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INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Are the Indians Buyers or Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

With the MLB trade deadline upcoming on July 31, Indians fans are wondering the typical cliché that always pops up at this time of year. Will the Indians be “buyers” or will they be “sellers” at the deadline? Do they make a push to add a significant player to make a run for the playoffs, or do they scrap this up-and-down season and look toward 2015? My answer: No. Plain...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians recall Ramirez, option House to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus and optioned left-handed pitcher T.J. House to Columbus. Ramirez, 21, has spent the bulk of the 2014 season with Triple-A Columbus where he is batting .302 (74-245) with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs and 29 RBI in 60 games for the Clippers. He has also collected a...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did that. We’ve got some more of these in the hopper and we’ll try to keep...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis still bothered by oblique

  Jason Kipnis was named the American League Player of the week on Monday, but readily admitted that he has not felt the same since straining his oblique muscle back in April. “I wouldn’t use the word progress, I’d use the word adjustment,” said Kipnis. “As far as the oblique goes, it’s going to be there all year. It’s not going to go away until the offseason. What...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar 'a lot closer' to last year's form, Francona says

The Cleveland Indians have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this month, but manager Terry Francona is banking on a solid start from Danny Salazar to help make his club's funk short-lived. Salazar makes his first appearance in the majors in more than two months as he faces the Minnesota Twins on the road Tuesday night. The Indians (50-49) returned from the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Sports Coloring Book Gets Sequel of Happy Moments

It’s a good time to be a Cleveland sports fan. Well, it’s not an acutely painful time to be a Cleveland sports fan – which is what passes for optimism. And Scott O’Brien was so giddy after a certain Northeast Ohio native returned to Cleveland from Florida, he started working on a sequel to his children’s coloring book, “Why Is Daddy Sad On Sunday,” about the trials...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera exits

Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to exit Monday’s game against the Twins due to lower back spasms, according to Alex M. Smith of MLB.com.#451659870 / gettyimages.comCabrera tweaked his back while fielding a ground ball in the second inning and ended up being pinch-hit for before his second at-bat. You can click here to view the video.This season, Cabrera has a line of .247...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 16 MLB Transaction Trends: The Return of Danny Salazar

Having racked up 39 strikeouts over his last 31 IP at Triple-A, Salazar is returning to the bigs (Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press). With the extra long Week 15 finally over, Fantasy Baseball owners have a full set of roster moves to play with once again as they continue to re-tool their team for the seasons second half. Here we look at the most common moves being made by position...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor promoted to AAA Columbus

Francisco Lindor is now one step away from the Majors. Following Monday's minor-league games, the Indians announced that the 20-year old, who is the organization's top prospect, has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus. Lindor was promoted to Akron at this point last year and many were wondering if the Indians would follow the same time frame in moving him...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians update: Masterson, Bourn and Cabrera

After going five innings on Sunday, the Indians decided that Justin Masterson needed one more rehab start. Manager Terry Francona told reporters before Monday's game against the Twins that Masterson would start for Columbus on Friday against Norfolk. In Sunday's start against Indianapolis, the right-hander worked five innings and threw 71 pitches with 47 being strikes. Masterson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Brantley should be in MVP talk

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Brantley for MVP? The Indians lone All Star representative outfielder Michael Brantley is having a season to remember in his breakout campaign with the Indians. Long considered a player who many felt would be a solid third outfielder and long time pro, Brantley is changing that perception as a solid everyday guy into a legit...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers surrender late-lead, fall To Indians, 7-5

COLUMBUS, OH – When you play a team ten consecutive times, you are going to be happy to see the back of them. That’s probably how the Columbus Clippers (54-49) and Indianapolis Indians (56-47) felt on Sunday evening after the Indians 7-5 win, one which wrapped up a slate of ten-straight games between the two squads. Sunday’s game looked like it was going in the Clippers favor...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco has interest in Indians' Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

The Giants are back to being alone in first place.  They look like they're playoff bound barring a meltdown but that won't stop them from attempting to pick up another bat that can help the stagnant production at second base.  Jon Morosi tweets out an update:As I just said on @MLBONFOX pregame, Giants considering Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles as trade options -- *if...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Dickerson Homers, Santana Double Lead Tribe to Sweep; Indians 5, Tigers 2

Chris Dickerson wowed Indians fans with a pair of home runs Saturday night, but it was Carlos Santana who saved the day, hitting a three-run double in the top of the ninth that ultimately provided the margin of victory in a 5-2 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The win gave the Indians the sweep of the doubleheader. It’s their third win in a row since the All-Star break, all...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis and Swisher break out for Tribe

If Friday’s win in Detroit was any sign of things to come for the Indians in the second-half, then buckle your seatbelts for a wild ride. Fresh off of a nice All-Star break of rest and relaxation for all Indians minus Michael Brantley, the Indians flashed their guns in game-one of the second-half in Detroit. The Tribe came rallying back from down 3-0 to topple the Tigers with...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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