While it appears John Hart is disassembling the Atlanta Braves during the twilight of his career in baseball, he may have seen this playbook almost 25 years ago from a different perspective.
Hart is the new general manager of the Atlanta Braves, left to cut payroll and rid the organization of bad contracts before a new stadium open north of town in 2017. It’s no guarantee the baseball...
With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, we begin a series of looks at how the Indians' rivals in the AL Central have fared:
Last season: 70-92, fifth
Indians vs. Twins last two years: 24-14 including going 11-8 last year.
What They've Accomplished
The Ron Gardenhire era is over after 13 seasons as Paul Molitor takes over as manager. Gardenhire...
The Cleveland Indians, fresh off of a disappointing sixth place 73-89 finish, trade their best offensive weapon, Joe Carter, to the San Diego Padres for Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and Chris James.
Carter is entering the final year of his contract and appears willing to depart the club for free agency. He played in all 162 games of the season, but hit for his lowest average (.243...
It could be argued that the Indians dynasty of the 1990s actually began Dec. 6, 1989.
That day, the Indians finalized a deal with the San Diego Padres, dealing them Joe Carter for Sandy Alomar Jr., Carlos Baerga and Chris James.
Carter was the Tribe’s marquee slugger for the 1980s, hitting 151 dingers for the Tribe from 1984-1989. But he was a free agent after the 1990 season,...
Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. is announced as the unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
Alomar becomes just the third player to be elected by a unanimous vote (Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire). He hit .290 in his first season in Cleveland with nine home runs and 66 RBI. He was voted to his first of three straight Midsummer Classic starts during...
The 2013 off-season ushered in a new chapter of Cleveland Indians baseball. The 2012 season had ended with the firing of Manny Acta, a paltry, losing record, and Sandy Alomar Jr. closing the season as interim manager. If one thing was clear, it was that something drastic had to be done to keep the team relevant, exciting, and, above all, to get them to win.
Cue Terry Francona.
It can be a little bit of a trick question when considering if Yan Gomes exceeded expectations this past season, especially based on how he did the second half of the 2013 season.
However, when you factor in that this was Gomes first full season as the Indians' starting catcher and that the organization signed him to an extension on Opening Day it is a good starting point, especially...
Cleveland Indians fan favorite infielder Carlos Baerga is born.
Baerga was signed by the San Diego Padres in 1985 and remained with the club in the minors until he was dealt in 1989 with Sandy Alomar and Chris James to the Indians for outfielder Joe Carter. He made his debut as a utility infielder for the team in 1990 as a 21-year-old, hitting .260. By 1992, he was named to the first...
Designated hitter Eddie Murray walks the Indians off a winner in the bottom of the eleventh inning as Cleveland defeats the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, to win their first World Series game since 1948.
The Indians take a 2-1 lead in the first on an RBI-triple from Omar Vizquel and an RBI-groundout from Carlos Baerga off of Atlanta’s John Smoltz. They pad the lead in the third on back-to...
Three runs in the ninth inning are not enough, as the Florida Marlins edge out the Cleveland Indians by an 8-7 final in the last game of the season at Jacobs Field. The Marlins take a 3-2 World Series lead over the Indians as the series returns to Miami.
The Indians score four in the second and third innings to overcome an early two run deficit, thanks to an RBI-single by Sandy Alomar...
The Cleveland Indians knot up their series with the Florida Marlins at two wins a piece with a strong 10-3 victory. It marks the second straight game that the Indians score in double digits after a 14-11 loss in Game 3 of the World Series.
The Indians jump out to an early 6-0 lead after three innings and made the advantage stand up behind a strong showing from rookie right-hander...
CLEVELAND - Unofficially it appears as if the Indians coaching staff will remain intact for 2015.
Darren Wolfson of WTSP TV in the Twin Cities is reporting that Sandy Alomar is out of the running for the Twins managerial opening. Alomar interviewed a couple weeks ago in Minnesota and also interviewed for the Arizona opening that went to Chip Hale.
Paul Molitor and Doug Mientkiewicz...
The Minnesota Twins search for a manager continues, following a season in which they won just 70 games, marking the fourth consecutive season with 70 of fewer wins. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who has managed the Twins since 2002. The managerial candidate list, which appeared...
In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI.
Here are the stories from Monday, Oct. 20.
The Twins told Sandy Alomar Jr. that he is no longer under consideration for their mangerial opening...
I’ve been thinking a lot about Andrew Friedman’s arrival with the Dodgers, and one of the things that really keeps coming up for me is simply that he’s an outsider to the organization. Ned Colletti had been in charge for so, so long, to the point that not a single current member of the Dodgers played for the team before he arrived. (Although several had been drafted and were...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have chosen Chip Hale as their next manager.
The D-backs plan to announce the hiring at a 2 p.m. press conference that can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona.
Hale, 49, has served as manager Bob Melvin's bench coach in Oakland the last three seasons after spending the previous two years as the third base coach/infield coach with the New York Mets...
David Christopher Justice
1997 All-Star, 1997 Silver Slugger, Top 15 MVP (1997, 2000)
Best Season (1997)
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks executive team will meet Sunday night to discuss the franchise's managerial opening, and it is possible a new manager could be in place Monday, a source with knowledge of the process told FOX Sports Arizona.
Not all of the nine candidates interviewed to replace Kirk Gibson remain in play, the source said, refusing to get specific.
PHOENIX -- Multiple reports say the Diamondbacks pared their list of managerial candidates to three or four finalists and could announce Kirk Gibson's replacement as early as Monday, though a team source told FOX Sports Arizona finalists have not been determined.
USA Today, citing its own sources, listed former NL manager of the year Jim Tracy, former Arizona third base coach Chip...
Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly one of the four finalists for the Arizona managers job.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Alomar, Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Diamondbacks Triple-A manager Phil Nevin and Jim Tracy, who has managerial experience in the majors, are the other candidates. The Diamondbacks are believed to want to make a decision next week...
After interviewing for one managerial opening earlier this week, Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly in the running for another.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Thursday that Alomar will interview for the Twins opening. Alomar interviewed earlier this week in Arizona.
Alomar would be the sixth known candidate in Minnesota, joining Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo and Oakland bench...
The Minnesota Twins will interview former All-Star catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. for the team's managerial opening, FOX Sports 1 MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reports.
Alomar has been a coach with the Cleveland Indians for the past five seasons and served as the club's interim manager for the final six games of the 2012 season when the Indians fired Manny Acta.
Alomar, 48, was named to six...
Terry Francona returns home to the familiar city of Cleveland as he becomes the Indians’ 42nd manager in club history, selected over interim manager Sandy Alomar
Francona, a second generation Indians player during his playing career who also spent time in the club’s front office between managerial gigs in Philadelphia and Boston, comes to town with a career 1,029-915 record over...
The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5.
With two outs in the eighth, Sandy Alomar knots the game at two, driving a 2-0 pitch from Mariano Rivera over the wall in right field. In the ninth, Marquis...
The Arizona Diamondbacks confirmed on Wednesday that Sandy Alomar Jr. is one of at least seven candidates for their managerial opening.
Alomar has been on the Indians staff the past five years, serving as first-base coach for three (2010-11, '14) and bench coach for two (2012-13). He was also the interim manager after Manny Acta was fired in 2012, going 3-3 in the final six games...