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  • @Indians • 1d

    Let's Go Tribe: How MLB's proposed MiLB overhaul could affect the Indians

    Earlier this week, Baseball America released a lengthy breakdown of a forthcoming proposal from Major League Baseball in conjunction with Minor League Baseball. It's behind a paywall, but if you might still have a free story available if you don't frequent Baseball America. And if you're out of free stories, it's worth a subscription anyway.

    For those of you who can't read it, it basically boils down to this: Major League Baseball is seeking to streamline Minor League Baseball. That includes trimming 42 teams from the league, upgrading facilities, reorganizing MiLB's league structures, and even creating a "Dream League" for players who go undrafted and would otherwise be unlikely to make it to the majors any time soon.

    Earlier this week, Baseball America released a lengthy breakdown of a forthcoming proposal from Major League Baseball in conjunction with Minor League Baseball. It's behind a paywall, but if you might still have a free story available if you don't frequent Baseball America. And if you're out of free stories, it's worth a subscription anyway.

    For those of you who can't read it, it basically boils down to this: Major League Baseball is seeking to streamline Minor League Baseball. That includes trimming 42 teams from the league, upgrading facilities, reorganizing MiLB's league structures, and even creating a "Dream League" for players who go undrafted and would otherwise be unlikely to make it to the majors any time soon.

  • @Indians • 1d

    Let's Go Tribe: New MLB proposal slashes minor leagues by 25%

    The good news - minor league salaries would go up. The bad news - there would be 25% fewer minor leaguers to pay.

    What are the Cleveland Indians plans for Bobby Bradley in 2020? Hey, Hoynsie - cleveland.com - People have questions. Inexplicably, some want answers from Hoynsie!

    Indians Inbox: Franmil Reyes' role and outfielders | Cleveland Indians - People have questions. People who want better answers seek Mandy Bell.

    Big Leaguer Zach Plesac shares wisdom with Juneau youth | Juneau Empire - He's pitched in Fenway Park, struck out the reigning MVP of Major League Baseball and been profiled by Forbes.

    The good news - minor league salaries would go up. The bad news - there would be 25% fewer minor leaguers to pay.

    What are the Cleveland Indians plans for Bobby Bradley in 2020? Hey, Hoynsie - cleveland.com - People have questions. Inexplicably, some want answers from Hoynsie!

    Indians Inbox: Franmil Reyes' role and outfielders | Cleveland Indians - People have questions. People who want better answers seek Mandy Bell.

    Big Leaguer Zach Plesac shares wisdom with Juneau youth | Juneau Empire - He's pitched in Fenway Park, struck out the reigning MVP of Major League Baseball and been profiled by Forbes.

  • @Indians • 2d

    Fansided: Cleveland Indians: CC Sabathia and watching a career end

    CC Sabathia spent less than half his career in a Cleveland Indians uniform.

    But Cleveland is where he got his start and where his star began to grow. That is why watching him walk off the mound in pain was tough not only for baseball fans in general, but Indians fans in particular.

    Thursday night marked Sabathia's final outing as 2019 was declared to be his farewell season. He wasn't going quietly, though, as he was on the mound in the ALCS. Then he walked off the mound in visible pain and frustration.

    CC Sabathia spent less than half his career in a Cleveland Indians uniform.

    But Cleveland is where he got his start and where his star began to grow. That is why watching him walk off the mound in pain was tough not only for baseball fans in general, but Indians fans in particular.

    Thursday night marked Sabathia's final outing as 2019 was declared to be his farewell season. He wasn't going quietly, though, as he was on the mound in the ALCS. Then he walked off the mound in visible pain and frustration.

  • @Indians • 2d

    Let's Go Tribe: Finding the little things this October

    There's nothing really good to glean from the 2019 playoffs for an Indians fan.

    There are certainly things to focus on that bring little more than sadness, like Yandy Diaz showing up big time or the constant reminder that in baseball, money can be a huge boost to a team's likelihood of success. If the Indians were the ones with Giancarlo Stanton, for instance, they'd be crippled with his inability to play. The Yankees have just shrugged it off all year. Yes, it's right to see little more than disappointment with this crop of non-Indians playoff teams. There's some silver linings though, right?

