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INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Potential 25 Man Roster of the Future

We are ever closer to reducing to 25 men in camp as the most recent set of cuts brought the Indians to just 37 players left in Goodyear. There were definitely some surprises this time around as two players who were considered possibilities, Bruce Chen and C.C. Lee, were reassigned to minor league camp. There was also some disappointment for many fans as Francisco Lindor was also...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians prank Jose Ramirez, park his car at shortstop

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez should stop leaving his car keys in the hands of people he doesn’t trust. If not, he could find his BMW fielding a ground ball without a glove on. On Thursday morning, the Indians decided to prank Ramirez by parking his car in his office, essentially. It's a beautiful morning...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Mike Aviles Parks Shortstop Jose Ramirez’s SUV On Field

I’m game for a solid Spring Training prank. Let’s go to Indians camp where the boys are loose because Sports Illustrated already has them winning the World Series. This came from a member of the grounds crew.   Mike Aviles didn’t like how Jose Ramirez parked his car anywhere in the players lot so he stole the keys and moved it pic.twitter.com/isq8M9EXsJ — Danny Bunkers...
Via Busted Coverage
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon’s Breathtaking Waterfront Home Hits Market For $2.35M (Photos)

Johnny Damon might be an “idiot” in baseball circles, but he sure knew what he was doing when he bought his Windermere, Fla., home. The Los Angeles Times points out that Damon’s home in central Florida is on the market, and it comes with an asking price of $2.35 million. According to the Times, the former Major League Baseball player bought the house for $1.15 million in 2003...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year” headline, the cover also...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A tough decision on the Cleveland Indians final rotation spot

This team may have the most consistent year-to-year roster retention it has had in decades. Although there weren’t any major splashes in free agency, the Indians did not lose any of its foundation either and henceforth, look to be promising in the upcoming season. However, their lone pitching pickup, Gavin Floyd, has re-aggravated his elbow and will be out indefinitely. This...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians ranked 25th in terms of MLB franchise value

Good news if you’re an owner of a Major League Baseball team: Things have never been better! According to Forbes, the website and magazine for all things business, the average baseball team now worth a whopping $1.2 billion, 48% more than a year ago, the biggest year-over-year increase since they began tracking team values in 1998. With the New York Yankess and Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians have high hopes for their young pitching staff

It is crazy to see how things can change in a year. Coming off his greatest season in the big leagues, Tribe ace Corey Kluber will have the attention of every opponent he faces this season. No longer will the 28 year-old be able to sneak up on teams, nor will he get to face some of the opposing team’s weaker players. The right-handed pitcher will have to be ready for every team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Finding A Scorebook Number For Jason Kipnis

There is an impending dilemma the Indians front office will face at some point before the All-Star break this season. It’s one that 29 other clubs wish they had and while the Tribe’s decision makers aren’t complaining, they are embracing the difficult decision ahead: What to do with second-baseman Jason Kipnis when prospect Fransisco Lindor is called up. Here’s the situation...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time for Francisco Lindor in Cleveland

Last summer I stood on the field before the Eastern League All-Star Game and spoke with Francisco Lindor about his life, his development and his future with the Cleveland Indians. When I asked him if he received the call to the big leagues, if he felt he was ready, his answer was like most every thing he does; outstanding and far better than you would expect from a 21-year old. “If...

Lee Making Most of Right Place, is it His Right Time?

There is an advantage to being in the right place at the right time. For Indians right-handed reliever, C.C. Lee, he seems to be in the right place. Now, he has to make the most of his time and take advantage of an open role in the Tribe’s bullpen. With less than two weeks remaining in spring training, it appears Lee has the inside track on securing an Opening Day roster spot in...

Indians' Francona tells Swisher opening day unlikely

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Terry Francona acknowledged it was unlikely that Nick Swisher would be ready for opening day. And the Cleveland Indians' manager thinks that's just fine. ''We talked to Swish, today,'' Francona said Tuesday. ''We told him opening day is not the final deadline.'' Swisher has been making steady progress in his return from August surgery on both knees. The 34-year...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training: .@ClevelandJeff thank you for being rational haha people freak out about games that don't...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians defense no longer a comedy of errors

In simple terms, the 2014 Cleveland Indians defense was a comedy of errors. The laughs extended to several comically range-limited defenders as well as some unfortunate injuries at key positions. The defense was so poor that the Indians ranked in last place in both Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and in Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR). They were able to obtain second to last place in the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Look Out For TJ House In 2015

TJ House is everyone’s favorite breakout candidate for the 2015 season. The one team that seems to be often overlooked for a chance to not only win the AL Central, but go for a bit of a run in the post-season is the Cleveland Indians. They’ve added pieces to their offense like Brandon Moss, have one of the best young catchers in the game in Yan Gomes, and have an MVP type...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaw Sets Up Strong Returning Indians Bullpen

No pitcher in Major League Baseball made it into games more than Bryan Shaw did for the Cleveland Indians in 2014. For the 27-year-old reliever, it was a glowing recommendation of his value to Terry Francona that the Indians skipper could rely on Shaw whenever he made the call. And for what it is worth, Shaw proved his importance time and time again in each of his two seasons as...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: What ever happened to Matt LaPorta?

Matt LaPorta was once a top prospect in the Cleveland Indians organization with an extremely bright future. He reached the majors quickly after being acquired by the Tribe in 2008, but his Major League career was less than stellar. After parts of four disappointing seasons with the Indians, LaPorta’s baseball days now seem to be over. The Milwaukee Brewers selected LaPorta with...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels hit four triples in one inning vs Indians (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Angels hit four triples over five batters during the third inning of Friday's spring training game against Cleveland.Erick Aybar and C.J. Cron hit back-to-back triples with one out, while Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill hit back-to-back triples with two outs. All were hit against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who was rocked...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

3/20 Spring Training Recap & Second Cuts

For those Indians fans who didn’t feel it was necessary to stay up all night to watch a game featuring the likes of Jerry Sands and Michael Martinez that the Indians were losing by a lot early on, Burning River Baseball is here to help you out. Second Cuts To start, four more camp invitees saw themselves relegated to the minor leagues early today. Outfielders James Ramsey and...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Spring Training: Club Leaning on Francona for Optimism

  The Indians and the rest of Major League Baseball kicked off Spring Training just over two weeks ago, and there have already been developments in the clubhouse, and things that will affect the Tribe for the remainder of the season. After Gavin Floyd’s routine bullpen session earlier this week, Floyd stopped early due to some soreness in his right elbow. Team doctors had him...
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Cleveland Indians

When the Indians brought Terry Francona, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn on prior to the 2013 season it signified a changing of eras for the Tribe. Along with a core of Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes, the Indians have had winning seasons each of the past two seasons and look to improve upon those records in 2015. With most of the team under control through...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians prank Bauer after his terrible outing

  If you’re a pitcher who gives up back-to-back-to-back home runs, chances are you’ll be the butt of a few jokes in the clubhouse.   For Trever Bauer, that certainly was the case. The Cleveland Indians starter gave up consecutive solo shots to Chicago Cubs prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant in the fourth inning of their spring training matchup...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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