Free Francisco Lindor! (Or don’t the Indians need at least one player who can catch a ball?)
Apparently, Roberto Perez can catch the ball.
Right-hander Carlos Carrasco was hit in the face in the first inning by a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera and had to be taken off the field on a motorized stretcher.
Carrasco suffered a bruised jaw, but X-rays at Lutheran Medical Center showed no signs of a concussion or head injury. It is not known how many starts Carrasco will miss.
Scary moment in last night’s Indians game. It looks like Carrasco is going to be OK - if so, he’s a very lucky man.
He certainly did.
Zach McAllister and T.J. House earned the final two jobs in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation.
ZIPS projects Salazar for 2.7 WAR, but what do stats know?
The Indians have optioned struggling right-hander Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus.
In doing so they have reduced the competition for the fourth and fifth spots in the starting rotation to Zach McAllister, T.J. House and Josh Tomlin. McAllister is out of options so he’s guaranteed a spot on the staff regardless it’s as a starter or reliever. House and Tomlin have options.
The Reds hit Salazar hard Thursday at Goodyear Ballpark in ...
3. Chicago White Sox
Worst Offseason Move: None. Seriously, the Pale Hose didn’t put a foot wrong this winter. Although, when we spoke a few weeks ago, Hahn getting fired up about a minor league deal for 36-year-old Brad Penny might’ve been a bit much.
I think it would have been fair to place the David Robertson deal here.
The last time Sports Illustrated anointed the Cleveland Indians as favorites to win the World Series was 1987.
With Joe Carter (who would have his own World Series moment years later) and Cory Snyder on the cover, SI declared that “Cleveland is the Best Team in the American League.”
No, this is not the script of the movie “Major League,” as the previous five seasons before 1987 Cleveland finished 5th, 7th, 6th, 7th and 6th in the American League East.
Well, 1987 was no different as ...
Here’s a touching story about Bobby Ison and his brother Jared.
From what I’ve seen I’m predicting House and McAllister.
Al Rosen’s success in baseball didn’t end after he left the diamond for the final time.
A muscular third baseman for the Cleveland Indians who won the 1953 AL MVP and later worked in the front offices of several teams, died Friday. He was 91…In 1953, Rosen batted .336 with 43 homers and 145 RBIs. He nearly won the Triple Crown, but was beaten out in for the batting title by Washington’s Mickey Vernon, who hit .337. Rosen was unanimously picked the AL’s top player.
..Rosen is the only person ...
May his memory be for a blessing.
Al Rosen, the American League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1953, died at his home in California on Friday at age 91.
The former third baseman for the Cleveland Indians also was president of the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants.
He also was proud to be a Jew, and he refused to play on the High Holy Days.
Rosen was born in South Carolina and moved to Miami at a very young age. He was known to be proud of being a Jew and ...
@BauerOutage Honest question, man. Do you ever feel like you’re overthinking on the mound?
@Brill_Grates I know that question shouldn’t make me mad but it kinda does. That term “over thinking” is so annoying
I don’t see an article on this yet, so here’s just the raw feed. Trevor Bauer would prefer you not to try to guess what’s going on his head as he pitches.
But is he any good?
Former professional baseball player Jim King of Elkins died Monday in Fayetteville.
He was 82.
An outfielder, King played 11 seasons with six major-league teams. He began his major-league career in 1955 with the Chicago Cubs where he played two seasons. His first at-bat came at Wrigley Field, where he had a pinch-hit double against eventual Hall of Famer Robin Roberts.
King went on to play a year for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. He didn’t play in the majors in the 1959 ...
Updates on the Indians.
Tabs was clutch man.
I think about Tabler now because of an email sent by Tom Tango referencing a contradiction in my Strat-O-Matic post. On the one hand, I say I don’t like the horseshoes on Strat-O cards that reference a players ability to hit in the clutch (I have been told by several people that these were actually added to regulate a player’s RBI totals so that they somewhat mirror what happened during the season but it’s the same general thing). On the other hand, I say that I did ...
Pittsburgh Press, February 20, 1915:
One writer suggests that the Cleveland Americans be called the Submarines, because they are always on the bottom. The only objection is that the Cincinnati Reds might dispute this title.
...and elsewhere on the same page:
After being with a second-division team for several years Lajoie has got renewed ambition. He has got something worth while to work for in 1915.
“I can hardly wait for the time to go south,” said Lajoie. “It has been several years since I ...
6. Seattle Mariners
Probably unintentional, but the number 6 meme lives!
“Hurry up and lose so we can all get home!”
The Indians are trying something new this season, with six weeknight games in April and May being designated with 6:10 p.m. start times. Those games fall on the following dates:
• Tuesday, April 14 vs. Chicago
• Monday, April 27 vs. Kansas City
• Tuesday, April 28 vs. Kansas City
• Wednesday, April 29 vs. Kansas City
• Tuesday, May 12 vs. St. Louis
• Wednesday, May 13 vs. St. Louis
When asked about the reasoning behind the 6:10 p.m. ...
Jeff Sullivan breaks down Carlos Carrasco emergence as a quality starter last season.
The problem with mechanical fixes is they can be kind of like momentum: they’re only as good as the next day’s game. Ubaldo Jimenez looked like he was fixed, until he wasn’t fixed anymore. On the other hand, that’s one example, and unlike Carlos Carrasco, Jimenez no longer has Mickey Callaway as a coach. Probably, Carrasco isn’t going to be as good as Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez going forward. ...
“We’ve talked to Bournie a lot,” said Francona. “He’s one of the most conscientious and nicest kids you’ll ever meet. But quite frankly, whether it’s because of injuries or not, he hasn’t been the kind of guy who wreaks the havoc that we kind of envisioned when we signed him when it comes to stolen bases.”
“I’d answer that more categorically,” Shapiro told reporters on Sunday. “Corey represents all of the things we look for in players: dependable, reliable person, committed to his work ethic, talented. Then you look at contracts and you say, ‘Can we find that point where we’re both comfortable with the shared risk?’ We don’t know that right now. That’s something that we’ll have to look at.
“As prioritization of the calendar goes, it’s something we’ll probably look at over the next couple of ...
Pittsburgh Press, January 20, 1915:
The Cleveland Naps are to be called Indians hereafter. Unless all signs fail, the Indians are in for a scalping next summer.
Possibly the owners of the Cleveland club, by changing the name of the Sixth City club from “Naps” to “Indians” had in mind the Boston Braves.
This makes so much more sense than the strained explanation about honoring Louis Sockalexis.
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