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The WAR Room: Performance-based rankings, #80 - #71

Over the past three months, IBI rolled out the year-end rankings for every minor league affiliate in the Cleveland system. Next up, we will be running down the top-100 performers based on those WAR rankings, albeit with a slight twist. Simply ranking each player based on the raw numbers would have some value, but not nearly as much as when the stats are adjusted for how old the prospect...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Renovations on Schedule as Progress Made at Progressive Field

It may be the offseason for the Indians, but there is plenty of action still taking place at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in downtown Cleveland. Progressive Field remains a busy site in mid-December this season as renovations continue to upgrade the 20-year-old ballpark in anticipation for the coming 2015 regular season. After a heavy dose of the white stuff in November, workers...

Today in Tribe History: December 21, 1940

Writers in Chicago name Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Lou Boudreau their outstanding rookie in the majors leagues. The future Hall of Famer had appeared in games in both 1938 and 1939 before finding regular playing time with the Indians in 1940. He led the league with 155 games played while batting .295. He eclipsed the century mark with 101 RBI and was in the top ten in the...

Remembering Jesus This Holiday Season

A long time favorite of, Jesus Aguilar has been on the Indians radar since he knocked in 81 runs in 2011 between Kinston and Lake County. In the minors, he consistently piled up prodigious power numbers including 71 RBI in 2012 and 105 in 2013. Across all levels, he slugged .453 from 2008 through 2014 with 91 home runs and 159 doubles, but he was never considered...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Playing for Keeps: Carlos Santana

In many fantasy leagues, there's a 20 games played requirement to retain eligibility at a position for the following year. With only 11 games played behind the dish in 2014, Carlos Santana will enter the 2015 season without catcher eligibility for the first time in his career. It's a bummer for keeper league owners who were slotting him as a catcher, but he remains a solid keeper...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Giants a possible match for Murphy?

Indians News: Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer noted in his column on Saturday that the Indians have a surplus of outfielders and that David Murphy could be traded. While this is nothing new, reports on Saturday surfaced that the Giants have a tight budget to make any more moves and they are looking for a left fielder. While this is just speculation at this point, perhaps...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Could be Solid Veteran Presence For Young Rotation

Cleveland Indians management said at the onset of this offseason that one of the goals of the team would be to add a veteran presence to a talented, but mostly unproven pitching staff. The Tribe did just that earlier this week in signing 31-year-old Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million guaranteed deal. The right hander, who will be 32 when the season starts, has quite the resume...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Christmas Wish List

Christmas came a little early for Tribe fans as they pulled off what most are viewing as an excellent trade for Brandon Moss on the first day of the Winter Meetings. As Joe broke down here, Moss provides the type of power the Indians have so dearly been missing these past few years. The signing of Gavin Floyd also gives the starting rotation a quality veteran arm, adding to the rotation’s...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving’s Extension — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 6

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the ten biggest sports stories to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians look to protect a young rotation still establishing itself

The Indians made a surprising decision with starting rotation this week. First, the Indians out of nowhere signed right-handed starting pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year $4 million that guarantees him money and a rotation spot for the 2015 season. Then, the Indians announced that Danny Salazar, T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin will have to duke it out in spring training...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluber, Brantley to appear at Tribe Fest

AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and MVP finalist Michael Brantley are scheduled to make an appearance at Tribe Fest 2015. The two-day event at Progressive Field will take place on Jan. 24-25. Kluber's appearance is likely to be on the second day since the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner, where Kluber will receive the Cy Young award, takes place in New York on Jan....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB OF Morgan signs deal to play in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal. The Hanwha Eagles said the team was impressed with Morgan's contact ability and base-running skills. The 34-year-old debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 and hit .282 with 120 steals while playing in 598 games for four major league clubs. He...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis has finger surgery

The Cleveland Indians head into the winter coming off an 85-win season, good for third in the American League Central. At 11th in the league in runs scored and 14th in ERA, the Indians look to improve at bit in both areas to help them reach the post season in 2015. One player who looks to step up is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who underwent finger surgery and should be ready for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Tribe

Have you ever wondered how all that live game data gets updated on live game trackers? Well, wonder no more. posted on Cleveland Craigslist that they are looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Cleveland Indians. Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from the MLB ballparks, which provides the data used in the live content applications on,...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians offering new way to get jump on buying tickets

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INDIANS: Cleveland, OH --Cleveland Indians fans can gain access to Single-Game tickets -- including the club's Home Opener on Friday, April 10 -- by registering for the Indians Online Onsale.   It's easy to sign up: Fans can visit and enter their contact information, and they will receive access to the best single-game prices for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis has surgery to repair damaged tendon on left ring finger

The Indians announced on Wednesday that second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his left ring finger. Dr. Thomas Graham performed the procedure. Kipnis sustained the injury while performing offseason workouts in Chicago. He was seen last weekend by the Indians medical staff, who recommended surgery. Kipnis...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians create depth with Gavin Floyd signing

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by adding Floyd the Indians have essentially cemented their...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gavin Floyd is Coming to Cleveland

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by adding Floyd the Indians have essentially cemented their...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley Breaks Out – WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 9

It feels a bit odd to classify Michael Brantley’s 2014 season as a “story”. Stories have ups and downs. Stories have adversity and resilience. Stories aren’t boringly consistent and, excepting Herman Mehlville, they don’t last for six months. There are a few ways to explain to you how maddeningly consistent Brantley was in 2014. On April 8th, about a week into the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: What the Brandon Moss trade means

With the acquisition of 1B/OF Brandon Moss on Tuesday, the Indians added another power bat to their lineup.  Moss, whom went through hip surgery in October, should provide a much-needed boost to an Indians team that finished ninth in the AL in home runs this past season. It will be interesting to see where Moss fits in the roster with his versatility.  Moss spent time in left field...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Cleveland Indians Acquisition of Brandon Moss

It was a deal that had been in place – or at the very least rumored to be in place – for a few days. On Monday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics finally pulled the trigger, sending slugging first baseman/corner outfielder Brandon Moss to Cleveland for minor league second baseman, Joey Wendle. The Cleveland Indians made a splash by acquiring Oakland slugger...
Via Buckeye State Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians may be the class of the AL Central

The AL Central is perhaps the most well-rounded division in all of baseball. They’ve won AL pennants in two of the last three years. Two of the three AL Wild Card games were hosted by AL Central teams. yes, the Tigers have won the division for four straight years, but the Indians and Royals have both won at least 85 games in each of the last two seasons. The White Sox won 85 in...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians “optimistic” about acquiring Brandon Moss

There’s a glut of 1B/DH/OF types in Oakland (and quite frankly, in Cleveland too), and one of those players seems likely to be moved this winter. The A’s are talking to the Cleveland Indians about Brandon Moss, and the Tribe is “optimistic” that a deal will get done between the two clubs. #Indians guardedly optimistic that trade for Oakland's Brandon Moss will get done....
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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