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.
The Cleveland Indians should explore a trade with the newly outfield heavy Milwaukee Brewers.
WFNY’s Gage Will and Joe Gerberry discuss the slow moving offseason and how it impacts the Cleveland Indians.
Carlos Santana has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies, adding to the list of departing Indians.
Notes on the hot stove: Shaw leaves for Colorado, Indians eye backup option for Santana, and more trade speculation about Kipnis and Salazar.
On Jose Abreu trade rumors and the Cleveland Indians third base plans.
The 2017 Cleveland Indians have great reason for optimism as WFNY breaks down their roster in great detail to find the weak spots.
As one of the “favorites” to land him, the Cleveland Indians reportedly have a multiyear deal on the table with free agent first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.
Could the Cleveland Indians trade for Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen? More importantly, should the Cleveland Indians trade for Andrew McCutchen?
Both in terms of lineup depth and roster flexibility Matt Holliday is an upgrade over other cost-friendly free agency options for the Cleveland Indians.
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have signed free agent first baseman David Cooper to a major league contract. The contract is reported to be for one year. Cooper, 26, was originally signed by Cleveland on August 13th and appeared in 13 games between the Tribe’s rookie Arizona League club and Triple-A Columbus to finish out
As first reported by the New York Daily News‘ Mark Feinsand, the Indians and Nick Swisher have agreed to a 4 year deal worth $56 million. BREAKING: Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians. Vesting $14M option for a 5th year could make it $70M. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN)
The Tribe’s busy offseason marches on, as Paul Hoynes is reporting that OF Nick Swisher will visit Progressive Field this week: Swisher is the next big outfielder on the free-agent market following Josh Hamilton’s signing with the Angels last week. The Indians have been negotiating with him for much of the winter and he’s scheduled
If the Cleveland Indians move shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Arizona Diamondbacks, it would reportedly be a part of a four-team blockbuster trades involving multiple moving pieces, but at this stage is unlikely to happen at this point. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal helps clear the muddy waters by saying that in addition to the Tribe
The Cleveland Indians could already have their contingency plan in place in the event that they part ways with All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Tribe GM Chris Antonetti has been in discussion with the Los Angeles Dodgers for shortstop Dee Gordon. #Indians talking with #Dodgers about Dee Gordon, sources
Looking to add quality arms to a rotation in dire need of such, the Cleveland Indians are reportedly in talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks, discussing a deal that could ultimately net them Trevor Bauer, a highly touted right-handed prospect. The price: All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince reports that the two teams have been
The Cleveland Indians are reportedly “prime suitors” for veteran outfielder Shane Victorino. In dire need of adding talent at a position of need, the Indians, per ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, have emerged as the likely landing spot for the long-time Philadelphia Phillies outfielder. Chris Antonetti has long been a fan of Victorino with interest dating back
The New York Mets, while not dealing with Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, have decided to set their focus on improving their bullpen. Their target, per reports, is Cleveland Indians set-up man Vinnie Pestano. Citing sources, ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets covet the 27-year-old righty. The Mets pursued 36-year-old right-hander Joel Peralta, but
Already needing outfield help prior to the likely trading of right fielder Shin-Soo Choo, the Cleveland Indians are one of several teams reportedly interested in 32-year-old New York Mets outfielder Scott Hariston. Matt Loede of 92.3 The Fan reports that the Tribe join four playoff teams in the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New
I’m back with your weekly “search for the right-handed bat” update. As we stand on December 14th, the Indians are still on the hunt. Names keep getting bandied about, but nothing as of yet has happened. Last week’s Winter Meetings spawned conversations, including the now infamous Chris Antonetti “if I gave you 50 chances, you