INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tribe eyes pieces to fortify returning roster

The Indians have spent the early portion of the offseason monitoring the marketplace. Now that the team's decision-makers are descending on the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for baseball's annual Winter Meetings, there is an opportunity to gain ground in discussions.
Via Indians.com
7 hours ago

Cleveland Indians prospects who could be taken in the 2016 Rule 5 draft

The Indians have left a few of their top 30 prospects exposed. Who is most likely to be drafted? With the 40-man rosters officially set in stone as of two weeks ago (November 18), MLB teams around the league are beginning to decide who they could take in December’s Rule 5 draft. The Cleveland Indians, who only chose to protect top prospect Francisco Mejia at the deadline, have...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians are looking for a first baseman

Breaking news: Thing you already knew is pretty much true. The Cleveland Indians have shown interest in several first baseman including Mitch Moreland, Adam Lind, Chris Carter, and former-Indian Mike Napoli, reports Jon Morosi. Sources: #Indians have shown interest in broad range of free-agent first basemen, including Napoli, Moreland, Lind, and Carter. @MLB— Jon Morosi...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Interested In Handful Of Free Agent First Basemen

The Indians remain interested in re-signing free agent first baseman/designated hitter Mike Napoli, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, who tweets that Chris Carter, Mitch Moreland and Adam Lind are also on the team’s radar. Napoli was a key member of the American League champions’ offense in 2016, as he hit .239/.335/.465 with 34 home runs in 645 plate appearances. The 35-year-old...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 hours ago

Sunday Notes: Vizquel, Lindor, Shipley, Ryan, Mussina, more

Omar Vizquel will be on Hall of Fame ballots for the first time in 2017. In all likelihood, he’ll still be there when I become eligible to vote a few years later (This is my sixth year in the BBWAA, so I have four to go). The defensive whiz will receive some support, but his odds of reaching the 75% mark aren’t great. There’s a pretty decent chance he’ll eventually end up...
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield. Minoso returns to Cleveland, where he began his MLB career in 1949. In his seven years in Chicago, he was a five-time All-Star, including the recently...

Ramirez earns Bob Feller Man of Year Award

Jose Ramirez's breakout season has earned him special recognition by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, which named him the recipient of the 2016 Bob Feller Man of the Year Award. Indians manager Terry Francona was also honored with the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Indians' longtime press box supervisor gets 'Popper' honor

John Krepop only informed a select few people that he was calling it a career and moving to Florida. In the days following Game 7 of the World Series, word began to spread that the Indians had just played their final game with the man affectionately known as "Popper" watching from the Progressive Field press box.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Indians Extend Offers to Eight, Non-Tender Manship

The Major League Baseball deadline for extending offers to arbitration eligible players came and went on Friday and the Cleveland Indians tendered contracts to eight of the nine players that were set to exchange salary figures when clubs and players meet in January. The large group of players, including five relievers, two starters, and two outfielders, were given their decisions...

Indians news and notes: Tito not attending winter meetings due to hip surgery

Morning news and notes for Friday,December 2, 2016. Happy Friday, Tribe fans! With the holidays (and by holidays I mean the Winter Meetings) just around the corner, hopefully everyone is getting ready to spend some time with friends and family. Indians news Francona to miss Winter Meetings after hip surgery | MLBShortly after the World Series ended, Terry Francona had surgery...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Organization Brings Home Two More Awards

After a successful season on the field, two more members of the Cleveland Indians organization received recognition for their work throughout the 2016 season this week in separate announcements from Baseball America. President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti was announced on Tuesday as Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year by the publication. Akron RubberDucks manager...

Top 18 Prospects: Cleveland Indians

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Cleveland Indians farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Minor League Preview: Cleveland Indians

It's been a big year for Cleveland sports, but that all takes a back seat to a big week for Cleveland here on Razzball. Earlier in the week Grey gave you his take on top prospect Bradley Zimmer, yesterday we gave you the latest edition of the prospect podcast where we went through the top prospects in the Indians system. Always one to beat a dead horse, today we go over Zimmer and...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Twitter devastated about Jose Ramirez's hairdo change

The luscious blond locks of Cleveland Indians infielder Jose Ramirez are gone. Ramirez posted an image of himself to Twitter on Saturday showing his reversion back to a normal, plebeian hairstyle. Back to basics pic.twitter.com/dzDoRfaxvM — Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) November 26, 2016 The Indians' official Twitter account definitely appeared to be less than thrilled to receive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Do We Vote for Manager of the Year So Early?

The results are in. Terry Francona is your American League Managers of the Year. Congratulations to him! He’s probably an excellent manager. I actually had a vote for the AL version of the award, and, well, I probably screwed it up. One part of the screw up was on me, and I’ll eat my crow. But here’s my excuse: I didn’t have the most important part of the year at my disposal...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer helped a fan do their math homework on Twitter

Trevor Bauer is known to have some fun on Twitter. Normally chiding other players and making baseball fun for everyone who watches. Turns out he was also paying attention in math class and capable if dispensing knowledge when needed. It started out simple enough. Bauer didn’t have to answer the initial tweet but after he did, it opened up the floodgates. Suddenly, the pressure...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer helps students with their math homework on Twitter

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is an educated man. He majored in mechanical engineering at UCLA. When Bauer isn’t pitching, he’s building drones and helping students with their math homework on Twitter. Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) helped someone on Twitter with their math homework on a Friday night. pic.twitter.com/4hOzUpHT9U — Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) November 12...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sheen: Indians ‘maybe’ lost W.S. over first pitch refusal

Charlie Sheen isn’t saying the Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series because he wasn’t allowed to throw out a ceremonial first pitch during the Fall Classic. On the other hand, he isn’t exactly ruling it out, either. The actor, perhaps best known for playing Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the “Major League” movies, was asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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