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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:34:45 EDTThe offseason is not only a time for clubs to search for external additions, but also to evaluate the escalating cost of the roster already in place. Right now, Cleveland's front office is weighing how to approach their nine players who are eligible for arbitration this winter.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:36:53 EDTWith the Winter Meetings set to begin on Monday, the Indians are now evaluating how to upgrade a roster that will return mostly intact, and with the goal of winning one more playoff game than last season.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:39:58 EDTMLB.com confirmed on Thursday night that Indians manager Terry Francona will miss the Winter Meetings while recovering from right hip surgery.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:57:53 EDTOn Thursday, the Indians signed both Michael Martinez and catcher Erik Kratz to Minor League contracts that include invitations to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:34:11 EDTFor his part in the Indians' success, Chris Antonetti has been named the Major League Executive of the Year by Baseball America. The roster constructed by Antonetti and his front-office team -- a cast built mostly through trades and the MLB Draft -- captured the franchise's first division title since 2007 and first American League pennant since '97, and then engaged in an historic seven-game Series with the Cubs.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:28:25 EDTThe Indians made plenty of noise in the postseason, but they have been quiet through the early portion of the offseason. That is partly by design, as Cleveland has few holes to fill and will likely wait out the blockbuster free-agent deals before diving into that market.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:46 EDTThe Today's Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be voted upon this Sunday at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers will be considered, and the results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" at 6 p.m. ET.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTAs winter threatened and some snowflakes floated down towards the outfield grass, a section of dormant Progressive Field was warm with activity Sunday afternoon. Children chased mascots and families sat down to share a meal, while overlooking the Indians' home field.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:05:55 EDTWho do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:22:48 EDTHaving versatility and depth is a priority for the Indians each offseason. A pair of roster moves on Wednesday were made with both aspects in mind.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDTJim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:40:16 EDTThe Indians came up just short in the Fall Classic against the Cubs, but there are a number of reasons for Tribe fans to be hopeful about Cleveland's chances for creating more October memories in seasons to come. Here are five reasons for fans to be thankful about how the Indians are situated for this offseason and the future.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:07 EDTA hitting machine from the right side of the plate who also happened to be one of the most unforgettable characters of his era, Manny Ramirez is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:34:03 EDTThere are unsung heroes for every team each season. For the Indians, catcher Chris Gimenez filled that role this year, stepping up amidst injuries and providing a veteran voice behind the scenes for a team that went on to reach the World Series.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:15:44 EDTThe big names on the Hall of Fame ballot can obscure some of the others who are eligible for the first time. While it's likely that none of them will wind up in Cooperstown they still have accomplishments that are worth celebrating.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDTMany players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:43:33 EDTIt was a rousing run for the 2016 Indians. An injury-riddled, low-payroll club not only came away with the American League Central, but then they also beat up on two AL East juggernauts to claim the AL pennant and played an epic seven-game World Series against the 103-win Cubs.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:43:07 EDTAndrew Miller wasn't just a player in the unforgettable 2016 postseason. He was a bit of a revolution. The lanky, bearded phenomenon of a left-handed relief pitcher somehow managed to transcend mere accomplishment on the field of play to become an emblem of a sea of change in the sport, one that we should be seeing more and more of in future Octobers.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:23:03 EDTThe Indians have a fair share of decisions to make on their Major League roster as they prepare to defend their American League pennant. Before that, they made some key decisions Friday, adding slick-hitting catcher Francisco Mejia to their 40-man roster while claiming left-handed pitchers Edwin Escobar and Tim Cooney off waivers.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:58:43 EDTCleveland Indians Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis were dressed to the nines to claim two awards at the Esurance MLB Awards reception at New York City's Chelsea Market on Thursday night.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:14:34 EDTThe Indians will go to work early toward defending their American League pennant, opening their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 25 against the Reds at their shared complex in Goodyear, Ariz.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:59:53 EDTGame 7 of the 112th World Series between the Cubs and Indians was voted Best Trending Topic of the entire 2016 Major League Baseball season in the Esurance MLB Awards that were announced on Friday, and it was so good that Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz -- an expert on these matters -- said he is "still pinching myself."
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:47:33 EDTLost in the close American League Cy Young Award voting between former teammates Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander was the strong finish of their longtime rival. Indians ace Corey Kluber earned three first-place votes on his way to a third-place finish, his second top-three finish in three years.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:09:02 EDTAfter guiding the Indians back to the World Series, Terry Francona was named the 2016 AL Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday night, receiving 22 out of 30 first-place votes.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:08:12 EDTSeveral amusing reasons why Terry Francona is AL MOY
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:11:35 EDTThe Indians re-signed catcher Guillermo Quiroz to a Minor League contract on Tuesday with a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:25:40 EDTFrancisco Lindor's birthday cake took a tumble
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:06:25 EDTAfter scoring two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the Salt River Rafters needed just three outs in the bottom half to clinch the AFL's East Division title. But the Mesa Solar Sox refused to cooperate, rallying for three runs and a 6-5 victory Tuesday afternoon that virtually tied the race with two games remaining.