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Waiting For Next Year:
We are off and running! Congratulations to ThatAlex who was randomly selected in yesterday’s giveaway. He’ll be going to see the Cavs and Lakers next week (hopefully in his new WFNY shirt!) Thanks to all for using the proper format as well, just makes it a little easier on me. As always, feel free to comment on each others’ answers. Love seeing the discussion.
Just a reminder how the giveaway works. For the next 11 weekdays we will give away a Cleveland themed prize. To enter, you need only to respond in the comment section in the appropriate manner. The winner each day will be randomly selected and notified by email. (Which means you better make sure that the email address you use to comment here is a legit one.) I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. We’ll do our best with the things we have in hand. Only one member of a household can enter each day, and only one winner per household during the length of this contest. Just spreading the love around.
Let’s get to today’s contest...
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The Cleveland Indians hired Terry Francona to take over a young team with playoff aspirations in 2013. Could the Indians sign Kevin Youkilis as a veteran infielder and reunite him with his former manager with the Boston Red Sox? It may make sense on multiple fronts.
Youkilis is the not the same player he was when he and Francona were winning World Series championships in Boston....
Johnny Damon isn’t quite ready to retire.
After 18 years in the majors that included stints with the Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Indians, the 39-year-old told The Boston Globe that he would be open to playing in the 2013 season.
“I liked being home last season with my kids,” Damon said while attending David Ortiz‘ golf tournament. “But I’m in...
This week at Winter Meetings, Ron Washington got a pop quiz.
“Four other members of your 1988 club are now current Major League managers, just like you. Can you name them?”
The Rangers skipper, approached with this informal test by MLB.com, thought for a moment. “Terry Francona,” he said. Francona, the new leader of the Indians, hit .311 in 62 games that season, primarily...
If the Cleveland Indians move shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Arizona Diamondbacks, it would reportedly be a part of a four-team blockbuster trades involving multiple moving pieces, but at this stage is unlikely to happen at this point.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal helps clear the muddy waters by saying that in addition to the Tribe and D-Backs, the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners...
The Cleveland Indians could be in the best position to land free agent outfielder Nick Swisher.
Duelling with the Texas Rangers, ESPN’s Buster Olney states that Swisher’s decision will rest solely on the situation he prefers; the Indians will offer Swisher everyday playing time while the Rangers, hot in pursuit of Arizona’s Justin Upton, would have to juggle playing time between...
The Major League phase of baseball’s Rule 5 draft was just completed. For those who aren’t familiar with it, it works this way, per MLBTradeRumors.com:
Players are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft if they aren’t on the 40-man roster four or five years after signing, depending on the age at which they signed. Teams draft in the reverse order of the previous season’s standings...
In 2012, Asdrubal Cabrera had an average year. He hit .270/.338/.423 with 16 HRs and 68 RBIs. He made his second straight career All-Star Game appearanc. He committed 19 errors, perhaps a little much for a team’s starting shortstop, but not awful. His fielding percentage was his career worst by a point at .971.
Now during this off-season, the Cleveland Indians think it’s a good...
The Cleveland Indians continue to target free agent
outfielder Nick Swisher, who’s market could be shifting, according to Jim
Bowden of ESPN, and corner infielder Kevin Youkilis, reports Terry Pluto of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Indians hoping to sign Nick Swisher for 4yrs $48-$50m...but market shift has him looking for 4yrs $60m
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December...