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Goodyear, Arizona, may be 2,000 miles removed from Progressive Field, but that hasnt stopped the Cleveland Indians from feeling the positive vibe from Cleveland.
Absolutely, bro, new signee Nick Swisher said. Weve been leading the charge.
Translation from Swisher-ese: The players are well aware that there are good feelings about the team as spring training winds down.
Spending more than 100 million in free agency and adding three position starters in Swisher, Michael Bourn and Mark Reynolds was a start. But the Indians were able in the offseason to re-tool a team that lost 94 games a year ago while still keeping some of their key players.
They could have easily with (Lonnie) Chisenhall and (Carlos) Santana and some guys on the mound, they could have easily just milled it around and thrown guys out there and see what transpired and seen how those guys turned out, said veteran Jason Giambi, brought in as a left-handed DH and clubhouse leader. But they decided not to. They decided ...
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Nick Swisher is ready to rock Cleveland. After four quietly terrific seasons in New York, Swisher is now taking his laughter and baseball delight to a dugout where he will be teamed up with old Yankee nemesis, Terry Francona. Swisher reminds me of cats--you either love him or hate him. The word, "douche" seems to come up a lot on Twitter from baseball fans and writers...
The fourth installment of my 2013 Cleveland Indians Key Player series will focus on Carlos Santana. After previously covering Justin Masterson, Lonnie Chisenhall, and Jason Kipnis, we’ll be discussing the Indians’ catcher and his importance to the upcoming season.
In the midst of a breakout minor league campaign, the Indians acquired Carlos Santana in the 2008 Casey Blake...
The Indians today announced that have released five players from their minor league contracts: shortstop Jairo Kelly, outfielder Chia-Ching Lin, outfielder Andrew Campbell, catcher Dwight Childs, and infielder Davis Stoneburner.
The first notebale release this spring is that of Jairo Kelly, a player that was signed in July of 2009 and came in as a high profile international signing...
The Indians made a couple more moves prior to Tuesday’s game, more or less finishing off some unfinished business over the weekend. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps were both re-signed after being released in recent days. The Indians did this to avoid paying the two a $100,000 retention bonus. Obviously, the players wouldn’t have signed the deal if there wasn’t a mutual...
Terry Francona has often described his managerial by saying he wants to put players in the best position possible to succeed.
Which sounds pretty esoteric.
It wouldnt seem smart to put guys in spots to fail (though it does happen).
But spend a few days with Francona in Goodyear and instances arise that demonstrate what the Indians new manager means. The examples relate to individuals...
The Cleveland Indians are funny guys. They’re a team chock full of personalities. It starts with manager Terry Francona and continues with newly-signed outfielder Nick Swisher, second baseman Jason Kipnis, catcher Carlos Santana. They have a good time.
Recently, they filmed a little commercial touting “TERRi” (after Francona) parodying the iPhone’s Siri. Like...
I’ll get to some actual predictions later this week, but today I thought I’d share with you some stat-lines I’ll be paying extra close attention throughout this year. Think of these as “leading indicators” for how successful each player’s season might be.
Michael Brantley’s On-Base Percentage – Given that he’s been in Cleveland since 2009, it’s pretty easy to...
Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s reunion with Terry Francona was short lived.
The Cleveland Indians released the right-handed pitcher on Sunday. Matsuzaka was signed to a minor league deal on Feb. 10.
Matsuzaka pitched in four games with the Indians during spring training. He allowed 10 hits in eight innings, but surrendered just two runs for a 2.25 ERA. He struck out three and allowed one...
The Cleveland Indians have told David Huff that he will not
make the team and will thus become a trade candidate this spring, according to
Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.
#Indians have told Ezequiel Carrera and David Huff, both out of options, that they won't make the club and they will try to trade them.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 25, 2013
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps are staying with the Cleveland Indians.
The pair agreed to minor league contracts on Tuesday after being released from their previous deals with Cleveland. The Indians used the moves to get around the provision in baseball's labor contract that requires a 100,000 retention bonus if a player is not released by Tuesday or...
The Cleveland Indians have formally agreed to terms with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka and relief pitcher Matt Capps.
The terms of the deal were unannounced, but both deals were of the minor league variety and both players will report to Triple-A Columbus after the close of big league camp.
Per Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, it appears that — despite the luxury...
The Cleveland Indians' farm teams took on the affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday in the eighth of 11 scheduled inter-organization preseason exhibition games. Trevor Bauer started for Columbus, T.J. House for Akron, Jacob Lee for Carolina and Luis DeJesus for Lake County, and Arthur has the details on how all of them did as well as several standout performances in the lineup.
Daisuke Matsuzaka made his final Cactus League start of the spring, working 5 1/3 strong innings in the Indians' 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Matsuzaka, who allowed two runs on five hits, will report to Triple-A Columbus when the Indians break camp. The Japanese right-hander is working his way back to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June...
When Disuke Matsuzaka, from here on in to be referred to as Dice-K, arrived in Boston in 2007 his expectations were sky high. People expected the "gyro" ball pitcher from Japan to be the Japanese version of Pedro Martinez from the Dominican Republic. The $100 million price tag, $50 for the rights to talk to him and $50 million over a 5 year deal made Dice-K the most expensive...
Daisuke Matsuzaka's bid to bounce back from injuries and poor performances may be over. The Cleveland Indians released the 32-year old pitcher yesterday. Matsuzaka was contemplating returning to pitch in Japan if he could not find Major League work. That might be his best option now.
The Indians today released RHP DIASUKE MATSUZAKA from his Minor League contract that...