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Teams are calling the Cleveland Indians about Yandy Diaz

Diaz is primed to be the next rookie to make his major-league debut. The Cleveland Indians have received “several” offers for versatile prospect Yandy Diaz, according to Terry Pluto . Also of note, Pluto states that the Indians see Diaz as a big-league ready hitter, which is what many of us thought as early as last season. Diaz, 25, has always been a patient hitter at the...
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Indians in Need of a Healthy Brantley in the Outfield

All things considered, it is amazing to think that the Cleveland Indians accomplished so much in 2016 and did so without the services of their one-time All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley. The 29-year-old outfielder had been a key driving force in the middle of the Indians lineup over the last several seasons, working his way around the lineup to a spot as the table setter for...

Tribe Fest Returns for Fifth Year and Lands at New Location

The fan favorite Tribe Fest returns again to Greater Cleveland for a fifth straight year on Saturday, January 28, 2017, to give Indians fans a glimmer of hope while battling the dreadful winter white. For the second straight year, the event will not take place at the Indians’ gem at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario due to ongoing construction at the service level of Progressive...

Today in Tribe History: December 9, 1941

Cleveland Indians star pitcher Bob Feller enlists in the Navy following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The 23-year-old Feller is the first Major Leaguer to enlist in military service, despite having a deferment as the sole support for his family. He is coming off of his third straight 20-win season in 1941, when he led the league in wins, games pitched, starts, shutouts...

Job Posting: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern Location: ClevelandDescription: To assist with virtually all facets of the Baseball Operations department while gaining exposure to the day-to-day operations of a Major League Baseball front office. The internship responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following, as outlined by department. Responsibilities...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians hire Harris as new Minor League director

The Indians have hired James Harris as the club's new farm director.
Via Indians.com
2 days ago

Indians add lefty Milner in Rule 5 Draft

The Indians selected lefty Hoby Milner with the 15th pick in the Rule 5 Draft. Cleveland grabbed Milner off the Triple-A roster of the Phillies and will bring the reliever to Spring Training with a chance to win a job in the Tribe's Opening Day bullpen.
Via Indians.com
2 days ago

Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Date set for Tribe Fest

Morning News and Notes, December 8, 2016 Two big Indians news items yesterday, neither of which came from the Winter Meetings. First, the Indians have set the date for Tribe Fest, a day of hope and fun in the midst of the bleakness of winter. Second, the playoff shares have been set and each player getting a full share gets to cash a check for a cool quarter million. Meanwhile, the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Win-now Indians stand out in AL Central

Looking to the future seems to be the sudden trend within the AL Central. The lone exception is the AL-champion Indians, who are built to win now and conceivably for the next several seasons.
Via Indians.com
3 days ago

The Indians could use several players from their rebuilding rivals

Don’t be afraid of intradivisional trades. According to ESPN’s transaction tracker, the the Cleveland Indians have made 46 trades since 2002. Give or take one or two. Of those, five have been with an AL Central team, pretty evenly spread around the division. Only the Tigers haven’t swapped for a Tribe player. Adding to that, The only player of real consequence that was moved...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Indians resign Mike Napoli?

After their remarkable season, the Cleveland Indians are set to return the majority of their players from last year’s team for the 2017 season. However, there are a few key players that haven’t yet been resigned by the team. One of these players is designated hitter/first baseman Mike Napoli. Although he has reportedly met with the Indians and a handful of other teams, it is...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Swain wins Fishel award for MLB public relations work

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Bart Swain of the Cleveland Indians has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues.The honor was presented Monday at the winter meetings.Swain has worked 25 seasons with the Indians, the past 22 as the main media contact for Indians players, managers, coaches and baseball operations.Swain has led the team's efforts for...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for Value: Chris Carter or Mike Napoli?

Perception is a funny thing. Sometimes what you’re getting and what you think you’re getting are two totally different things. On the contrary, sometimes you can get the same thing from an unlikely source as an established one. Consider the two players available on the free agent market, and their 2016 statistics: Player A: .222/.321/.499, .346 wOBA, 112 wRC+, 32 percent K rate...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians have considered signing Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion may have a new suitor. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Indians have checked in on Encarnacion. Sources: Cleveland has checked in on Edwin Encarnacion. Perfect fit as RH power in LH-heavy lineup. Question is: Would they spend the money? — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 5, 2016 On paper, Encarnacion would be a replacement for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Vizquel, Lindor, Shipley, Ryan, Mussina, more

Omar Vizquel will be on Hall of Fame ballots for the first time in 2017. In all likelihood, he’ll still be there when I become eligible to vote a few years later (This is my sixth year in the BBWAA, so I have four to go). The defensive whiz will receive some support, but his odds of reaching the 75% mark aren’t great. There’s a pretty decent chance he’ll eventually end up...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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