Cleveland Indians, Braves Rumors Continue; New HR Derby Format a Hit

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Cleveland Indians’ Rumors Abound; HR Derby Format Proves Dramatic


The 2015 All-Star Game HR Derby saw a change in format this season, and it appears to have gone over well with the players and fans alike. Going to a new head-to-head, timed format, it seemed to put more drama into each round. The total number of home runs will be less, but the excitement seemed to be ramped up, culminating in a win for the hometown hero, Cincinnati Reds Todd Frazier. I think MLB has gotten this one right with this new structure. 

Recent reports surfaced that the Braves and Indians had discussed a possible deal for a Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson trade, all before Swish hit the DL again. Could that deal still materialize? Or are there other possibilities between the two teams for a trade? Our Matt Bretz delved into some of the reasons why the two would make good trade partners.

After a 2014 filled with injury and struggle, the Indians’ Jason Kipnis has bounced back and is having a stellar campaign, leading the league in doubles while jockeying for the batting title. Just a year ago, he felt like he was part of the problem. The Tribe still has their issues, but Kipnis is no longer one of them as being the lone representative from the Indians in the All-Star game would indicate.

The Wahoo’s on the Mic podcast is back this week with more Cody Anderson talk (and there’s plenty to talk about). The guys are also talking about the struggles of the offense and more as the podcast is back in its weekly glory. Make sure to take a listen to this week’s edition.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Todd Frazier wins Home Run Derby in home park’ – MLB.com

‘Could a Braves/Indians trade still happen this season?’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Indians’ Kipnis back on the big stage’ – Indians.com

‘Wahoo’s on the Mic: Cody Anderson, the Tribe offense and more’ – Wahoo’s on First

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