The Indians Need to Make the Switch at Closer

On Wednesday, Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand gave up four runs in the ninth inning and fans like they have in the past clamored on social media that the team make a change in the role. Much like the names of the past, Jose Mesa, Bob Wickman, Chris Perez, and Cody Allen, Hand has struggled …

Indians upgrade bullpen with acquisitions of Hand, Cimber

I wrote yesterday about the Cleveland Indians interest in San Diego Padres reliever Brad Hand. On Thursday, the Indians went ahead and acquired the two-time All-Star reliever as well as rookie reliever Adam Cimber from San Diego in exchange for their top prospect, catcher/outfielder Francisco Mejia. Hand went to Twitter to thank the Padres and …

Indians interested in Brad Hand

The Indians have an apparent need for bullpen help as we’re within two weeks of the trade deadline. With Andrew Miller still on the disabled list, the bullpen has been dragging throughout the first half of the season with an ERA of 5.28 which ranks 14th in the American League, the team needs to add …