Cleveland Indians Solidify Lineup with Michael Bourn Signing

Michael Bourn will be the Cleveland Indians centerfielder for years to come

I don’t think Cleveland Indians fans can accuse owner Larry Dolan of being cheap this off-season after signing Nick Swisher, Mark Reynolds, Brett Myers, and now Michael Bourn during the off-season. They have also signed half of the 2004 All-Star […]

Saying Goodbye to Grady Sizemore

Grady Sizemore giving his all for the Cleveland Indians

This is the hardest goodbye to say for me as a Cleveland Indians fan as Grady Sizemore was the face of the franchise from 2005 to 2009. Much has been written about the famous Bartolo Colon trade in 2002 which […]

Cleveland Indians Spring Training Preview: The Rotation

The Cleveland Indians are counting on Justin Masterson

The Cleveland Indians enter Spring Training with a new manager and a number of key players at new spots. We begin with our Spring Training preview with a look at the prospective starting rotation: The locks to make the rotation: […]

Saying Goodbye to Travis Hafner

Travis Hafner signed with the New York Yankees today, ending his 10 season tenure with the Cleveland Indians. Hafner was acquired by the Indians with Aaron Myette from the Texas Rangers in exchange for backup catcher Einar Diaz and failed […]

Cleveland Indians Off-Season Review: Signing Brett Myers

New Cleveland Indians starter Brett Myers

The Cleveland Indians‘ pitching staff ranked 26th in Fangraphs WAR and 28th in xFIP in 2012. The Indians have no hope of contention until they are able to correct this. They are hoping for Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez to revert to […]

Cleveland Indians Off-Season in Review: Terry Francona Hired

Terry Francona hired as new Cleveland Indians manager

The hiring of Terry Francona as manager of the Cleveland Indians was the most important move of their off-season, even more important than the Shin-Soo Choo trade and the Nick Swisher signing. It was apparent at the end of the […]

Saying Goodbye to Roberto Hernandez

Roberto Hernandez pitched for 7 years in Cleveland

The MLB off-season is not just about the analysis of who your favorite team adds, it is a time to look back on the career of players that move on. The Cleveland Indians said goodbye to a number of core players from […]

Cleveland Indians Off-Season in Review: The Minor Moves

Scott Kazmir hopes to make a comeback

This is a potpourri of minor signings and trades made by the Cleveland Indians this off-season: Traded SP Jeanmar Gomez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for OF Quincy Latimore – This trade was made so the Indians could find some room […]

Cleveland Indians Sign Ryan Rayburn and Ben Francisco

Ben Francisco signed with the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians signed OF’s Ryan Raburn and Ben Francisco to minor-league deals with an invitation to Spring Training. I like both of these signings because the Indians need more depth at the major league level, especially in the outfield. Rayburn […]

Cleveland Indians Sign Chris Perez, Justin Masterson, Four Others

Chris Perez avoided arbitration with the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with six players by signing closer Chris Perez, starter Justin Masterson, outfielder Drew Stubbs, catcher Lou Marson and relievers Joe Smith and Matt Albers to one year deals. The only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player is […]

Cleveland Indians Off-Season in Review – The Shin-Soo Choo Trade

Shin-Soo Choo now a member of the Cincinnati Reds

We continue our review of the Cleveland Indians‘ off-season with the three-team trade involving the Indians, the Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks which resulted in Shin-Soo Choo leaving town. What the Indians Gave Up: Shin-Soo Choo, OF (to Cincinnati) - Choo […]

San Diego Padres 2013 Projected Rotation

Edinson Volquez will be the Padres ace this year

In 2012, only two pitchers on the entire San Diego Padres roster pitched more than 100 innings – Clayton Richard and Edinson Volquez. The Padres were 29th in MLB in pitching WAR per Fangraphs.com. General manager Josh Byrnes has quite […]