Found December 01, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels
Chicago White Sox
The Cleveland Indians are looking to rebuild this offseason, as new manager Terry Francona will be dealing with a roster that could be completely overhauled this Winter. Many expect the Indians to look to trade outfielder Shin-Soo Choo as he enters the final year of his contract, but Choo may just be the start of a busy offseason featuring many trades by the Indians.
Also thought to be available is closer Chris Perez, who mouthed off on multiple occasions during the 2012 season, meaning he is a strong candidate who could be moved. The Indians may also move shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera if a team is willing to overpay, and could also move starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the highest bidder.
Cleveland is expected to wait and see how the chips fall in terms of free agent signings over the next few weeks, especially once the Winter GM meetings begin this week. For teams who fail to sign Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and other outfielders, Choo suddenly becomes a rather att...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With baseball’s winter meetings about to begin, ESPN’s Jayson Stark took a survey of MLB executives, agents, and scouts about some of the bigger headlines that may come out of the meetings. In it, four of the seventeen label Asdrubal Cabrera as the “most likely to get traded”, garnering the second most votes behind Rays pitcher James Shields. Two of those surveyed also said...
The Cleveland Indians have decided to non-tender third baseman Jack Hannahan. Hannahan, who was Cleveland’s primary third baseman for the past two seasons, was the only one of the eight Indians eligible for arbitration to be non-tendered. GM Chris Antonetti did say there is interest in bringing him back via free agency. Hannahan, 32, hit .244/.312/.341 last year with 4 homers and...
The Cleveland Indians just non-tendered Jack Hannahan, Rafael Perez, and Chris Seddon on Friday, but that doesn't mean the Indians don't want them at all. The team is interested in re-signing all three. However, when a player is non-tendered, they are free to sign elsewhere and the Indians no longer have priority.
According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain...
Right-hander Blake Wood and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $560,000, one-year contract, a raise of $58,000.
Wood was claimed off waivers from Kansas City on Nov. 2. The 27-year-old had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in May and missed the entire season.
Wood, drafted by the Royals in 2006, spent two seasons in the Kansas City bullpen and appeared in 106 games. He had...
MLB.com is reporting that the Cleveland Indians 26 year old right-hander Corey Kluber underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Friday. The Indians say the surgery went well and Kluber is expected to be ready for spring training.
The Birmingham, Alabama native made 12 starts for Cleveland in 2012, compiling a 2-5 record over 63 innings. He is penciled...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians avoided arbitration by signing pitcher Blake Wood to a one-year contract for next season.
The club claimed the right-hander off waivers from Kansas City on Nov. 2. The 27-year-old had Tommy John surgery in May and missed last season.
Wood, drafted by the Royals in 2006, spent two seasons in the Kansas City bullpen and appeared in 106 games. He had a...
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has claimed infielder Mike McDade off outright waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
McDade, 23, spent the 2012 season between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas where he hit a combined .285 (128-449) with 19 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs and 67 runs batted in in 118 games between the two stops (.360OB/.445SLG/.806OPS...
The designated hitter was the most recent significant rule change in baseball, occuring in 1973. Because of this there are only 39 seasons of designated hitters to evaluate. Over those years, the Indians have only had two long term DHs, making this the least impressive of every top ten positional list. The rankings from 3-10 are players who have played between one and three years...
Every Red Sox has their own earliest moment that got them hooked on the team forever. NESN’s Jamie Erdahl talked to one fan that said that Red Sox radio broadcasts used to put her to sleep as a baby in her crib. The team his hoping this year’s games are a little more exciting.
One team Red Sox fans may already be pumped up for is the Cleveland Indians, who come to town on May...
The Cleveland Indians' starting catcher, Carlos Santana, is working on staying sharp in the Dominican Winter League. He is playing for Leones del Escogido. He was involved in a minor scare yesterday when he had to be removed from the game.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, it was for precautionary reasons. He should be fine.
Carlos Santana fouled a ball off his...
Could someone actually be interested in Indians’ starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez? The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Bill Center says yes. His article today states that the Padres might have interest in Ubaldo because of his durability over the past few seasons.
“Acquiring Jimenez would take a trade with Cleveland. And the Indians seem ready to discuss a trade involving Jimenez...
by: Parker Perry
Time is ticking down at an incredibly fast pace for the Cincinnati Reds in their pursuit for a replacement for Drew Stubbs.
B.J. Upton has signed with the Atlanta Braves, Denard Span is also playing in the National League East with the Washington Nationals, and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the Colorado Rockies are no where close...
John Kruk is following Bobby Valentine and Terry Francona into ESPN's Sunday night baseball booth.
Is he going to emulate them and wind up managing a major league team in 2014?
''I think that is why they are putting me in the booth,'' Kruk said before adding: ''Ain't no chance of that happening.''
A member of ESPN's studio team since...