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Indians Spring Training schedule and reporting dates

Winter might be headed in full force toward the beautiful north coast of Ohio, but the Cleveland Indians want to help you think warm thoughts, as they released their 2016 Spring Training schedule on Tuesday. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to officially report to Goodyear, Arizona, on February 17, and the full squad reports on February 21. The Indians begin their Spring schedule...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Soto a Name to Know in Tribe Bullpen Mix

Generally, a good bullpen has strength in its left-handed options. Last season, the Cleveland Indians dealt their most experienced southpaw, Marc Rzepczynski, to the San Diego Padres in a move at the deadline that helped the club in the outfield over the final two months of the season. The void in the ‘pen was noticeable, however, especially when the other primary lefty reliever...

Clint Frazier Finds Success & Questions in Arizona Fall League

For the third straight season, the Cleveland Indians Arizona Fall League affiliate has made it to the championship game and for the second time in three years, they have won it. This year, the team was the Scottsdale Scorpions and the players featured in particular were Clint Frazier, Yandy Diaz, Perci Garner, Antonio Romero, Grant Sides, Jeremy Lucas and Todd Hankins. We took a...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Top Ten Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 2015

For the past two days we have been taking a deep look into the top prospects for the Cleveland Indians and finally, we have reached the top (you can see 21 through 30 and 11 through 20 by clicking the links). Below follow the top ten currently in the system who have yet to see time in Cleveland. Prospects were voted on by Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Kevin Gall, Danny Cunningham...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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, Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin have also circulated through insiders’ twitter feeds for the past ten days. If the plentiful rumours were to contain merit, what type of deal...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Squeak By In Series Opener; Senators 2, Indians 1

June 2, 1948 The impressive scoreless streak of Cleveland starter Bob Lemon ended at 28 innings and the Washington Senators started the Indians’ 14-game road trip through the East Coast on the wrong foot, handing them a 2-1 loss on Wednesday. Lemon (7-3) was dealt a tough defeat on the night by the Nats, who had just five singles off of the Indians pitcher. He pitched another complete...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aguilar Fits Profile of Player Indians Need

Jesus Aguilar seems to be a perfect fit for the Cleveland Indians, as far as the team’s biggest needs go. Aguilar is a first baseman, who has played third base in the past. Along with outfield, those two spots just happen to be positions the Tribe is currently in the market to fill. Cleveland could also use a right-handed hitter with some pop in his bat. Aguilar would seem to fit...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach McAllister should be on Dodgers’ wishlist in any deal with Cleveland

While we’re all waiting for Gabe Kapler or Dave Roberts to be named manager (hopefully soon … this is dragging on), offseason moves await. Mike wrote about the Dodgers potentially landing a starting pitcher in a place other than the free agent market (and I agree with him) and cited one of the Cleveland starters or a guy like Shelby Miller from Atlanta. While landing a guy like...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 21-30

For the first time ever, Burning River Baseball is compiling a list of the top prospects in the Indians farm system. Many aspects were considered and all seven full and part time writers took place in the voting to decide the order and who was included. The writers participating were Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Kevin Gall, Danny Cunningham, John Hutchison, Caitlin Boron and Jennifer...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing possible Cleveland Indians infield targets: MLB Rumors

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Major League Baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Some of the offseason’s biggest free agents already have decided on their 2016 landing spots. The Cleveland Indians, coming off a disappointing 81-80 season, are expected to have a busy winter. But the Indians aren’t expected to make a big splash in free agency. Sure, the team could add a...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians seeking outfield upgrades

The Indians have been looking to bolster their outfield by any means possible ever since the trade deadline and things appear to be heating up again. Jon Morosi has been on top of these rumors from the beginning and he stirred the pot again yesterday with these two tweets: #BlueJays, #Dodgers, #Yankees among the teams to have at least preliminary trade talks with #Indians, sources...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Allen, Carlos Carrasco, & Where to Subtract in Cleveland

The Cleveland Indians finished in third place in the AL Central last season, but just 4.5 games behind the eventual World Series champion Royals. With a pitching staff fronted by Corey Kluber and a young talented infield headed by superprospect Francisco Lindor, the Indians are looking at 2016 as a chance to take the next step and make the playoffs for the first time since 2013...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Jose Ramirez injured in Dominican Winter League

Cleveland Indians utility infielder Jose Ramirez was involved in a scary collision on Wednesday while playing for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League. Ramirez was the first prospect to reach MLB from the Dominican Prospect League and has played in his native country’s offseason leagues to continue working on his game. On a play similar to the one that ended the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ Winter Blueprint: Cleveland Indians

2015 Summary The season began with an incredible sense of anticipation and intrigue as the Cleveland Indians were picked by Sports Illustrated to be the 2015 World Series Champion. Well, we all see how that worked out.  A season that some would say was plagued by injuries and unlucky plays would be described by me in one simple word, average: That is the word more than exemplified...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians’ Twitter team trolls fans hardcore

Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer The operators of the Cleveland Indians’ Twitter handle (@Indians) gave further evidence for why their franchise is terribly run.  Nevermind the fact that the Indians have not won a World Series since 1948 and have only won three American League pennants since then.  They trolled their fans hard on Wednesday.  You wouldn’t think it’d be smart...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley’s Shoulder in 2016

Michael Brantley hurt his shoulder in late September, diving for a ball in Minnesota. He took four games off, and then played two more times, and then called it quits, planning to spend the early offseason rehabbing the joint. He told’s Jordan Bastian that he hoped to avoid surgery and that the team had developed a three-week plan for him. Unfortunately, three weeks later...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley to miss 5-6 months with torn labrum

The Cleveland Indians were already looking for some outfield help this offseason, but things just got worse as their top hitter over the past two seasons, Michael Brantley, had right arthroscopic shoulder surgery today to repair a slight tear in his right labrum. NEWS: Michael Brantley had right shoulder surgery today. He’s expected to be ready for game activity in 5-6 months...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: I take a vitamin every day. It’s called a steak

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh laid out his approach to healthy living during his radio show Monday and not surprisingly it was … interesting. Discussing the keys to growth and health of the human body, Harbaugh addressed not only what his daily “vitamin” regimen involves but also his four “natural steroids,” one of which involves his aforementioned...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The best & worst moves by Mark Shapiro

It appears that comments made by Mark Shapiro to now former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos lead to him not accepting an offer of a multi-year extension. The report is that Shapiro chastised the current Toronto staff for letting so many prospects go in an effort to return to the playoffs in 2015. Of course, those moves did get them into the ALCS, while Shapiro’s Indians missed...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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