The Cleveland Indians will be heading into 2019 without one of their leaders who is expected to not return to the organization. Last week, Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes reported that outfielder Michael Brantley was not expected to return and was drawing early interest from the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox. On … Continue reading Michael Brantley reportedly not returning to Indians
The offseason for baseball is getting started and the rumors are already starting for the Cleveland Indians. On Friday, the team did not issue qualifying offers to their key free agents: outfielder Michael Brantley and relief pitchers Cody Allen. The qualifying offer was worth $17.9 million on a one-year contract and if they had received … Continue reading Indians don’t tender qualifying offers, willing to listen in trade talks for vets
We're under 24 hours from the end to the Indians season and whether people want to admit it or not, there's big questions surrounding the future of the organization. A lot of change is coming and some change might not be expected. There's a long list of free agents and there's already talk of players … Continue reading Questions loom for the Indians as they head into the offseason
For the second consecutive season, the Cleveland Indians will have five players representing the organization in the 2018 edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Jose Ramirez was voted in by the fans to start at third base, the first time since Al Rosen in 1953-54 that an Indians third baseman is starting … Continue reading Indians sending five to 2018 All-Star Game
With a week to go for the fans to vote for the starters in the 2018 Major League Baseball All Star Game, it's a good time to project who will represent the Cleveland Indians in the Midsummer Classic. As of last week, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez is the only player from Cleveland leading his … Continue reading Projecting the Indians’ All-Stars
The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they were exercising the team options for Michael Brantley and Josh Tomlin. At $3 million, keeping Tomlin was a no-brainer as he's been solid for the club for a number of years and at that price tag it's a steal. When it came to Brantley's $12 million dollar … Continue reading Keeping Michael Brantley was the right decision
About 18 hours removed from another postseason collapse by the Cleveland Indians and while the wound is still fresh in all of Indians fans minds, it's time to move forward and focus on next year. This team is going to look different by the time spring training rolls around in February and it's likely necessary. … Continue reading What’s next for the Indians?
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 … Continue reading Five Indians voted to All-Star Game