    There's nothing really good to glean from the 2019 playoffs for an Indians fan.

    There are certainly things to focus on that bring little more than sadness, like Yandy Diaz showing up big time or the constant reminder that in baseball, money can be a huge boost to a team's likelihood of success. If the Indians were the ones with Giancarlo Stanton, for instance, they'd be crippled with his inability to play. The Yankees have just shrugged it off all year. Yes, it's right to see little more than disappointment with this crop of non-Indians playoff teams. There's some silver linings though, right?

  • @Indians • 2d

    Fansided: Cleveland Indians: Finally moving past the October 2016 nostalgia

    I have not watched Rajai Davis' legendary Game 7 home run in a few months. That is probably a record for me since he gave Cleveland Indians fans new life in the 2016 World Series.

    Honestly I have not thought much about that postseason as of late. Once again, a record.

    Then my Spotify was on shuffle and this famous song blared through my phone speakers.

    In the case you didn't watch the team in 2016 or just never noticed, this song was Jason Kipnis' walk-up song and essentially the song of the season.

    I have not watched Rajai Davis' legendary Game 7 home run in a few months. That is probably a record for me since he gave Cleveland Indians fans new life in the 2016 World Series.

    Honestly I have not thought much about that postseason as of late. Once again, a record.

    Then my Spotify was on shuffle and this famous song blared through my phone speakers.

    In the case you didn't watch the team in 2016 or just never noticed, this song was Jason Kipnis' walk-up song and essentially the song of the season.

  • @Indians • 2d

    Let's Go Tribe: Aaron Civale's emergence helped to stabilize a battered rotation

    We're counting down to our top-10 best Indians players of 2019 as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe staff. Follow along here, and keep reading until October 26 when the team MVP is revealed.

    Aaron Civale started the 2019 season in Akron. After five starts there and eight more in Columbus, the Cleveland Indians--due to a plague of injuries--called him up to the show.

    If this sounds unusually familiar, there's a reason for that. Shane Bieber started the 2018 season in Akron. After five starts there and eight more in Columbus, the Tribe called him up, as well.

    We're counting down to our top-10 best Indians players of 2019 as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe staff. Follow along here, and keep reading until October 26 when the team MVP is revealed.

    Aaron Civale started the 2019 season in Akron. After five starts there and eight more in Columbus, the Cleveland Indians--due to a plague of injuries--called him up to the show.

    If this sounds unusually familiar, there's a reason for that. Shane Bieber started the 2018 season in Akron. After five starts there and eight more in Columbus, the Tribe called him up, as well.

  • @Indians • 2d

    Let's Go Tribe: Oscar Mercado delivered on hope

    We're counting down to our top-10 best Indians players of 2019 as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe staff. Follow along here, and keep reading until October 26 when the team MVP is revealed.

    The success rate on prospects, as we know, does not equal the hype that comes with them overall. Oscar Mercado always stood out as a glimmer of hope for the Indians' questionable outfield entering the 2019 season, and upon his call-up in mid-May, the 24-year-old backed it up.

    Occasionally, these prospects have solid-to-great seasons, then are figured out and fade into obscurity (see: Coghlan, Chris; or Crosby, Bobby).

    We're counting down to our top-10 best Indians players of 2019 as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe staff. Follow along here, and keep reading until October 26 when the team MVP is revealed.

    The success rate on prospects, as we know, does not equal the hype that comes with them overall. Oscar Mercado always stood out as a glimmer of hope for the Indians' questionable outfield entering the 2019 season, and upon his call-up in mid-May, the 24-year-old backed it up.

    Occasionally, these prospects have solid-to-great seasons, then are figured out and fade into obscurity (see: Coghlan, Chris; or Crosby, Bobby).

  • @Indians • 3d

    Let's Go Tribe: Roberto Perez has bone spurs in ankle removed, not expected to miss any time in 2020

    Indians starting catcher Roberto Perez underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, the team announced on Thursday.

    Medical Update

    +C Roberto Perez underwent arthroscopic surgery this morning to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.
    +Procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.
    +Expected to be ready for unrestricted baseball activity at the start of Spring Training.-- Tribeinsider (@tribeinsider) October 17, 2019

    Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the operation, is about as good as you can get as far as getting a guy to remove junk from athlete's ankles.

