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INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Re-Bourn or Re-Injured?

Is 2015 finally the season where Cleveland gets a healthy Michael Bourn? During the first half of his four year contract that he signed prior to the 2013 season, Bourn has been nothing short of disappointing. The upside of the former All-Star probably still remains, as Bourn has sporadically shown flashes of his former brilliance. Injuries, however, have led to inconsistent performances...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Whatever happened to Grady Sizemore?

Remember how exciting of a player Grady Sizemore used to be? If you’re a Cleveland Indians fan, you likely do. Even if you’re not, you might remember Sizemore as being one of the best all-around youngsters in the game at one time. Sizemore did everything well, playing center field better than most and swinging a productive bat to go along with deadly speed. Unfortunately, injuries...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zach McAllister’s Attempt at the Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco is probably not the first to pull off the Carlos Carrasco, so perhaps I shouldn’t be terming it as such, but, recency wins over everything. Carrasco, for quite some time, was a frustrating and incomplete potential starting pitcher. Early last year, he worked out of the Indians’ rotation. He was subsequently moved to […]
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

Jimmy Kimmel made it popular for celebrities and athletes to read negative tweets about themselves, so MLB.com decided to do the same. Cleveland Indians players read off tweets about themselves, and most of them were not very nice. On the other hand, the reactions were priceless. Your browser does not support iframes. This might not have been up to the level of the Justin Bieber...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Cleveland Indians’ defense improve in 2015?

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports The Achilles heal last year for the Tribe was their defense. It may be the catalyst to why they just barely missed out on a Wild Card spot. With no major changes to fielding positions, is their any reason to believe that this won’t still be the status quo in 2015? Let’s look at the most important position on the field: catcher. Yan Gomes has...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians players read mean tweets about themselves

The Cleveland Indians are a sexy pick in the American League this year. They’ve been getting more attention nationally lately, and the team responded to that attention by reading and reacting to some mean tweets from Twitter users. The results were, as most mean tweets segments are, fantastic. Jason Kipnis taking a giant bite out of a burger was the highlight for me. Oh, and Corey...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians players, broadcasters read 'Mean Tweets' about themselves (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Taking a cue from Jimmy Kimmel, the Cleveland Indians are keeping things loose during spring training by having players and broadcasters read people's mean Tweets about themselves. Good to see them having a laugh at their own expense, and some of the Tweets were legitimately funny:Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Make Their Own Mean Tweets Segment

Your browser does not support iframes. The Cleveland Indians decided to make their own Mean Tweets segment and while the tweets themselves weren’t the funniest zingers in the world, the team did the best that they could with the material they were given. After watching the whole thing, it’s hard not to feel bad for Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Is Francisco Lindor Worth the Hype?

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Then take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I play in a 10 team, 6 keeper and 3 prospect (rookie year plus one eligibility...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Salazar’s Demotion In Cleveland

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to enter into a drawing for a free copy of OOTP16. Just follow the steps below: The drawing will take place a week from today on April 1st. Step 1: Give a written review the Profcast on iTunes (not just a star rating). Step 2. Fill out the entry form. Step 3. Sit tight, and hope you get lucky! If you’ve already submitted...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The K/BB Can’t Save The Sala Czar

Danny Salazar was sent to the minors because the Indians are trying to make life difficult for themselves. As someone who needs to pat their lip with a kerchief after a sip of anything, I know about making your life difficult, but my mustache makes me sexy, Salazar going to the minors does the exact opposite. Behind this move was almost definitely The House of McAllister trying...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach McAllister and TJ House Win Last Two Rotation Spots for Indians

The Cleveland Indians today have announced that RHP Zach McAllister and LHP TJ House have both won the two vacant rotation spots coming out of Spring Training. They beat out flamethrower Danny Salazar, Josh Tomlin, and Bruce Chen. In 19 IP this spring, McAllister was 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 24 strikeouts. The announcement comes a day after McAllister had an impressive start for the...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Swarzak makes Cleveland Indians roster; Josh Tomlin sent down

Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak made the Cleveland Indians roster out of spring training, the team announced on Sunday morning. Starter Josh Tomlin was sent down to Triple-A Columbus. TJ House and Zach McAllister won out the final two rotation spots. Swarzak, 29, has spent his entire baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. A second-round pick in 2004, he was once...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maximizing the Indians Line-Up Production

Picking the expected line-up for a Terry Francona team begins as a travesty as Francona generally doesn’t have one reusable line-up throughout the year. That being said, we will attempt here, to find the optimum line-up based on who is expected to be in the Indians starting nine. To start, we will take a look at the baseballmusings.com Lineup Analyzer, but we will take FanGraph’s...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramirez Provides Indians With More Than Depth

The defensive woes of the Indians were some of the more frequently noted problems plaguing Cleveland throughout their third place finish last season. There is an expectation that the team will be improved from a defensive standpoint for 2015, and while it may be difficult to determine where on the field the Indians will be better behind their pitchers, there is one spot on the diamond...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Four bold predictions for 2015

With Opening Day just nine days away, the Cleveland Indians are nearing the start of a much anticipated season. People are predicting big things for this club, and here are some of my bold predictions for the 2015 Cleveland Indians: 1. Carlos Carrasco will finish in the top 5 in the AL Cy Young vote Carlos Carrasco As I mentioned in my Cleveland Indians season preview, Carlos...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning River Predicts the Future: 2015 Indians Edition

Every year the staff at BurningRiverBaseball.com incorrectly predicts who they think will be the Indians statistical leaders by the end of the season as well as the winners of the Burning River Awards given out at the end of the year. Proving how impossible it is to predict, very rarely do we get things right, but it won’t keep us from trying. Prognosticators this year include...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles Can Do It All

Utility man Mike Aviles played six different positions for the Indians last year: - 26 games at third base - 33 games at second base - 27 games in left field - 15 games at shortstop - 3 games in center field - 3 games in right field Aviles also pinch hit 12 times and pinch ran twice. This versatility is one reason why the Tribe exercised their 2015 club option on Aviles, who will...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Prank Jose Ramirez To Teach Him A Lesson In Parking

No word on whether Jose's car is still at short. #TribeSpring pic.twitter.com/2Nh4nSOb2c — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 26, 2015 On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians proudly showcased a prank that the team played on shortstop Jose Ramirez. The team apparently did not approve of the way that Ramirez had carelessly parked his car in the team’s Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar Demoted After Rough Start

After a month of telling you to ignore Spring Training stats, especially the amount of home runs allowed in the offense friendly Goodyear Ballpark, the Indians are telling you the opposite. Less than one day after saying that no one start will make or break a pitcher’s chance at the starting rotation, Danny Salazar has been demoted to AAA, essentially setting the starting rotation...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians prank Jose Ramirez, park his car at shortstop

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez should stop leaving his car keys in the hands of people he doesn’t trust. If not, he could find his BMW fielding a ground ball without a glove on. On Thursday morning, the Indians decided to prank Ramirez by parking his car in his office, essentially. It's a beautiful morning...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Ramirez’s car plays a little shortstop

It’s understandable if the Indians want more speed on defense, but this is ridiculous. Jose Ramirez’s BMW was parked at his shortstop position when the team took the field at their Goodyear, Arizona facility Thursday morning. The youngster apparently has a reputation for parking his ride wherever he sees fit, and his teammates pranked him by putting it smack in the middle...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year” headline, the cover also...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training: .@ClevelandJeff thank you for being rational haha people freak out about games that don't...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Cleveland Indians

When the Indians brought Terry Francona, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn on prior to the 2013 season it signified a changing of eras for the Tribe. Along with a core of Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes, the Indians have had winning seasons each of the past two seasons and look to improve upon those records in 2015. With most of the team under control through...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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