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Traded to the Playoffs: The Eventual Seasons for the Indians’ Three Biggest Trades of 2014

This season did not turn out the way the Indians had anticipated when they started 2014. Playoff dreams remained just that, dreams, and despite their overall winning record, the team still ended their season without ever seeing an October game. However, not every player who started on the Indians’ roster ended their season in that same way. The Indians parted with three well-known...
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Mets360 MLB Project: Cleveland Indians

Indians fans will be thrilled to learn that a Mets fan had their team for this project. Hey, at least in the last four years the Mets have been run with a greatly reduced budget. So, Tribe fans, keep in mind that it could have been worse. Hopefully what I lack in familiarity I can make up for with a fresh perspective. To me, there are no sacred cows on the team and no built-in...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If the Indians shop Kipnis, here are four deals to consider

I have written about a few trade offers this year and my next article was going to be on the idea of acquiring Yasiel Puig. The problem was I knew it would be not well received when I pointed out the only player who could headline such a deal was Francisco Lindor. I feel the need to make a few quick points before I jump head long into this article. I worry that fans are going to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Andre Thornton

Sometimes you can take a ballplayer out of Cleveland, but you can’t take the Cleveland out of the ballplayer. For former Tribe slugger Andre Thornton, it turns out that he’s still got a whole lot of Cleveland left in him and he has no intention of changing that. “It’s a wonderful place to live and I think it’s a wonderful city,” Thornton said. “My family was raised...

Should the Indians Extend Corey Kluber?

The Indians have a lot of decisions to make this off-season, but unlike those have discussed considering Mike Aviles, Lonnie Chisenhall, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin, any decision about Kluber will be a positive one. While those other players have to be evaluated as to whether they will even be on the team in 2015, Kluber will not only be there, but will be the ace. The question...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Building a Wahoo Winner: A healthy return for Kipnis

Every time he approached the plate in that summer of 2013, you almost knew it was coming. That sweet, opposite-field swing. A drive down the left-field line. "The Dirtbag" rounding first on his way to second with yet another of his 36 doubles on the season. Those summer months of 2013 during which Jason Kipnis' torrid pace became the norm, invoked images of a fan-favorite...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What To Do About Josh Tomlin & Zach McAllister

Among the roster decisions to make this season, two of the hardest will be the starting pitchers turned reliever in 2014, Josh Tomlin and Zach McAllister. Like already done with Lonnie Chisenhall and Mike Aviles and as will be continued with Corey Kluber, Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and Carlos Carrasco in the coming weeks, we will discuss what the Indians should do with McAllister...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Looking at the Indians true offseason needs

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Looking at roster decisions With the World Series set to end on Tuesday or Wednesday night, the official start to the MLB offseason will get underway by the weekend. Teams have to make decisions on contract options for 2015 within three days of the conclusion of the World Series, and trades and other moves can begin to be...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians trade Sellers to Pirates

The Indians made a move to their 40-man roster on Saturday, trading infielder Justin Sellers to the Pirates for cash considerations. With the move, the 40-man roster stands at 38. Sellers was a longshot to make the club the upcoming season with Jason Kipnis at second and Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor vying for shortstop. The Indians would also have depth at second should they...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Trade Winds May Become Gusty this Winter

After three weeks of reflection on the Cleveland Indians and their disappointing 2014 season, it’s time to move on. While the World Series enters Game 3 this evening, the Tribe is just about a week away from kicking off their offseason. And while the defense was horrendous, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn underachieved for the second straight season and the acquisition of John Axford...
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Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes finalists for Gold Glove Award

How much do advanced analytics or team-wide defensive struggles factor in to Gold Glove nominations? Not as much as one would think as Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley and catcher Yan Gomes have been named as finalists for the 2014 award at their respective positions. The team’s press release touts Gomes has having only committed three errors in his final 55 games...
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Cleveland Rumors: Nick Swisher will return

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher had surgery on both knees in August, putting an end to his dud of a 2014 season. Nevertheless, with two years and $30 million still owed on his four-year $56 million contract, he isn't going anywhere, according to Jackson Alexander of / gettyimages.comAfter an above-average but not great first season with Cleveland...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians ask fans about Wahoo, popular players in survey

It’s that time of year again and the Cleveland Indians want to know what their fans and season ticket holders think. Not a lot of surprising questions, per usual. The Indians once again asked about all their various uniforms and Chief Wahoo himself. They also asked for a ranking of the top five Cleveland Indians, which makes sense. One slight wrinkle though: They included manager...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Exercise Aviles’ Option?

The Cleveland Indians will have a few hard decisions to make, regarding personnel and one of the first of these should involve Mike Aviles. Unlike all but one other member of the final 40 man roster for the Indians, Aviles is not officially under contract for the 2015 season. Rather, the super utility man has a single option year left from his contract that he signed shortly after...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Rumors: Cleveland could trade SS

The Cleveland Indians ended the 2014 season with a record of 85-77, third in the American League Central. The Indians were 11th in runs scored and 14th in team ERA. While a bounce back season from Michael Bourn, who appeared in only 106 games this season, would help, the Indians could also trade a shortstop to bolster the roster.#452112622 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Terry Pluto...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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