INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cleveland Indians non-tender Jeff Manship, offer contracts to eight others

Manship was the only arbitration-eligible player to not receive an offer. Jeff Manship was inexplicably incredible in 2015. However, a small sample size and a lengthy history of not being capable of holding an 0.92 ERA over a long stretch of games meant that his production probably would not stick around long. And it didn't. And now, after two years of service in the Imperial Indians...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians non-tender reliever Manship

The offseason is not only a time for clubs to search for external additions, but also to evaluate the escalating cost of the roster already in place. Right now, Cleveland's front office is weighing how to approach their nine players who are eligible for arbitration this winter.
Via Indians.com
14 hours ago

Indians Ink Kratz, Martinez to Minor League Deals

The Cleveland Indians announced on Thursday the addition of two free agents on minor league contracts with invites to spring training in February. Utility man Michael Martinez, who was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on November 23 after spending a chunk of the season and all of the playoffs on the Indians roster, will return to the organization for a third season. Catcher Erik Kratz...

Today in Tribe History: December 2, 1993

The Cleveland Indians ink a pair of veterans at the back end of their careers, signing first baseman/designated hitter Eddie Murray and starting pitcher Dennis Martinez to multi-year contracts. The 17-year veteran Murray will return to the American League after a two-year stay in the Big Apple with the New York Mets. He had spent his first 12 Major League seasons with the Baltimore...

Francona to miss Winter Meetings after hip surgery

MLB.com confirmed on Thursday night that Indians manager Terry Francona will miss the Winter Meetings while recovering from right hip surgery.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Indians Sign Michael Martinez, Erik Kratz To Minors Deals

The Indians announced on Thursday that they’ve signed re-signed infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez to a minor league deal and also added veteran backstop Erik Kratz on a minor league pact. Both players will be invited to Major League Spring Training. Martinez, 34, appeared in 59 games with Cleveland last year and batted .242/.265/.316 with a homer and four doubles in 99 plate...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Indians aim to supplement talented nucleus

With the Winter Meetings set to begin on Monday, the Indians are now evaluating how to upgrade a roster that will return mostly intact, and with the goal of winning one more playoff game than last season.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Indians Organization Brings Home Two More Awards

After a successful season on the field, two more members of the Cleveland Indians organization received recognition for their work throughout the 2016 season this week in separate announcements from Baseball America. President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti was announced on Tuesday as Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year by the publication. Akron RubberDucks manager...

Top 18 Prospects: Cleveland Indians

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Cleveland Indians farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco’s broken hand should have ended the Indians’ season, but it didn’t

The baseball world was deprived of seeing Carrasco’s greatness on a national level. Now that the dust has settled and emotions are mostly in check, it’s time to admit something that seems kind of backwards given how far into the postseason the Cleveland Indians went: Paul Hoynes wasn’t all that wrong to declare the Tribe dead after Carlos Carrasco broke his hand in September...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporcle Sunday: Name the 10 rookie catchers with the highest OPS+ in Indians history

No cheating! Thanks to a trade that never happened, the Cleveland Indians could have a phenomenal rookie catcher in the next few years. Francisco Mejia stole minor league headlines this season with a tremendous 50-game hitting streak, tied for the fourth-longest streak in MiLB history, split between the Low-A Lake County Captains and the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats. Mejia is still...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Minor League Preview: Cleveland Indians

It's been a big year for Cleveland sports, but that all takes a back seat to a big week for Cleveland here on Razzball. Earlier in the week Grey gave you his take on top prospect Bradley Zimmer, yesterday we gave you the latest edition of the prospect podcast where we went through the top prospects in the Indians system. Always one to beat a dead horse, today we go over Zimmer and...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Twitter devastated about Jose Ramirez's hairdo change

The luscious blond locks of Cleveland Indians infielder Jose Ramirez are gone. Ramirez posted an image of himself to Twitter on Saturday showing his reversion back to a normal, plebeian hairstyle. Back to basics pic.twitter.com/dzDoRfaxvM — Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) November 26, 2016 The Indians' official Twitter account definitely appeared to be less than thrilled to receive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Do We Vote for Manager of the Year So Early?

The results are in. Terry Francona is your American League Managers of the Year. Congratulations to him! He’s probably an excellent manager. I actually had a vote for the AL version of the award, and, well, I probably screwed it up. One part of the screw up was on me, and I’ll eat my crow. But here’s my excuse: I didn’t have the most important part of the year at my disposal...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer helped a fan do their math homework on Twitter

Trevor Bauer is known to have some fun on Twitter. Normally chiding other players and making baseball fun for everyone who watches. Turns out he was also paying attention in math class and capable if dispensing knowledge when needed. It started out simple enough. Bauer didn’t have to answer the initial tweet but after he did, it opened up the floodgates. Suddenly, the pressure...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer helps students with their math homework on Twitter

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is an educated man. He majored in mechanical engineering at UCLA. When Bauer isn’t pitching, he’s building drones and helping students with their math homework on Twitter. Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) helped someone on Twitter with their math homework on a Friday night. pic.twitter.com/4hOzUpHT9U — Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) November 12...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sheen: Indians ‘maybe’ lost W.S. over first pitch refusal

Charlie Sheen isn’t saying the Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series because he wasn’t allowed to throw out a ceremonial first pitch during the Fall Classic. On the other hand, he isn’t exactly ruling it out, either. The actor, perhaps best known for playing Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the “Major League” movies, was asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners showing interest in Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli returning to the AL West might not actually be the craziest timeline. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners are showing early interest in Napoli. Morosi also notes Napoli’s history with Mariners manager Scott Servais, who served as director of player development for the Texas Rangers during Napoli’s brief stint there....
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB to destroy Indians title gear, not donate to charity

A lot of time, money and work goes into creating championship gear for the two teams competing in the World Series. Major League Baseball itself wants the gear for the winning team immediately available to consumers as well as the players as soon as said team clinches the title. The same can be said in the NFL, NHL and NBA worlds. It had been common practice for these leagues to...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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