Expectations are messy. They basically put a picture in the brains of fans that things are owed to them. The perception on Bradley Zimmer will forever be cloudy due to unrealistic expectations
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.
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.
While good outcomes can come out of horrible processes, the Michael Brantley timeline is one for the ages.
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.
We know that Chris Antonetti has come out and said that Cleveland is pretty much out of the market for any more free agents, having spent what little money they have on the Michael Brantley option and signing free agent Elevation Revelation connoisseur Yonder Alonso. That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate what can happen in
Discussions about Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis should elicit wonder of their place in franchise history or excitement of future contributions towards what promises to be a World Series contending ballclub. However, instead, any positive memories or hope for the future from them has been displaced with anger, resentment, and frustration.
Surprising projections for 2018 Cleveland Indians players from Fangraphs Steamer projection system for the Indians are detailed.
MLB Winter Meetings are starting up and there are tons of rumors about the Cleveland Indians floating around from Jason Kipnis trade talks to Matt Adams and even some Carlos Santana reports.
Is Carlos Santana “mostly dead” to the Cleveland Indians? Is Terry Francona faultless because of his regular season winning, and near World Series championship? WFNY’s Jim Pete and Mike Hattery do what they do best, skirt the edges of what folks want to talk about regarding the Indians, and get to the real meat and potatoes of the Tribe’s hot stove season.
The Cleveland Indians have a whole bunch of questions in their 2018 outfield, but the Tribe might just stand pat. Here is a list of their most probable possibilities.
The Cleveland Indians financial plans likely include Carlos Santana’s potential 2018 salary, regardless of how the market plays out. The only questions remaining are whether or not he wants to come back, and whether or not the Indians want a five-year deal.
The Cleveland Indians trade value list is not a pure ranking based on ability but rather balancing skill, contract value, age, and expected value generation in the multi-year context.
Double the Z, double the Flava. Tito Boyzz might bring about an earlier close to the contention window than necessary for the current era of the Cleveland Indians.
It’s probably not a coincidence that Jimmy Haslam sold his family’s business just a few weeks prior to former employees going on trial for a fraud scheme.
The 2018 Cleveland Indians are set to pay Jason Kipnis some substantial money, but no one knows where he fits on the baseball diamond. Can he regain his previous batting prowess and make Tribe fans not care where we need to shoehorn him in or should he be traded?
Ezekial Elliott’s suspension, Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case, Papa John’s statement, NFL injuries, Michael Brantley, Josh Tomlin, and the Houston Astros all make appearances today.
The Cleveland Indians opted in on Michael Brantley’s contract. It could pay off for the Tribe, but there are a bunch of risk items to evaluate with it.
The Cleveland Indians officially exercise the 2018 options for both Michael Brantley and Josh Tomlin.
The Cleveland Indians have made some missteps and there are many worries about others that might be coming.