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Indians schedule Tribe Fest '17 for Jan. 28

Each winter when Tribe Fest arrives, Indians fans know that another season is right around the corner. Cleveland's followers can now mark their calendars and begin counting down the day's until the team's marquee offseason event. On Wednesday, the American League-champion Indians announced that Tribe Fest 2017 will be held from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET on Jan. 28 at the Intercontinental...
Via Indians.com
5 hours ago

The Indians could use several players from their rebuilding rivals

Don’t be afraid of intradivisional trades. According to ESPN’s transaction tracker, the the Cleveland Indians have made 46 trades since 2002. Give or take one or two. Of those, five have been with an AL Central team, pretty evenly spread around the division. Only the Tigers haven’t swapped for a Tribe player. Adding to that, The only player of real consequence that was moved...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Indians resign Mike Napoli?

After their remarkable season, the Cleveland Indians are set to return the majority of their players from last year’s team for the 2017 season. However, there are a few key players that haven’t yet been resigned by the team. One of these players is designated hitter/first baseman Mike Napoli. Although he has reportedly met with the Indians and a handful of other teams, it is...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 7, 1989

Unwilling to go to four years on a contract with their former first baseman Pete O’Brien, Cleveland adds a veteran bat to the lineup with the signing of free agent first baseman Keith Hernandez to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The 36-year-old lefty is a five-time National League All-Star and won the NL MVP in 1979. After his first ten Major League seasons in St. Louis, where...

Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli`s? by Emma Baccellieri

The closer market is heating up, Mike Napoli may stay in Cleveland, and Brett Gardner is not unlike a couch.
Via Baseball Prospectus
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Needing OF depth, Tribe could re-sign Davis

Adding a first baseman is a priority for the Indians this offseason, but Cleveland is also exploring the market for added depth in the outfield. Versatility and speed are the main attributes sought by the Tribe, which received just that from veteran Rajai Davis last season.
Via Indians.com
22 hours ago

Indians' Swain wins Fishel award for MLB public relations work

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Bart Swain of the Cleveland Indians has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues.The honor was presented Monday at the winter meetings.Swain has worked 25 seasons with the Indians, the past 22 as the main media contact for Indians players, managers, coaches and baseball operations.Swain has led the team's efforts for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians not budging from one-year deal for Mike Napoli

The slugger is looking for multiple years, but the Indians aren’t budging. According the Cleveland Indians beat writer Jordan Bastian, the Tribe are holding steadfast on a one-year offer for slugger Mike Napoli, despite his desire for a multi-year deal. Indians met with Napoli's camp on Monday. CLE trying for one-year deal. Heard if it were two years, he may have already...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bauer Brought Stability to Indians’ Starting Staff in 2016

The fluke finger injury sustained by Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer prior to the start of the American League Championship Series with the Toronto Blue Jays garnered plenty of negative attention to the young right-handed starter, as his pinkie laceration became another blow to a rotation already down two of its top three starting pitchers. Bauer’s injury may have...

Miller not yet sure if he'll pitch for Team USA

Andrew Miller nearly helped the Indians to a World Series title, and now the relief ace is weighing whether to help Team USA go for gold in the World Baseball Classic in March.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Report: Indians have considered signing Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion may have a new suitor. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Indians have checked in on Encarnacion. Sources: Cleveland has checked in on Edwin Encarnacion. Perfect fit as RH power in LH-heavy lineup. Question is: Would they spend the money? — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 5, 2016 On paper, Encarnacion would be a replacement for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 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
10 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
10 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
24 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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