terry is most excited to see. The schedule comes out Wednesday. Terry talks graduation speeches; and our listener letters about catching foul balls, and other adventures at the ballpark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:14

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The Cavs' biggest challenge vs. the Celtics; what to do with Bo Naylor; why the Browns like Jerry Jeudy

5/8/2024
Highlights: The Cavaliers' playoff loss to the Celtics was not unexpected, given the Celtics' strong home record and defensive prowess. Darius Garland's performance in the playoffs has been underwhelming, both offensively and defensively. The debate about whether Bo Naylor should be sent down to the minors to work on his offense and defense. The Cavaliers need more production from players on the margins, such as Isaac Okoro. Why the Guardians have time with Bo Naylor and Kyle Manzardo and can be patient with their development. What Jerry Jeudy will bring and why the Browns like him. Readers share their stories of catching foul balls at baseball games, highlighting the excitement and memories associated with these moments. Terry has started a new newsletter where he shares his thoughts and interacts with readers. He invites readers to share their stories and ideas for future columns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:45

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Who will play, who will sit for the Cavs; Should Emmanuel Clase pitch in tied games? Browns draft breakdown

5/1/2024
Highlights: More phrases we would like to see disappear from the sports landscape; In praise of Evan Mobley, Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland after Cavs win Game 5 vs. Orlando; How concerned should Cavs fans be about Jarrett Allen's rib injury? Who's in favor and who's riding the bench for the rest of the series; The best Cavs player defensively vs. Paulo Banchero is ...; Terry on whether LeBron James will return to the Cavs after he turns down his Lakers option for next season; A reader asks: Why does it make sense to pitch Emmanuel Clase in a tie game on the road? What it suggests that the Browns didn't make any trades during NFL Draft 2024; Taking stock of the Browns running backs; Terry is seeking your stories about moms and mom figures for Mother's Day. You can email them to TerryPlutoInsiders@cleveland.com; And we read two more listener stories about how they got a foul ball at a baseball game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:46

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The most surprising thing about the Guardians; Evan Mobley, difference maker; Deshaun Watson vs. Russell Wilson

4/25/2024
HIghlights: More pet peeves in sports broadcasting. The Guardians have been performing well, with the bullpen, Stephen Kwan and Tyler Freeman leading the way. Francisco Lindor has struggled with the New York Mets, raising questions about the impact of playing in a high-pressure market. Evan Mobley's growth and development. The upcoming NFL draft and the "Deshaun Watson Tariff." Darius Garland's inconsistency and what it means for the Cavs. Terry's Faith & You column and near-death experiences. More listener foul ball stories. Terry recommends his book 'Vintage Cavs' for some good playoff reading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:10

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What the Cavs must do right away vs. the Magic; projecting Andrés Giménez's career; inside Nick Chubb's contract

4/15/2024
Highlights: Terry Pluto and David Campbell discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers' playoff season, the Guardians' recent success, and the impressive performance of second baseman Andrés Giménez. They also touch on the importance of team culture and the impact of key players on the field. Terry also gets into the Guardians' search for outfielders in the draft, and Nick Chubb's contract with the Browns. And they also share some listener letters and foul ball stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:55

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Time for Cavs fans to panic? 'The Go-Go Guardians'; why pitchers are getting hurt

4/9/2024
Highlights: The Guardians have had a hot start to the season, with their bullpen playing a key role in their success. Jose Ramirez sure is something. Stephen Vogt has shown strong managerial skills and has a knack for interviews. There is a debate about the increase in Tommy John surgeries, with the Players Association blaming the pitch clock and MLB pointing to velocity and spin rates as the main factors. Evidence suggests that the pitch clock has not had a significant impact on injuries, and other factors like velocity and spin rates may be more influential. The emphasis on throwing harder and increasing spin rates may be contributing to the increase in injuries among pitchers in baseball. The Cavaliers' recent struggles and player injuries are a cause for concern, and it remains to be seen if they can regain their form in time for the playoffs. Playing a game in Brazil may not be ideal for the Cleveland Browns due to the additional travel and potential distractions during the season. Navigating family drama requires setting boundaries and recognizing when involvement may not be helpful or productive. And this week's foul ball stories from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:09

