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Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from Thursday, March 27. The topics include:
Whether Carlos Santana‘s value is any different playing at third base compared to catcher
How Alfredo Simon’s conversion will go from reliever to starter
Will Yasiel Puig’s attitude get start to eat into his playing time
The chances Jake Marisnick can eventually overtake Marcel Ozuna in the Marlin’s outfield
Some dark horse players that might surpass 30 HR in 2014
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With a new season upon us, it is once again time for me to rank Cleveland's roster from bottom to top. Many of the names are familiar from last year's 92-win playoff season, but there is some new blood (and a noticeable lack of Chris Perez).
Today includes players ranked #25 to #13, which means a lot of players projected to receive less playing time (see: relievers and bench...
The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Indians pitcher Blake Wood was working into the seventh inning of a spring training game against the Reds this past Monday when manager Terry Francona came out to the mound for a pitching change. However, Tito had another reason for the mound visit—to let the 28-year-old Wood know he had made the team.
“When I went to take him out, (catcher Luke) Carlin was coming and I told...
The Cleveland Indians have secured another young cornerstone player for several years to come.
On Saturday evening, the Indians reached an agreement on a 6-year, $23 million extension with catcher Yan Gomes, according to multiple sources and media reports. Fox Sports was first to report the deal.
The deal will buy out three years of arbitration and Gomes’ first year of eligible...
There are a variety of ways in which players have found out they have made an Opening Day roster for the first time. Not many though have found out like Indians pitcher Blake Wood.
It was during a pitching change in the seventh inning of Monday's spring training game against the Reds that the 28-year-old right-hander found out he earned a spot.
"When I went to take him...
The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the ... Read More
This was a cool moment and classic Tito. He tells Blake Wood that he made club as he takes him out a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/XKHVLA875F
— Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) March 28, 2014
The Player Power Rankings are back, giving order to the Indians 25 man roster. There have been few changes to last year’s roster so the changes in order have more to do with the increased expectations going into 2014 than anything else. Included in this list will be the players rank from 2013.
1. Jason Kipnis (2013 Final Rank: 1) Spring Stats: .353/.441/.510 in 51 AB, 11 RBI
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported this evening that the Indians have locked up their surprise young backstop Yan Gomes for the foreseeable future. The deal is a reported six years and worth $23 million. The deal includes two club options that could keep the Yanimal in a Cleveland uniform into his mid-thirties. This contract, per Jon Heyman, marks the largest given to a catcher...
I’ll never forget the summer of 1995. I was 13 years old, just about to enter the eighth grade and in love with the Cleveland Indians. But I wasn’t just some fair-weather fan. In my mind, I had dealt with ... Read More
The Indians place starting first baseman Russell Branyan on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his lower back. Matt LaPorta will fill in for him in the interim. Branyan will play in just 52 games for the Tribe this ... Read More
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Random thoughts and musings as we reach the end of spring training and a two-week stay in Arizona in a little something I will do throughout the season called The Lineup Card:
Leading Off -- Spring's Most Outstanding Player, Part I
Fresh off a team-leading .284 average last season and a four-year contract extension, Michael Brantley hit .522 in spring training...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland's Corey Kluber had a strong final spring outing; Arizona's Wade Miley, not so good.
It’s Friday so that mean’s it’s my time with WWW. Just wanted to plug the podcast first before I start though. It was a good week of podcasts, so please make sure you check them out.
Forbes estimates the Cleveland Indians are worth $570 million. The one thing that many fans forget when talking about the economics of baseball – particularly in a town like Cleveland – is...