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The Indians left baseball’s Winter Meetings in Nashville last week empty handed, but they were about as active as any team there. Many were disappointed by the Tribe’s closing abilities, but one thing you can say – they were far from dormant. For so many years, the Winter Meetings meant little to the apathetic fan base. Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti were there, essentially in spirit. But not this year.
With new manager, the credible and well like Terry Francona in tow, the Tribe was right in the center of the action. They went after Shane Victorino but finished as the bridesmaid to Boston. They were involved in several trade rumors, including three and four teams deals. They talked to many free agents, including one of the top pieces on the market, Nick Swisher, and other name players including Kevin Youkilis.
Last night, while still waiting to hear from Youkilis, the Indians decided they would go in another direction and nab themselves a power hitting first baseman. Mark Reynold...
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Those looking for the Cleveland Indians to sign a free agent slugger can look no further as they have reportedly closed in on signing corner infielder Mark Reynolds to a one-year deal worth $6 million.
Reynolds, 29, hit .221/.335/.429 with 23 home runs and 69 runs batted in through 135 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season. When he plays a full season, the right-handed slugger...
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Mark Reynolds has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians for $6 million.
This was also reported by the Baltimore Sun last night.
Should we be devastated? Not really. Reynolds seemed to be a good guy, play hard and played some very good first base after being moved from third; however, the Orioles didn’t seem to want him...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians entered the offseason searching for a right-handed power hitter to bolster their lineup. After striking out at last week's winter meetings, they may have finally connected.
A person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday night the Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Mark Reynolds. The person spoke on...
Some teams operate on parallel tracks. The Indians seem to be operating on divergent paths.
On one hand, they’re talking about trading players such as shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, right fielder Shin-Soo Choo and right-hander Justin Masterson.
On the other hand, they made a $44 million offer for free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino, and are now bidding competitively for...
The Slugger is not done. “I’m not retired” is what Jim Thome told CSNPhilly recently. Whether there is a market for the 42-year-old remains to be seen.
“If someone wants me to play, I’d consider it for sure. I feel good. If I didn’t feel good, I wouldn’t even consider it. But I feel good. I’d like to play.”
Last season Thome hit .252/.344/.442 with eight homers...
Imagine being a Cleveland Indians fan over the past five years. Five years ago the Indians had C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee in their rotation. They traded both away for prospects, but it is hard to see what they got in return. These things happen and when they happen you find a team adrift on a sea to nowhere. It’s not that the Indians are terrible per se. If they were terrible...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians completed a deal that will send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds. He adds that Jason Donald is also headed to Cincinnati.
Earlier today, we learned that the teams were discussing a trade involving the Choo. The outfielder, who is a free-agent after the season, hit .283/.373/.441 with 16 home runs...
How was your weekend? I bet you ordered a pizza, forced yourself to watch the Army-Navy game on Saturday, got drunk and struck out at the bar. Enter Irina Shayk. She had to remind the world how much better her life is than ours and spent Friday and Saturday catching some rays in Miami Beach.
Who’s got it better than Irina? We’ll tell you who…the guy who is walking hand in hand...
From the NY Daily News:
The Yankees could have an answer to their third-base problem shortly and the possibility it’ll be Kevin Youkilis may have gained steam Sunday night when Mark Reynolds reportedly agreed to a deal with the Indians.
Cleveland was viewed as the Yankees’ biggest competition for Youkilis. But CBSsports.com, which first reported Reynolds’ agreement and...
The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder-outfielder Jason Donald to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Drew Stubbs.
The deal came Tuesday night. The Indians are working on other deals, including one that could include shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
Choo, who has been Cleveland's primary right fielder for the Indians since 2006, will likely play...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired pitcher Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal involving nine players.
Center fielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the trade announced Tuesday night.
In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3...
The Reds and Indians are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and another piece to the Reds for Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius , Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports.
The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as their leadoff man, but he has little experience in center field as he has logged only 10 games there.
Choo who is a free-agent after the...
While many free agents are getting calls from big league teams there’s one guy that’s not and that’s veteran slugger Jim Thome. Thome played 2012 as a reserve for the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles, hitting eight homers and batting .252 over 163 at-bats. So why haven’t they been calling, is he retired? In an interview with Jim Salisbury of Comcast SportsNet...
The Reds are on the verge of a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians that would bring outfielder Shin-soo Choo and utility infielder Jason Donald to Cincinnati in exchange for CF Drew Stubbs and shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius.Choo will be a free agent after the 2013 season and will make roughly $7.5 million via arbitration this coming season. So, it's a one-year rental...
The Indians may have eliminated themselves from the Kevin Youkilis race with their latest signing.
Mark Reynolds agreed to a one-year contract with Cleveland worth $6 million, plus another $1.5 million in incentives, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. Reynolds will likely play first base for the Indians, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, though they’re moving forward...