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How the Cavs fix this; the good and bad of the Guardians; the Browns' best offseason move

4/2/2024
Highlights: The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing challenges due to injuries, particularly Donovan Mitchell's knee injury, which is impacting the team's performance. Darius Garland is struggling with breaking double teams and going to the basket, which is affecting his scoring and the team's offense. Evan Mobley and Max Strus: underrated players on the Cavaliers' roster. The women's Final Four in Cleveland is generating excitement, with standout players like Caitlin Clark and Paige Buecker drawing attention. The women's game is gaining popularity, and the players' longer college careers are contributing to the growth of storylines and rivalries. The Cleveland Guardians had a strong start, with solid performances from players like Andres Gimenez and the bullpen. Pitchers Hunter Gaddis and Cade Smith are showing promise in the bullpen. The bullpen remains a concern. The Browns' best move of the offseason so far. What area the Browns should look to build up in the NFL Draft. Fans share stories of catching foul balls at games, highlighting memorable experiences and missed opportunities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:12

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Guardians season predictions; why kickoffs will matter again; Cavs' Marcus Morris Sr. lays down the law

3/26/2024
Highlights: What Terry thinks of the Guardians' opening day roster; How the Guardians dealt with Myles Straw and what it means; Guardians season predictions; Talkin' Browns Stadium and what Terry wants to see; Extensions for Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry; Nick Chubb and Deshaun Watson rehabs; What Kevin Stefanski said, and what it means, about why the Browns chose Jameis Winston over Joe Flacco: The Browns in the Brazil game? The NFL's new kickoff rule and why kickoffs are going to matter again; If the Cavs are "exhausted," should they be telling everyone that? We discuss; Why what Marcus Morris Sr. did on Monday night was important for the Cavs in the playoffs; Listener letters about foul balls they got, and a fan letter about why she is a Cleveland fan in the Great White North. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:27

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Who the Cavs should want in the first round; predicting the Guardians lineup; why Tyler Huntley

3/19/2024
Highlights: 00:00 Introduction 01:31 State of the Cavs 04:10 Cavs' Playoff Hopes 05:17 Cavs' Roster and Marcus Morris 06:22 Cavs' Playoff Matchups 20:24 Listener Question and Guardians' Lineup 25:18 Guardians' Bullpen Concerns 28:23 Guardians' Starting Rotation 29:59 James Winston and the Browns 34:10 Tyler Huntley and the Browns' Quarterback Situation 35:18 Why the Browns Didn't Go After Justin Fields 36:48 Preparing Deshaun Watson for the Season 37:28 The Importance of Having Multiple Quarterbacks 38:34 Joshua Dobbs' Signing and the Browns' Quarterback Options 42:02 The Importance of Pre-Snap Motion in the Browns' Offense 43:16 The Perception of Kevin Stefanski 44:35 Terry's Faith & You column: Memories of a Student in Cleveland 48:21 Another in our series of letters from Cleveland Fans 53:59 Foul Ball Stories 55:57 Terry's Book of the Week: 'Saving Grayson' by Chris Fabry 01:03:26 David's Book Recommendation: 'The Creative Act: A Way of Being' by Rick Rubin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:17

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The biggest question about Jameis Winston; Are the Cavs the NBA's most-injured team? Foul ball stories

