Gordon Watkin

Gordon Watkin

Gordon is a Sport Management graduate from Brock University. He has a background playing professional soccer, but is an avid sports fan particularly of the Cleveland Indians. Follow Gordon on Twitter @GordonWatkin.

By Gordon Watkin On Friday, June 24th, 2016

Blue Jays Mediocrity Wasn’t Ricciardi’s Fault

Toronto Blue Jays fans adore Edwin Encarnacion’s “Edwing”, and undoubtedly will never let go of the  Bautista bat-flip heard around the world. Two players acquired an executive who is loathed so strongly, More...

Danny Salazar
By Gordon Watkin On Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Cleveland Indians Aggressive Ahead Of Winter Meetings

Danny Salazar is on the trade block. Of course to majority of baseball fans this is hardly new information, however Cleveland may also have a few other significant names in play. Names such as Carlos Carrasco, More...

By Gordon Watkin On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Indians Use Addition By Subtraction In Playoff Push

Not only did Cleveland acquire two productive players at the deadline, but the subtraction of Swisher and Bourn have allowed for productive platoons to emerge. The Indians have been on a torrid 22-12 pace in their More...

Jason Kipnis
By Gordon Watkin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Why 2016 May Remain Status Quo For The Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians have been involved in a self-induced, systemic form of mediocrity for nearly ten years, not making any run of significance (Other than blowing a 3-1 series lead in the 2007 American League More...

Francisco Lindor
By Gordon Watkin On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Francisco Lindor; The Wizard

A wizard is upon us, and his name is Francisco Lindor. Nicknamed the wizard due to his impressive defensive prowess, Francisco Lindor is now an everyday Major League player. The expectations are lofty despite his More...

By Gordon Watkin On Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Will Indians Be Buyers Or Sellers As Deadline Looms?

The Cleveland Indians are in the toughest position in regards to personnel alterations with the non-waiver trade deadline looming in the coming weeks. Cleveland has experienced a tumultuous roller coaster of a More...

tonya carpenter fenway injury
By Gordon Watkin On Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Seriously Injured Red Sox Fan in Stable Condition

The Boston Red Sox fan injured by an errant bat during yesterdays game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park has had her medical status upgraded to serious but is in stable condition. Tonya Carpenter suffered More...

By Gordon Watkin On Sunday, June 7th, 2015

New York Mets Draft Preview

New York Mets Draft Preview Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B Concordia Lutheran HS (TX) Why This Pick Makes Sense: Organizational Need: The New York Mets have a deep, young rotation capable of winning ball games when the offense More...

Michael Matuella pitches for the Duke Blue Devils.
By Gordon Watkin On Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Draft Preview: St Louis Cardinals

  My Pick: Michael Matuella RHP Duke University The Rise and Descent: Tommy John Surgery in 2015 is the reasons the Cardinals have an opportunity to draft Matuella, a hard-throwing right-hander from Duke University. More...

Yan Gomes
By Gordon Watkin On Monday, June 1st, 2015

What Yan Gomes’ Return Means For Tribe

Yan Gomes is not only a bargain, but is amongst the game’s elite behind the dish. Yan Gomes emerged amongst the game’s elite catchers last season thanks to his offensive prowess and strong throwing arm. More...

Jun 18, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) celebrates his RBI-double in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive  Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
By Gordon Watkin On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

A Healthy Jason Kipnis Means Healthy Production For Tribe

The Indians star is in early whispers for an A.L MVP award.  Jason Kipnis is on an absolute tear right now, amassing 18 hits in his last 10 games boosting his average above .341 and his OBP above .400. It is no More...

Corey Kluber
By Gordon Watkin On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Bravo Corey Kluber

Kluber has transcended his season with 30 strikeouts in his last two starts. Corey Kluber is back, and it has hitters terrified. In my last piece involving Corey Kluber, I touched upon some of the inconsistencies More...

Corey Kluber
By Gordon Watkin On Sunday, May 10th, 2015

What Is Wrong With Corey Kluber?

Last year’s Cy Young award winner has been sporadic at best for the Tribe this season. Some Context Corey Kluber emerged as one of the premier pitching talents in Major League Baseball last season. Mixed within More...

Yadier Molina
By Gordon Watkin On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The Cream Of The Crop: Baseball’s Elite Organizations

B When you think excellence in professional baseball, you think of the phenomenally talented. Individuals such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio come to mind as do pitchers like Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton, More...

Colon, Lee and Sizemore
By Gordon Watkin On Friday, January 10th, 2014

Expos And Indians: A Lopsided Trade With Two Losers

The ghost of Expo’s past haunts the present Indians fans to this day. When the Montreal Expos and Cleveland Indians are mentioned in the same sentence, predominately it sounds destined for a tragedy to More...

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