Terry Francona undergoes heart surgery, will miss All-Star Game

The Cleveland Indians announced Friday morning that manager Terry Francona underwent heart surgery on Thursday and will miss the All-Star Game this coming Tuesday which he was to be the manager for the American League.  He will return to his duties as manager on July 14 when the second half of the season begins.  Francona …

Five Indians voted to All-Star Game

The Cleveland Indians will be well represented for the All-Star Game next week in Miami. Third baseman José Ramirez was voted in as a starter and he’ll be joined by Andrew Miller, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Corey Kluber who were voted in as reserves. Manager Terry Francona will be the manager for the American …

Looking back at the Bartolo Colon trade

On June 27, 2002, the Cleveland Indians traded their ace Bartolo Colon to the Montreal Expos. The team was in a rebuilding phase and wanted to look towards the future of the organization.  Colon was 10-4 with a 2.55 ERA at the time of the deal and Montreal was in the hunt for a playoff …

Indians call up Bradley Zimmer 

The Indians top prospect is heading to the major leagues.  Outfielder Bradley Zimmer got the call to leave Columbus and join the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.  He will start in centerfield and will bat 9th in the lineup against Tampa Bay. This move comes after both Brandon Guyer and Abraham Almonte both went on the …

Corey Kluber heading for disabled list 

Thank god it’s only May 3rd. Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber is heading to the 10-day disabled list with lower back discomfort. He left the game early Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. The Indians have called up Joe Colon to take Kluber’s roster spot. In nine appearances with Columbus he has three saves and …

Indians sign Roberto Perez to extension 

https://twitter.com/indians/status/848580803298680833 The team announced on Sunday that they signed catcher Roberto Perez to a four year extension. This include two club options for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The deal guarantees Perez $9 million through the first four seasons, the club options are for $5.5 million in 2021 and $7 million in 2022. This guarantees …

2017 Cleveland Indians preview 

It’s finally here! The opening day of the 2017 season for the Cleveland Indians. The defending American League champions are ready to get things rolling as they kick off the season against the Texas Rangers. The end of last season left a bitter taste for the players, manager Terry Francona and the fan base with …

Indians, Jose Ramirez agree to extension

The Cleveland Indians and utility man Jose Ramirez have agreed to a long term extension according to multiple reports. The deal, which will begin next season is for four years and will guarantee Ramirez $26 million dollars. It also has two club options for 2022 and 2023 which could bring the total value of the …

2016: Year in Review 

  Going into this year, my favorite year of sports fandom was 2007. The Cleveland Cavaliers upset the Detroit Pistons to win the Eastern Conference and went to the NBA Finals for the first time. The Cleveland Browns went 10-6 in what was dubbed “The Season of Dreams” despite no playoff appearance. The Cleveland Indians …

Indians to sign Edwin Encarnacion

The Cleveland Indians decided to deliver the fan base an early Christmas present. MLB’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the news https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/812112125170741249 Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan provided the contract details https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/812113159179866113 The soon to be 34 year old slugger hit the open market seeking a five year deal worth around 25 million dollars …