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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:43:44 EDTThe Indians are not the kind of team that can overreact on the open market and throw huge contract offers around. Cleveland's approach involves being patient and finding the kind of cost-effective deals that can complement what is already a strong roster.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:17:06 EDTThe Indians selected lefty Hoby Milner with the 15th pick in the Rule 5 Draft. Cleveland grabbed Milner off the Triple-A roster of the Phillies and will bring the reliever to Spring Training with a chance to win a job in the Tribe's Opening Day bullpen.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:19:40 EDTHeading into this offseason, the Indians knew that patience might be the most prudent approach for this winter's crop of first basemen. It is the approach that has helped the club emerge as a contender for free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:45:07 EDTLooking to the future seems to be the sudden trend within the AL Central. The lone exception is the AL-champion Indians, who are built to win now and conceivably for the next several seasons.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:37:35 EDTEach winter when Tribe Fest arrives, Indians fans know that another season is right around the corner. Cleveland's followers can now mark their calendars and begin counting down the day's until the team's marquee offseason event. On Wednesday, the American League-champion Indians announced that Tribe Fest 2017 will be held from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET on Jan. 28 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland.
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.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:48:25 EDTMike Napoli would love to keep the party going in Cleveland for two more seasons. The free-agent slugger is just waiting for the Indians to come calling with the kind of multi-year contract that will convince him to re-sign as their first baseman.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:08:51 EDTAdding a first baseman is a priority for the Indians this offseason, but Cleveland is also exploring the market for added depth in the outfield. Versatility and speed are the main attributes sought by the Tribe, which received just that from veteran Rajai Davis last season.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:40:19 EDTFree-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion fits precisely what the Indians need. The problem is the cost, which exceeds the range in which Cleveland typically operates.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:01:21 EDTThe market for free-agent designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion continues to be fluid as the Winter Meetings get underway. The Rangers and Indians are expressing interest in the 33-year-old slugger, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and Yahoo's Jeff Passan, respectively.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:52:22 EDTAndrew Miller nearly helped the Indians to a World Series title, and now the relief ace is weighing whether to help Team USA go for gold in the World Baseball Classic in March.
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.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:24:07 EDTBart Swain, the Indians' director of baseball information, was honored at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md., on Monday with this year's Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:16:52 EDTThe Indians are thrilled to participate in the fifth annual Play Ball Charity Auction, especially since it will honor the memory of Shannon Forde.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDTWith the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:24:28 EDTJose Ramirez's breakout season has earned him special recognition by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, which named him the recipient of the 2016 Bob Feller Man of the Year Award. Indians manager Terry Francona was also honored with the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:02:04 EDTJohn Krepop only informed a select few people that he was calling it a career and moving to Florida. In the days following Game 7 of the World Series, word began to spread that the Indians had just played their final game with the man affectionately known as "Popper" watching from the Progressive Field press box.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.