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INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

2015 ZiPS Projections

Last week the ZiPS projections for the 2015 Indians were released on Fangraphs.com. Overall, these projections do not vary much from the Steamer or Bill James projections we featured over the course of the last few weeks. Here’s what ZiPS has predicted for the Tribe’s hitters. Player PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB ISO AVG OBP SLG OPS+ zWAR Yan Gomes 470 58 117 24 3 17 64 1 .186 .269...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians Should Lock Up Corey Kluber Now

Corey Kluber was masterful in 2014, winning the AL Cy Young award The 2014 AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber was simply masterful for the Cleveland Indians in 2014 and gives the Indians a true ace for the first time since having C.C Sabathia and Cliff Lee. The Indians received solid years from Justin Masterson but he was not a legitimate ace. Corey Kluber is an ace and the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Cleveland Indians ZiPS projections have arrived

We’re a few days late on this, but given all of the Tribe talk today, I’m reminded that the ZiPS projections, courtesy of Dan Szymborski over at Baseball Think Factory, for the 2015 Cleveland Indians. With a few key players coming off of disappointing seasons, some other players exceeding expectations, and a few new acquisitions to analyze, highlighting the projections, which...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians showing interest in outfielder Nolan Reimold

The Cleveland Indians have a pretty crowded outfield picture entering the 2015 season. But rumors circulated at the end of last week about their interest in yet another guy to add to the organizational depth. MASN’s Rich Kubatko tweeted on Friday that Cleveland is interested in signing free agent outfielder Nolan Reimold, the former long-time Baltimore Oriole. Reimold, 31, was...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time for Tribe to Bring Red Jerseys out of Closet

This weekend the Cleveland Indians kicked off the 2015 season with their TribeFest, a two-day interactive experience between the team and fans before starting spring training in just over two weeks. The weekend provides three sessions, full of activities for all ages and is a perfect to get through the winter doldrums. Over 8,000 fans walked the concourse participating in social...

Cleveland Indians: Don’t Sleep On Them Again

This offseason, the AL Central has been one of the most active divisions, from the White Sox making serious moves towards contention, to the Indians working with a limited budget, or the Royals taking chances on a few comeback candidates, and the Twins continuing to invest in starting pitching. Out of all the teams in this crowded division, the Cleveland Indians stand out for a playoff...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Fest Provides Fans Relief From Winter Doldrums

A little bit of cold in the air, construction work all around, and plenty of snow covering the field at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario could not keep the legions of baseball fans in Cleveland from coming to the Indians’ home on Saturday to celebrate life as a Tribe fan. The third annual Tribe Fest is well under way, with the Friday night VIP session and two of the three weekend...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Statues, bobbleheads and jerseys galore: Indians release 2015 promotional schedule

With Opening Day less than 80 days away, the Cleveland Indians have outfitted fans with a wish list of sorts thanks to the release of their 2015 Promotional Schedule. This year will feature 18 different promotional items including five replica jerseys, four bobbleheads and a Larry Doby replica statue. In addition to celebrating the current roster, the team will also pay homage to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians announce 2015 promotional schedule

Cleveland, OH--The Cleveland Indians have released the team's 2015 promotional schedule, which features 18 promotional items including five replica jerseys, four bobbleheads and a Larry Doby replica statue. The Indians are excited to celebrate the roster's young stars, with bobbleheads featuring Corey Kluber and his 2014 Cy Young award (June 6, courtesy of Sugardale), All-Star and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Moss looks forward to being part of Indians' lineup

CLEVELAND -- Brandon Moss got to meet most of his new teammates for the first time on Friday as most of the Indians are in town for Tribe Fest this weekend. Moss was acquired from the Athletics on Dec. 8 and wasn't surprised about the trade since it was widely rumored and discussed for five days. Moss got the call that he was traded to Cleveland while undergoing rehab from hip surgery...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Should Still Be In Good Spot Despite Quiet Winter

This has been a quiet off season for the Cleveland Indians. Even quieter than many others in the past. In the Tribe’s two biggest moves, the team added a pair of talented players both coming off seasons marred by injury. If starting pitcher Gavin Floyd and power hitting first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss can each remain healthy, the Indians have upgraded themselves tremendously...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher healthy and ready for the 2015 season

CLEVELAND -- After experiencing the most humbling and frustrating season of his career, Nick Swisher looks like he has come through everything in a better state of health and mind. Five months after having surgery on both knees, Swisher on Friday said that he has lost 15 pounds and hasn't felt this great since his junior year at Ohio State. How good? "I feel pretty (bleeping) good...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Indians Bullpens

Do to the success of the Indians bullpen in recent seasons, the subject of the greatest Tribe relief corps of all time has been brought up on multiple occasions. Now, we are making it official with the list of the top ten bullpens in Cleveland Indians history. Because bullpens vary in size, only the top six pitchers from each group are included in the analysis. In addition, because...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steamer Projections for the 2015 Indians

A few days ago we took a look at Bill James’ projections for the 2015 Indians and today we will examine the Steamer projections for another look at the Indians’ predicted success. Below are the projections for the Indians’ hitters in 2015, these are condensed a bit for brevity’s sake, you can check out the full projections here. Name AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SB AVG OBP SLG...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #122: Brandon Moss | 1B/OF | CLE

Most people will probably remember Brandon Moss’ 2014 season in two ways: Terrible second-half slump Two-homer wild card game, seemingly out of nowhere On the surface that’s a fair assessment of how his season went, but it’s also incomplete. A quick look at Moss’ end-of-season stats — .234, 25 HR, 81 RBI — shows a considerable amount of pop, but imagine how awesome...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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