The Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast!
Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today talked NBA
Matt Loede talked about the Cleveland Indians and their moves (or lack thereof) this offseason
Pete Fierle talked Big Game and the Pro Football HOF down in Atlanta.
Sam and Brad caught up with Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders to discuss the Indians progress so far this young season.
The Tribe has a home series with the Oakland A's before they head to Kansas City for a weekend set with the Royals. The Indians won on Memorial Day 5-3 and will square off with the A's again tonight. 6:10pm first pitch on 1590 WAKR.
Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders spoke with Sammy B Tuesday to talk about the Indians, their series with Detroit, and the struggles of starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.
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Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders spoke with Sam and Brad about the Indians as they prepare for the season opener on Monday.
The full interview can be heard here.
Matt also offered his take on WrestleMania 33, including Goldberg vs Lesnar.
The Cleveland Indians will be looking to make history tonight and Game 6 in Cleveland will be an electric atmosphere.
Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders joined Sam and Brad to talk about the matchup between the Cubs and the Indians tonight at the corner of Carneige and Ontario.
The Fall Classic is almost here and two Midwest baseball teams with die-hard fanbases will converge on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario starting Tuesday.
Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to discuss the Tribe and the Chicago Cubs.
Sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom from the Chicago Tribune gave his thoughts from the Cubs' perspective.
The Cleveland Indians have overcome injuries, obstacles, and numerous other items to have home-field advantage in the ALDS.
Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the Indians as they prepare to face the Sox starting Thursday at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
The Indians have been swept by the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend, and with Aroldis Chapman now off the table, the Indians could be in the market for a reliever.
Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders.com joined Brad Russell Monday to talk about the possibilities that the Indians could be bringing in some new talent in the pitching department and possibly in other areas as well.
"There's still players out there," Loede said. "Andrew Miller is still a viable option, and I don't think this is over by a longshot."
The Tribe may also be looking for a catcher as well, with the struggling Yan Gomes being out with a shoulder injury and some decent contributions from Chris Jiminez and Roberto Perez.
With Yan Gomes being out 4-6 weeks with a separated shoulder, many questions have arisen with the catcher position, will the Indians make it work with a platoon system, or will they make a move?
Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders joined Brad Russell to talk about that question and more Monday.
He says they don't necessarily need to make a move.
"I think they're going to stay pat with Chris (Jiminez) and Roberto (Perez)," Loede said. "I think those two will hopefully hold the fort down, and what you lose defensively, you could make up for in offense."
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The Indians head into Houston going 5-1 in their last six games, and their solid pitching and timely hitting has been the elixir for some success as of late.
Matt Loede, who covers the Tribe for NEOSportsInsiders.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the Tribe's run at Progressive Field and what they need to do to sustain that momentum and stay above water in the AL Central Division.
Loede said Josh Tomlin, who started yesterday, has been lights out this season.
"He doesn't give up a lot of free passes and he doesn't have a lot of bad innings," Loede said. "He's been consistent and he's the perfect guy for the back of that rotation, he doesn't walk many guys and he's great after losses."
Tomlin pitched seven strong innings for the Indians in the 5-4 win.
The Indians are just a handful of games into Spring Training, and there's some questions surrounding the makeup of this team heading into Opening Day.
Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk Tribe and his thoughts as to the strengths and weaknesses of the Indians before they start the 162-game marathon that is the regular season.
When asked what he's liked from this club so far, it all goes back to the starting rotation, which is one of the best in the AL, if not the entire league.
"The starting pitching is going to be the obvious strong point of this team," Loede said. "They feel that if this team can produce 3-4 runs per night to go along with that pitching, they'll be pretty tough to beat."
With the Indians' offseason pickups, Mike Napoli, Rajai Davis, and Juan Uribe, Loede says Napoli will provide a solid presence in the lineup and in the clubhouse.
"He's excited, he's got a lot to prove, and I think it's going to be a good pickup," Loede said.
Spring training baseball is right around the corner, and the Cleveland Indians are getting ready to roll in Goodyear, Arizona.
Matt Loede, from NEOSportsInsiders.com joined Brad to talk a little Tribe as they get ready for the long season, starting with Opening Day April 4.
The major question heading into the season is will the Indians have enough offense to sustain themselves game in and game out, especially with All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley out for an extended period of time with a shoulder injury.
"He appears to be on track to come back quickly, but you don't want a situation where you force him back early and he gets re-injured and tries to overcompensate," Loede said.
Fans are also looking to see more production out of Carlos Santana, who the club is toying with the idea of having him hit leadoff. Loede said in spring training, there's many things teams try to do to make things better.