Carlos Santana is back with the 2019 Cleveland Indians and it is a beautiful thing. Here’s why.
Hand-wringing is in fashion this offseason when discussing the 2019 Cleveland Indians. Let’s not forget this is still an incredible and fun team.
Whether the Indians trade Corey Kluber, or don’t trade Kluber, it sure feels like a win-lose scenario, either way.
The Indians have maneuvered themselves into a position where they could use some DH pop. Evan Gattis and Mike Moustakas are reasonable targets.
The Indians made a flurry of moves. No frontline starter traded, but some interesting prospects added.
In the winter of 2017, the Indians signed Yonder Alonso coming off a career year to replace the exiting Carlos Santana. Just a year later the Indians have returned to stasis with Santana in the fold as well as Jake Bauers and Bobby Bradley waiting in the wings; Yonder Alonso became an $8 million afterthought.
On paper it would be easy to argue the Indians got worse by trading Edwin Encarnacion. In the game of baseball, it’s not so easy to make that conclusion.
The Cleveland Indians made a couple of bold moves in reshaping the 2019 roster.
Yonder Alonso and Carlos Santana will be forever linked, as the former was signed to replace the latter. Does comparing them do justice to the “cost per win” argument?
Though he signed a deal in the offseason for fewer years and dollars, Yonder Alonso is having a better offensive year than Carlos Santana, the player he replaced.
The Cleveland Indians are ready to put the 2017-2018 Hot Stove season behind them…and newsflash…they’re going to be really good. Take a “quick” and somewhat fun look with WFNY’s Jim Pete, at what the Indians look like to start the year off.
Numerous WFNY writers endeavored to build a list of the 10 best Indians since the opening of Jacobs Field. The requirements being that the player had to play in Jacobs Field but their entire track record may be considered. You will notice considerable differences in the list often tied to whether the individual valued longevity or peak production or both equally.
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.
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.
Major League Baseball has experienced a sea change of sorts over the past year and a half with the baseball and launch angle adjustments serving as the under current. The service level changes which are best demonstrated in home run frequency have forced teams to make various adjustments and shifted player value based on specific
The value of Carlos Santana over the years can’t just be measured in pure numbers. His roster and line-up flexibility may have been the best in Major League baseball, and while that “stat” is hard to value, it has allowed the Indians to make moves other teams couldn’t.
The Indians are making a gamble that Yonder Alonso is a changed man.
WFNY’s Gage Will and Joe Gerberry discuss the slow moving offseason and how it impacts the Cleveland Indians.
The Carlos Santana era with the Cleveland Indians has ended. Everyone from Anderson Hernandez to Jerad Head to Giovanny Urshela has played with him. Here’s one more post to show our appreciation.
Carlos Santana has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies, adding to the list of departing Indians.