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Who will be the last reliever to jump on bullpen bus for Cleveland Indians?

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Shawn Armstrong, Mike Clevinger, Joe Colon, Perci Garner, Nick Goody are among leading candidates to win a spot in the Indians' bullpen.
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Will changing the intentional walk rule ruin baseball?

Cleveland.com (The Tylt) — Critics say MLB is trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist.
  • New: 1 hr 52 min ago

Indians pitchers don't mind new intentional walk rule, but they'll miss seeing 'crazy things' happen

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "I never had a problem with it," said Tribe reliever Dan Otero. "I thought it was a unique part of the game. We've seen some games won and lost on a play like that."
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Cleveland Indians fans starting to break small-market barrier -- Terry Pluto (video)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — Cleveland Is the smallest city with an NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball franchise. Can fans support all three teams?
  • New: 6 hr 52 min ago

Cleveland Indians GM Mike Chernoff takes us inside the Edwin Encarnacion decision: Takes By The Lake podcast

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — On the latest episode of the Takes by the Lake podcast, Indians GM Mike Chernoff takes us inside the Edwin Encarnacion negotiations, and also previews the upcoming season.
  • New: 7 hr 52 min ago

Terry Francona doesn't have plans for Carlos Santana to play left field: Zack Meisel's musings

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — Carlos Santana has reminded Terry Francona that if the manager needs him to cover left field, he's all for it.
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Brandon Guyer knows lefties: Six things we learned from Cleveland Indians' spring training

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — From Ryan Raburn to Brandon Guyer, the Indians have had good fortune over the last four years when it comes to finding right-handed hitters who can hit left-handed pitcher.
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'He paid his price': Abraham Almonte grateful to be competing for a roster spot this spring

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "He missed out on a lot of fun stuff with us, and we missed him," said Tribe manager Terry Francona. "But he doesn't have to worry about that anymore. He paid his price and moved on."
  • 21 hr 32 min ago

Will April be the cruelest month yet again when the Browns are on the clock? --

Cleveland.com (Bud Shaw, cleveland.com) — Cleveland sports fans wonder about the Browns trade philosophy, what constitutes batting practice and whether the SI jinx is real.
  • 21 hr 46 min ago

Major League Baseball changes intentional walk rule: See reaction from players and fans (poll)

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Major League Baseball will change its intentional walk rule in order to speed up games. See reaction from players and fans.
  • 21 hr 58 min ago

Ryan Merritt tabbed to start Cleveland Indians' spring training opener on Saturday

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — The southpaw will start the Indians' spring opener on Saturday against the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. Merritt, who turned 25 on Tuesday, was an overnight sensation last October.
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Facebook in talks to live stream MLB games, report says

Cleveland.com (Joey Morona, cleveland.com) — The deal, which would require the approval of MLB's team owners, would give the league access to Facebook's reach of 1.86 billion monthly active users.
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Barring injuries, young outfielders are destined for Triple-A, not Indians' Opening Day roster: Zack Meisel's musings

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "I think they fall into the group of younger guys trying to make a good first impression," Francona said. "Crazy things happen in this game, I get that. But I think we all feel like it would be in...
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Who will become Cleveland Indians top thief with Rajai Davis gone? Hey, Hoynsie

Cleveland.com (Paul Hoynes, cleveland.com) — Well-preserved Rajai Davis, who led the American League last season with 43 steals for the Indians, now plays for Oakland. Who will replace Davis as the Indians' top thief this year?
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Michael Brantley hopeful that the dark days of a grueling recovery process are behind him

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — "I learned a lot about myself," Brantley said Tuesday. "You have to be mentally tough. You're going to have good days and bad days, but just stick to the course, stick to the plan, don't try to do...
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Cleveland Indians aren't concerned about a lack of leadership with Mike Napoli now in enemy territory

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — How will the Indians cope without their primary leader from last year? They'll rely on their World Series experience.
  • 2 days ago

Cleveland Indians' Hall of Fame will have no new members in 2017

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — There will not be a Hall of Fame ceremony at Progressive Field this summer.
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Reducing the speed limit on Indians ace Corey Kluber is no big deal -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

Cleveland.com (Bud Shaw, cleveland.com) — The Cleveland Indians have slowed down Corey Kluber in spring training after. The decision seems far more proactive than a legitimate reason for concern.
  • 2 days ago

Can you correctly spell Edwin Encarnacion's last name? Let's see how fans at Tribe Fest did (video)

Cleveland.com (Nick Cucuzza, cleveland.com) — We asked people at Tribe Fest to attempt to spell the last name of Edwin Encarnacion, the slugger who was acquired by the Cleveland Indians over the off-season.
  • 2 days ago

The Edwin Encarnacion-Mike Clevinger sequel was less dramatic, but Clevinger again came out looking strong

Cleveland.com (Zack Meisel, cleveland.com) — Clevinger and Encarnacion squared off in a live batting practice session on Monday at the Indians' spring training complex. It's their second-ever encounter, and it carried far less hype than the...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

