MICHAEL BRANTLEY RUMORS

Brantley, Murphy help Indians end three-game losing streak

CLEVELAND --€“ With the Indians offense struggling for most of the season, the two players who have managed to perform well helped the Tribe end a three-game losing streak on Sunday.  Michael Brantley had two hits with two RBI and David Murphy's three-run double in the sixth ended up being the difference as the Indians hung on for a 6-4 win over Toronto at Progressive Field...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

4/20 Recap: Blue Jays 4 – Indians 6

Player of the Game Michael Brantley provided most of the scoring for the Tribe today including the first run of the game on a solo home run and the game tying run in the sixth inning when he scored on David Murphy’s double. In addition, Brantley had an RBI double in the fourth to keep the game within reach. Brantley’s final POG score was 6.25 as he becomes the first player in...
Via Burning River Baseball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s fan’s failed quest for souvenir ball results in concrete facial (GIF)

The lengths baseball fans are willing to go simply to get the chance at securing a souvenir ball can be mind-boggling. Take this Oakland A’s fan, for instance. During Oakland’s game against Cleveland on Wednesday, Indians outfield Michael Brantley fouled off a pitch back up and over a bit behind home plate. The fan so […] The post A’s fan’s failed quest for souvenir ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Home plate rule part of Indians first experience with replay

OAKLAND -- Michael Brantley understands there is a lot of gray area when it comes to the new rule on home plate collisions. The Indians got caught up in it during the sixth inning of Monday's opener at Oakland. With one out in the inning and runners at second and third, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a ball that bounced off Sonny Gray's leg. Gray quickly recovered and threw the ball...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bringing Consistency and Calmness to the Field, Brantley Looks to Build On Past Accomplishments

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielders To Target, 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Ahoy, all of youse that are apathetic about Michael Brantley, what follows is a one long love letter to said player, because, really, someone has to! I hide my Brantley love in a bunch of other players, but you can't throw a puppy without hitting a 10 homer, 20 steal outfielder. There's more than ten guys on this list (eleven), and I'd draft all of them, and have already...
Via Razzball
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Orbiting Cleveland: A look at Brantley's extension

We have long heard of how small-market teams operate on a different playing field. Almost every move made carries additional risk. The end game is a chance at greater reward. The Cleveland Indians made such a move this past week when they locked up outfielder Michael Brantley to a multi-year deal. The contract covers Brantley's three arbitration-eligible seasons as well as...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians officially ink OF Michael Brantley to long-term deal

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed outfielder Michael Brantley to a four-year contract with a club option for the 2018 campaign. Brantley, 26, has spent his entire five-year Major League career with the Cleveland Indians since being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers following the 2008 season. The Port St. Lucie native has been a member of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley gets four-year extension from Indians

getty The Cleveland Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley have reached a four-year extension. Brantley, 26, will get $25 million over the next four seasons while the club will have a $11 million option for 2018. Brantley's deal is done. Four years for $25 million with an $11 million club option. AAV of deal is $6.25 million a year. #Indians. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) February...
Via Tireball.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians reach 4-year deal with Michael Brantley

The Cleveland Indians will avoid arbitration with one of their three remaining arbitration-eligible players, agreeing to terms with outfielder Michael Brantley, on a four-year contract worth $25 million. The deal also includes an $11 million club option. The agreement means Brantley will remain a Cleveland Indian through his three remaining arbitration-eligible years and first year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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