Indians notes on a rainy Monday

CLEVELAND -- There are some things that Terry Francona can take exception with players for, but being aggressive is not on that list. Such was the case with Yan Gomes' errant throw to second during the third inning of Sunday’s 10-7 loss to Minnesota.  With another day to look back on the play, Francona chalked it up to a combination of being aggressive and some inexperience...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Bench Squad Taking Shape on Indians Roster

Last year the Indians bench, nicknamed the Goon Squad, became famous for their ability to step in for a regular starter and produce just as well as the player he was replacing. With Yan Gomes graduating from goon to starter ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Goes Long With Yan Gomes

Eighteen months ago, Yan Gomes was considered the “other guy” in the deal where Cleveland strengthened its infield depth and added Mike Aviles. Cleveland made the move for Aviles after going through myriad replacements at shortstop in 2012, when Asdrubal Cabrera was injured or needed a day off. The move was also made to beef […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes' first Opening Day made more special with extension

 OAKLAND --€“ Yan Gomes' first Opening Day on a Major League roster was already going to be a special day, but what happened on Monday might have a hard time being matched by many.  Gomes' six-year extension worth $23 million was made official before the game against Oakland. The sides agreed to terms over the weekend when the Indians were in San Diego for a two-game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Yan Gomes to 6-year, $23 million extension

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...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes Excited for New Role

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?
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes no longer a 'Goon'?

Last season, the Indians' bench players went above and beyond what was expected of them on the field. They made a name for themselves as the team's super-subs and quickly became fan favorites. In the dugout, having to spend a lot of time together on the Tribe's bench, the group bonded and eventually dubbed themselves the 'Goon Squad' - an instant hit with fans...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Key Players: Yan Gomes

My 2014 Cleveland Indians key player series continues with Yan Gomes. The first edition featured an in-depth look into Danny Salazar and his importance to the team in 2014. Coming over with Mike Aviles in an offseason trade in 2012 that shipped Esmil Rogers to Toronto; Gomes entered camp last year mostly as an unknown. Reports had been that he struggled defensively behind...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Yan Gomes will be Indians every day catcher in 2014

Yan Gomes played in 88 games for the Indians in 2013 and that number looks to go way up in 2014 according to Indians manager Terry Francona. Francona made an appearance on 92.3 the Fan’s afternoon show with Adam the Bull and Dustin Fox to talk about winning the A.L. Manager of the Year award. Indians Manager Terry Francona just told us that Yan Gomes will be the Indians everyday...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Yan Gomes and Lou Marson dynamic

With about three weeks left until spring training one of the more interesting battles to watch will be the backup catcher position. For the last three years that’s a role that has been held by Lou Marson, but after the November trade that brought Yan Gomes into the fold it’s clear that the Indians intend to create competition for the job this spring. Michael Goodman breaks down...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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