Francisco Mejia’s positional uncertainty. The new Tyler Naquin. Minor league plate appearance dispersion. And more. The third installment of the Corner of Hot Takes and Ontario podcast.
It sounds crazy, adding a starting pitcher this late in spring training when theoretically all your starters are healthy, but I think the Tribe should add to the depth and sign free agent Alex Cobb to a one year deal.
WFNY’s Jim Pete discusses how Terry Francona handles spring training, and how April and May are months in which Francona continues to make roster decisions, with an eye on August and September. He also takes a look at a thread of questions that could relate to each other, starting with Michael Brantley’s health, and how it could domino in April.
WFNY’s Jim Pete takes a look at Jason Kipnis’s past, to help predict his future. Will Kipnis regain his All-Star form as the Indians’ second baseman, or will he find himself without a position again, and struggling to find his form after a bad 2017?
It was time for the Cleveland Indians.. Jason Kipnis’s Tribe, to take the final step. And then 2017 happened, and as far as steps go towards a World Championship, what’s the old saying…”one step forward, and two steps back?” Is Kipnis ready to right the ship?
Last year, Andrew Miller turned into a different pitcher. Giving up more fly balls and line drives should have spelled doom but another story unfolded.
With a little over a week into Spring Training, WFNY’s Mike Hattery brings you a Spring Training notebook of insights and news.
Not much seems to be expected from Jason Kipnis or Tyler Naquin in 2018, but the two Cleveland Indian players were beloved not too long ago.
If Carlos Carrasco carries this pitch usage change into the 2018 season he will have unlocked another level of performance, the new level being Cy Young Award Caliber starter.
The 2018 Cleveland Indians have a ton of talent amassed on their outfield depth chart. Of course, all of the potential options have a huge variance in their expected production for this season. Here is where the team stands today.
Being one of the lone new guys on a World Series contender can be tough, but Yonder Alonso seems to be fitting in quite well with his new club. His personality seems to fit just right with his Indians teammates.
A key part of the Indians’ World Series run in 2016, Rajai Davis has returned to the Indians. The veteran outfielder has signed a Minor League contract with Cleveland, which includes an invite to Spring Training with the big league club.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -John F. Kennedy While the Indians are positioned brilliantly to contend for a 2018 World Series title, the future beyond 2018 remains tenuous and one that many Indians fans have discussed as a
While good outcomes can come out of horrible processes, the Michael Brantley timeline is one for the ages.
Melvin Upton is a cheap upside play to replace a hugely productive Austin Jackson season but Upton comes with some immediate advantages as well.
Ash Day has been an independent blogger writing about the Cleveland Indians since 2013. He has a unique perspective as we highlight his latest for the 2018 Cleveland Indians pitchers and catchers report day.
Jose Ramirez fits the profile of a former Indians second baseman. The breakout and numbers align.
Mike Clevinger’s position of appreciation on the Cleveland Profession Baseball Club is irrelevant. Never the less, Clevinger had a major breakout in 2017 which may have foreshadowed the future of the Cleveland rotation. Clevinger’s surface level performance was exquisite, a 3.11 ERA against and his FIP of 3.85 while suggesting a bit of cluster-luck was still strong considering the league’s elevated run scoring.
The lukewarm stove heated up a bit on Wednesday afternoon. Rumors circulated that the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox had discussed a deal in the framework of Edwin Encarnacion in exchange for Jackie Bradley Jr. WFNY’s own Joe Gerberry took a dive into that topic yesterday. Essentially, the Indians were interested in trading an aging above average hitting DH on a mediocre contract for a plus-plus defensive outfielder with an up and down hitting resume. Though Bradley Jr. has more upside than Encarnacion from a value perspective, the focal point of the trade seemed to be monetary.
Reports today surfaced with the news that the Cleveland Indians had trade talks with the Boston Red Sox centered around Edwin Encarnacion and Jackie Bradley Jr.