The Indians outfield won’t stir the drink

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — A Stroll through the outfield, series wrap. Over the past week, some four or five thousand words have been spilled looking hard at the makeup of the 2017 Cleveland Indians outfield. You can read...
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Cleveland Indians spring training rotation set

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — For the first five games, anyway. With real real-ish baseball games in the form of spring training mere days away, the Cleveland Indians have solidified their starting rotation for the first...
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Babe Ruthless, the baseball monster

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Maybe he should have learned what a curveball was. Babe Ruthless never stood a chance. Though, to be fair, almost no monsters born into the world of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have a...
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Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Martinez vying for Cleveland Indians utility role

Lets Go Tribe! (westbrook) — Morning News and Notes for February 22, 2017 Z's are wild! The Indians UI job candidates are Erik Gonzalez , Ronny Rodriguez, and because he has compromising video of Terry Francona, Michael...
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Michael Brantley and managing unknowns

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — The Indians could have used their smooth left fielder last year. What will this year bring from the Doctor? It is a true joy to think about Michael Brantley coming back to play full time. The...
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Brandon Guyer is ready to contribute in 2017

Lets Go Tribe! (Tyler Griffith) — Morning news and notes for Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Baseball is (sort of) back now that the full squad is in camp for the Cleveland Indians. They still haven’t begun to play their spring...
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Terry Francona to speak with Jim Leyland about Andrew Miller’s WBC usage

Lets Go Tribe! (Jason Philipps) — Morning news and notes for Monday, February 20, 2017 Here’s to a great week ahead! Tribe News Terry Francona plans to talk to Team USA manager Jim Leyland about Andrew Miller's usage in the...
  • 3 days ago

Cleveland Indians ticket sales up dramatically from 2016

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — Morning news and notes for Sunday, February 19, 2017. Indians News Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' about 1 million tickets sold -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com For reference,...
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Indians players don’t agree with Kyrie Irving’s flat earth stupidity

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Thinking the earth is flat is not a theory, it’s called being wrong. If anything good came out of Kyrie Irving’s recent revelation that he is actually a grown-ass man who thinks the earth is...
  • 4 days ago
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Cody Allen will remain Cleveland Indians closer

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Andrew Miller’s beard will handle he rest. Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona could probably kill the closer role if he so desired, but he only uses his powers for good, not violence. As...
  • 4 days ago
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Lonnie Chisenhall, defensive specialist

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — A stroll through the Indians outfield, Part IV. If anything good has come out of Lonnie Chisenhall the last two years, it's the discovery that he's not bad at playing right field. That's a...
  • 5 days ago

Former Indian Nick Swisher announces retirement from baseball

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Morning news and notes for Saturday, February 18, 2017. So long, Swish. Baseball will miss your relentless optimism and boundless energy. Your love for the game was always on display for the...
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Week(s) in Indians Transactions: Prepping for spring training

Lets Go Tribe! (Ryan) — In which a good LOOGy came to those who waited. Latest 25-man/40-man Roster (click to embiggen) The Indians have been very active with the bottom 15 players on the 40-man...
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Grady Sizmore could have a huge impact on Tyler Naquin

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — A stroll through the Indians outfield, Part III. As we continue to explore the Cleveland Indians’ expected April outfield, the simple question must be asked: What is Tyler Naquin? He was so...
  • 6 days ago
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Charting Cleveland Indians projections

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Morning news and notes for Friday, February 17, 2017. Truck day! Pitchers and catchers! Grainy video of baseball players doing baseball things! ...ok it’s been three days I’m over it. Real...
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Mike Napoli signs with the Rangers, ending his short-lived era in Cleveland

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Though his bat wasn’t always there when the team needed it, Mike Napoli’s contributions to the Indians’ World Series run, and the city of Cleveland, should always be remembered. In signing an...
  • 7 days ago
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Who’s who among Cleveland Indians spring training non-roster invites

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt R. Lyons) — Buy your own copy of this post to put on your shelf for $49.99! Years ago, my mom, ever so proud of her high school son, obviously checked “Yes” when asked if she wanted said son put into a book...
  • 7 days ago
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Don’t expect to see Michael Brantley in action any time soon

Lets Go Tribe! (woodsmeister) — Morning news and notes for Thursday, February 16, 2017. The Indians are taking their time with Michael Brantley. Yesterday, Terry Francona announced that they are not ready to set a date for...
  • 7 days ago
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MLB rule tweaks that actually make sense

Lets Go Tribe! (Matt Schlichting) — Most of them, anyway... When it comes to the rules of the game, Major League Baseball is right to admit impediments and alter when it alteration finds. It is a game that we love, and as...
  • 8 days ago

It’s time to find out what the Cleveland Indians really have in Brandon Guyer

Lets Go Tribe! (Merritt Rohlfing) — A stroll through the Indians outfield, Part II. The Cleveland Indians have decided to go with a horrible, Frankenstein-ian experiment for the second straight year, and try to mold two half-men...
  • 8 days ago
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