The View Beyond Pluto Cleveland Plain Dealer sports writer Terry Pluto and WKSU Morning Edition host Amanda Rabinowitz love to talk Northeast Ohio sports, usually much more than can fit into our regular Wednesday slot. Every week, catch up what more Amanda and Terry are talking about from the headlines and beyond in The View Beyond Pluto.
The View Beyond Pluto

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Cleveland Plain Dealer sports writer Terry Pluto and WKSU Morning Edition host Amanda Rabinowitz love to talk Northeast Ohio sports, usually much more than can fit into our regular Wednesday slot. Every week, catch up what more Amanda and Terry are talking about from the headlines and beyond in The View Beyond Pluto.

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The View Beyond Pluto: Browns Look Focused Despite Off Field Drama

The Cleveland Browns have just wrapped up their mandatory mini-camp and won't return to the field for another six weeks. Our commentator Terry Pluto says based on what he's seen, it's not going to be hard for fans to get excited this year. But there are plenty of off-the-field distractions as the new-look team tries to mesh. On the field Pluto says there's not a whole lot to learn from these off-season workouts. The team is practicing plays and drills without pads. But he says it can provide an

The View Beyond Pluto: Toronto's Big Gamble with Kawhi Leonard

The Toronto Raptors are making their first ever NBA Finals appearance against the Golden State Warriors. The series is tied 1-1 as of Tuesday. Our sports commentator Terry Pluto says the Raptors took a big gamble and made some sacrifices that ended up paying off. Trading a fan favorite The Raptors made some big moves last season. First, they fired "NBA Coach of the Year" Dwayne Casey after they were swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavs. Then, they traded one of their best and

The View Beyond Pluto: The LeBron James Roadblock is Finally Lifted for Toronto

For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors have made it to the NBA Finals. The team's biggest roadblock: LeBron James. The Cavs with James had beaten Toronto in the playoffs three straight years, including a sweep last year. But the door opened when James left the Eastern Conference to play for the L.A. Lakers. Now, The Raptors will take on the depfending champion Golden State Warriors in the Finals. Our commentator Terry Pluto says the Raptors are no longer "the little team

The View Beyond Pluto: The LeBron James Roadblock is Finally Lifted for Toronto

The View Beyond Pluto: Odell and the Revamped Browns Reunite for OTAs in Berea

The revamped Cleveland Browns are participating in OTA practices this week in Berea with new star wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. in attendance.

The View Beyond Pluto: Odell and the Revamped Browns Reunite for OTAs in Berea

The View From Pluto: Draft Day Pressure is Off the Browns for Once

When the NFL draft begins Thursday it will be different for the Cleveland Browns. Typically, the draft is full of both excitement and anxiety for Browns fans used to losing seasons and a carousel of quarterbacks, coaches and general managers. But this year, WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto thinks the Browns look more like a team headed for the playoffs than the bottom of the league. That means a lot of pressure is off the team come draft day.

The View Beyond Pluto: Toning Down the Hype Surrounding the Browns

A wave of emotions washed over the Cleveland Browns and their fans this week after the team introduced star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants last month. The press conference Monday electrified the kick off of the Browns offseason workouts. But WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the hype may be premature. A strong team asset, when he's healthy Pluto says Beckham Jr. is a steal for the team, but only if he can stay healthy. "Odell

The View Beyond Pluto: Why the Indians Needed to Cut Payroll

As the Indians get close to wrapping up spring training, our sports commentator Terry Pluto caught up with team owner Paul Dolan to talk business. The team has steadily increased payroll from $49 million in 2011 to $135 million in 2018. Pluto says for 2019, the payroll will be around $120 million. "Dolan says for the last several years they've been deficit spending. And if you look at how the Indians spent compared to Kansas City, Pittsburgh or Cincinnati, or other teams in their market size,

The View Beyond Pluto: The Many Questions Surrounding the Indians Lineup

The Cleveland Indians have had quite the offseason, from free agents departing to players recovering from injuries. Our commentator Terry Pluto is in Goodyear, Arizona this week with the team for spring training, and he says there's still a lot of unanswered questions about the lineup for this season. Pluto says he usually heads to training knowing what the Indians' roster is, but this year is a bit different; it's still a mystery as to who the outfielders will be. What about the outfield? "They

The View Beyond Pluto: The Many Questions Surrounding the Indians Lineup

The View Beyond Pluto: Why Kevin Love Matters

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a very rough season — they're the third worst team in the NBA. But recently, they have garnered a few wins. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto explained what changed and how it bodes well for the future. After former Cavs player LeBron James left for the L.A. Lakers in July, the team had one veteran who the players could lean on: forward Kevin Love. "The games we've seen lately ... it's like when he's on the floor, they outscore the opponents by 12 points, 10

The View Beyond Pluto: Why Trevor Bauer's 1-Year Contract Plan Could Be Bad for Baseball

Cleveland Indians star pitcher Trevor Bauer has been making headlines in the past week. For the second year, Bauer went to arbitration over his contract. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says one thing that came out of the hearing is Bauer's declaration that he will seek one-year contracts for the rest of his career. Pluto says that's bad for the game. In an arbitration hearing, a player's representatives make the case why the player should be paid what he's asking, and then the ball club's

The View Beyond Pluto: Why Trevor Bauer's 1-Year Contract Plan Could Be Bad for Baseball

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