    Indians starting catcher Roberto Perez underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, the team announced on Thursday.

    Medical Update

    +C Roberto Perez underwent arthroscopic surgery this morning to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.
    +Procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.
    +Expected to be ready for unrestricted baseball activity at the start of Spring Training.-- Tribeinsider (@tribeinsider) October 17, 2019

    Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the operation, is about as good as you can get as far as getting a guy to remove junk from athlete's ankles.

  • @Indians • 3d

    NEO Sports Insiders: Indians Catcher Roberto Perez Has Surgery on Right Ankle

    After a successful season being installed as the number one catcher on the roster, Indians backstop Roberto Perez had surgery Thursday morning to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

    The team announced that Perez had the surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin by Dr. Robert Andrews.

    The 30-year-old catcher this past season hit .239 for the Tribe, playing in 119 games. He set a career-high with 24 homers and 63 runs batted in.

    Perez became the starter when the Indians traded popular catcher Yan Gomes to the World Series bound Washington Nationals for a pair of prospects, outfielder Daniel Johnson, and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez.

    After a successful season being installed as the number one catcher on the roster, Indians backstop Roberto Perez had surgery Thursday morning to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

    The team announced that Perez had the surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin by Dr. Robert Andrews.

    The 30-year-old catcher this past season hit .239 for the Tribe, playing in 119 games. He set a career-high with 24 homers and 63 runs batted in.

    Perez became the starter when the Indians traded popular catcher Yan Gomes to the World Series bound Washington Nationals for a pair of prospects, outfielder Daniel Johnson, and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez.

  • @Indians • 4d

    Fansided: Catching up with former Cleveland Indians in October

    The 2019 Cleveland Indians are not participating in the 2019 postseason, but there sure are (or were) a ton of players from past iterations in the final rounds of baseball's seven-month fight.

    One of them-catcher Yan Gomes-just helped the Washington Nationals punch their ticket to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. Several more are battling it out in the ALCS, with varying levels of involvement and success: Michael Brantley, Joe Smith, CC Sabathia, Edwin Encarnacion, and Gio Urshela.

    Painful though it may be to see players who last wore the Tribe uniform as recently as 2018 in the playoffs with new teams, only a handful of the ex-Indians in this year's October field have actually performed well.

    The 2019 Cleveland Indians are not participating in the 2019 postseason, but there sure are (or were) a ton of players from past iterations in the final rounds of baseball's seven-month fight.

    One of them-catcher Yan Gomes-just helped the Washington Nationals punch their ticket to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. Several more are battling it out in the ALCS, with varying levels of involvement and success: Michael Brantley, Joe Smith, CC Sabathia, Edwin Encarnacion, and Gio Urshela.

    Painful though it may be to see players who last wore the Tribe uniform as recently as 2018 in the playoffs with new teams, only a handful of the ex-Indians in this year's October field have actually performed well.

  • @Indians • 4d

    Fansided: Cleveland Indians: Free agents to avoid this winter

    Don't look now, but October is halfway over. One team has already clinched its spot in the World Series (my sincerest congratulations to the Washington Nationals). Time flies when you're watching other teams have fun, right? Or something like that?

    Anyway, with November coming up faster than we realize, there's a flurry of speculation coming with it regarding which teams should be in on which free agents this winter. The Cleveland Indians don't often find themselves at the center of many of these discussions due to their historical tendency not to be an aggressive participant in the market.

    Don't look now, but October is halfway over. One team has already clinched its spot in the World Series (my sincerest congratulations to the Washington Nationals). Time flies when you're watching other teams have fun, right? Or something like that?

    Anyway, with November coming up faster than we realize, there's a flurry of speculation coming with it regarding which teams should be in on which free agents this winter. The Cleveland Indians don't often find themselves at the center of many of these discussions due to their historical tendency not to be an aggressive participant in the market.

  • @Indians • 4d

    Let's Go Tribe: Brad Hand's strong start to 2019 kept Indians afloat

    We're counting down to our top-10 best Indians players of 2019 as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe staff. Follow along here, and keep reading until October 26 when the team MVP is revealed.