3/12/2024
HIghlights: 00:00 Introduction and listener idea about guests 02:36 Why the Browns Chose Winston over Flacco 05:29 Concerns about Watson and the Backup Quarterback 06:26 Why Winston was Chosen over Other Quarterbacks 08:50 Addressing Concerns about Winston's Character 12:03 Assessing Winston's Performance and Injury History 13:14 The Importance of Having a Good Backup Quarterback 14:25 The Browns' Approach to Free Agency 15:28 Differentiating the Acquisition of Jerry Jeudy from Amari Cooper 23:27 Assessing the Cavaliers' Performance and Injuries 24:49 The Importance of Context in Evaluating Performance 25:21 The Cavaliers' Outfield and Prospects 27:02 The Need for Reliable Relief Pitchers 28:30 Memorable Baseball Trades and Acquisitions 30:19 The Development of Young Players in Baseball 32:39 Assessing the Performance of Arias and Other Players 35:05 The Importance of Pitchers with Diverse Repertoires 46:47 The Future of Shane Bieber and the Guardians 54:23 Reflecting on Past Baseball Games and Foul Ball Experiences 56:09 Reading Recommendations: Ed McBain's 87th Precinct Series 57:01 Personal Baseball Experiences and Catching Foul Balls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:10

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Who'll be better: Josh or Bo Naylor? The Cavs' No. 2 all-time player; Johnny Manziel vs. Brian Hoyer

2/27/2024
Highlights: 00:00 Introduction and Book Signing 03:03 Discussion on Kyrie Irving's Legacy 08:18 Evaluation of the Cleveland Cavaliers 13:08 Donovan Mitchell's Performance and Leadership 19:20 Cavaliers' Record Against Winning Eastern Conference Teams 22:13 Spring Training and Player Evaluations for the Guardians 25:02 Josh Naylor's Performance and Potential 30:56 Catcher Position and DH Role 35:28 Andrew Berry's Press Conference at the NFL Combine 38:18 Proposed Rule Change for the NFL Trade Deadline 40:52 Running Backs and Johnny Manziel 43:26 Johnny Manziel's Comments on Brian Hoyer 45:06 Backup Quarterbacks for the Browns 50:53 JCU and Case in Division III Men's Basketball Tournament this weekend in Cleveland 57:22 Making Decisions and Terry's Faith & You column 01:00:07 Book Recommendation: Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald 01:04:43 Listener Emails and Terry's Newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:50

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What's most different about the Cavs this season; how Carlos Carrasco can impact the 2024 Guardians

2/20/2024
In this episode of Terry's Talking Podcast, David Campbell and Terry Pluto discuss the results of a listener survey, the NBA All-Star Game, the Cleveland Cavaliers' performance, the importance of Carlos Carrasco for the Cleveland Guardians, and the front office's approach to young players. The conversation covers the Guardians' offensive line and outfield situation, the team's history of changing starters on opening day, changes in the Browns' coaching staff, the upcoming NFL Combine and draft season, and letters from Cleveland sports fans. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 02:49 Listener Survey Results 06:03 Book Recommendation: "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln" 07:26 NBA All-Star Game Discussion 10:58 Cleveland Cavaliers Update 19:49 Discussion on Coaching and Perception of JB Bickerstaff 25:39 Cleveland Guardians Spring Training and Importance of Carlos Carrasco 34:26 Front Office's Approach to Young Players 38:08 Guardians' Outfield Situation 39:07 Guardians' History of Changing Starters on Opening Day 40:37 Changes in the Browns' Coaching Staff 41:18 Discussion on the NFL Combine and Draft Season 49:02 Letters from Cleveland Sports Fans 55:57 Closing Remarks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:22

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The surprising lesson the Browns should take from the Super Bowl; can the Cavs win the East?

2/13/2024
Highlights: Spring Training and Playing Catch What the Browns can't neglect this offseason; The Discipline of Both Teams in the Super Bowl The Performance of Brock Purdy Pre-Snap Motion and Why it Matters A listener question about The Impact of Equipment on Injuries Can the Cavs win the Eastern Conference? What's driving the Cavs; What has to happen for Donovan Mitchell to enter the MVP conversation; Who is going to start in center field for the Guardians? Who is going to start at shortstop? And this week's listener letters about where they are from and why they are Cleveland sports fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:09