    When you think of the Indians' rough start this season, what comes to mind?

    Try to push past the searing pain of 30% of a lineup occupied by Max Moroff, Eric Stamets, and the shambling remains of Hanley Ramirez. Think about the few games they actually managed to win before the Twins started to rocket off into the stars above.

    We're counting down to our top-10 best Indians players of 2019 as voted on by the Let's Go Tribe staff. Follow along here, and keep reading until October 26 when the team MVP is revealed.

    When you think of the Indians' rough start this season, what comes to mind?

    Try to push past the searing pain of 30% of a lineup occupied by Max Moroff, Eric Stamets, and the shambling remains of Hanley Ramirez. Think about the few games they actually managed to win before the Twins started to rocket off into the stars above.

  • @Indians • 4d

    Fansided: Cleveland Indians: Three players who could be traded this offseason

    The Cleveland Indians are all about staying competitive on a budget.

    That is why a $300 million deal for Francisco Lindor doesn't seem too likely. But that is a story for another day.

    For now I want to focus on a few players who could be traded this offseason. Operating on such a tight budget means the front office could be looking to move some expensive talent in order to acquire younger, cheaper talent that is under team control for years to come.

    At this point I won't include Lindor. I highly doubt he will be traded this offseason unless he openly requests one, and he doesn't seem like that type of guy.

    The Cleveland Indians are all about staying competitive on a budget.

    That is why a $300 million deal for Francisco Lindor doesn't seem too likely. But that is a story for another day.

    For now I want to focus on a few players who could be traded this offseason. Operating on such a tight budget means the front office could be looking to move some expensive talent in order to acquire younger, cheaper talent that is under team control for years to come.

    At this point I won't include Lindor. I highly doubt he will be traded this offseason unless he openly requests one, and he doesn't seem like that type of guy.

  • @Indians • 4d

    Let's Go Tribe: Yan Gomes leads Washington Nationals to first World Series in franchise history

    NLCS Game 4: Nationals 7, Cardinals 4

    * Heading to the plate with a 3-0 lead already in the first inning, Yan Gomes got a pitch he liked and smoked it to left field, scoring 2 more runs. 5-0! It was then 7-0 before the first inning was over.

    But in the 4th inning of the 4th game of the series, a Washington SP finally gave up an earned run.

    Jose Martinez eventually shrunk the lead to 7-4, and that's where the score stayed. Washington is headed to the first WS in their history.

    NLCS Game 4: Nationals 7, Cardinals 4

    * Heading to the plate with a 3-0 lead already in the first inning, Yan Gomes got a pitch he liked and smoked it to left field, scoring 2 more runs. 5-0! It was then 7-0 before the first inning was over.

    But in the 4th inning of the 4th game of the series, a Washington SP finally gave up an earned run.

    Jose Martinez eventually shrunk the lead to 7-4, and that's where the score stayed. Washington is headed to the first WS in their history.

  • @Indians • 5d

    Fansided: Cleveland Indians: Should Lindor remain in leadoff role?

    In Paul Hoynes' latest "Hey, Hoynsie!" segment for Cleveland.com, he fielded a question on whether the Cleveland Indians should move Francisco Lindor in their lineup in 2020.

    The inquiry specifically focused on the potential for Oscar Mercado to take over as the Tribe's new leadoff hitter, in turn shifting Lindor to a more RBI-friendly position in the batting order. It's a fair question, and one that many have wondered about for the last several years.

    Lindor has taken more than half of his career plate appearances as the leadoff hitter in Cleveland, as he's held down that spot in the lineup ever since the 2017 season.

    In Paul Hoynes' latest "Hey, Hoynsie!" segment for Cleveland.com, he fielded a question on whether the Cleveland Indians should move Francisco Lindor in their lineup in 2020.

    The inquiry specifically focused on the potential for Oscar Mercado to take over as the Tribe's new leadoff hitter, in turn shifting Lindor to a more RBI-friendly position in the batting order. It's a fair question, and one that many have wondered about for the last several years.

    Lindor has taken more than half of his career plate appearances as the leadoff hitter in Cleveland, as he's held down that spot in the lineup ever since the 2017 season.

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