Omar Vizquel won 11 Gold Gloves in his career as a big-league shortstop. Eight of them came as a member of the Indians. Gold Gloves are supposed to bring joy, signifying excellence in defense.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:20 pm
We put the billionaire San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves owners head to head.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:00 pm
The Detroit Tigers simulation bullpen did their best impersonation of the real life product on Sunday, allowing five runs in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Rony Garcia gave up a three-run home run to Oscar Mercado, and Jose Cisnero allowed the final two runs to take the loss. Most of the game played out just like the first two of the series.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:00 pm
Get to know Cleveland Indians prospect Yu Chang, an infielder from Taiwan who is ranked the No. prospect in the Tribe’s farm system. Name: Yu Chang.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:02 am
He was going to be there for a while and with the season opening April 6 against the Orioles at Camden Yards, Hart had to make a move. The Indians were on their annual spring-training trip across the Arizona desert. They’d bus from Tucson to Yuma, Ariz.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 2:57 am
Cleveland 9 Blue Jays 12 Coming into the game the Blue Jays were 8-5, sitting first in the AL East, 1 game up from the Brewers. up from Cleveland, Red Sox, and Orioles. Getting the start was Mike Flanagan.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:56 pm
I took one of the worst teams (52-97) and served as GM and manager. They ended up going 63-86 so an improvement but still a difficult season. I decided to try out Real MLB 2019 season as just GM of the Indians.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:49 pm
Live stream: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians When: 1 p.m. Where: Virtual version of Progressive Field, Cleveland, via Anthony Fenech’s couch. The skinny: We tried to fill the void of Opening Day.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:39 pm
Now that the owners and players have agreed on how the delayed 2020 season will look, at least most of it, there’s only one thing missing — the games. No matter how hard they negotiated over the last several weeks, they could not resolve when the games would begin. The coronavirus owns that timetable.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:37 pm
Lifelong Cubs’ fan and longtime Chicago radio/television host David Kaplan joined Dave Griffiths on FOX59 Overtime on Friday night to reminisce about the clinching game and the build up to it. Everyone was terrified,” said Kaplan. I was with [Cubs’ executive] Theo Epstein earlier that day.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 4:30 am
That much was clear in the agreement struck between the league’s teams and players on Thursday night, which according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, includes a contingency plan for the status of player contracts should the 2020 MLB season ultimately be canceled. Should that worst-case-scenario (from a baseball perspective) come to fruition, it could have a significant impact on Lindor’s future in Cleveland.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:50 am
PLAYER SALARY Each player signed to a major league contract at the start of the season shall have his salary determined by multiplying his full-season salary by the number of games scheduled (not adjusting for weather-related postponements or cancellations) divided by 162, minus any advanced salary. In the event of an additional interruption or delay, the salary shall be determined by multiplying his full-season salary by the games played by the player’s club divided by 162.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 10:15 pm
There was no crack of the bat, no footlong hot dogs, no umpire’s cry of “Play ball! as opening day came and went for Major League Baseball with games indefinitely postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. Stands and parking lots were deserted and ticket windows closed at stadiums from New York, the United States’ worst virus hotspot, to San Francisco’s Oracle Park, home of the Giants, where security guard LeJuana Evans wore a black jacket and cap and a white face mask while minding the gate.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 9:15 pm
Like many of our friends throughout the SB Nation network, we are simulating the 2020 MLB season with MLB The Show 20. While we are unable to stream the games as they would otherwise be happening (more details on that below), we will try to get ahead of the curve and post about the games on the same day they would have taken place. Now, onto the recap!
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:36 pm
Two days after a trade that shook Cleveland, David Justice and Marquis Grissom were wearing Indians uniforms on March 27, 1997 in Winter Haven, Fla. The Indians traded Gold Glove center fielder Kenny Lofton, their franchise leader in stolen bases and perhaps their best leadoff hitter in history, to Atlanta. Lofton had been one of the building blocks to an Indians team that would win six division titles and two pennants in seven years from 1995 through 2001.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:22 pm
Remember all the hand-wringing about the Indians opening their season in March? Turns out they would have opened the season to a perfect spring day and the weekend won’t be too bad either. Anyway.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:00 am
Turns out a sunny afternoon with a game time temperature of 65 degrees was a perfectly dreadful day to welcome back the boys of summer. This story is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 1:58 am
The Indians didn’t bunt a lot last season, and for a lot of folks that was just fine. In an era when 150 strikeouts in a season don’t matter as long as you hit 35 home runs, the bunt base hit is going the way of the dinosaur. But when Cleveland added free agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez to the mix this offseason, it upped the chances that opposing infielders would have to stay on their toes a little more in 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:38 am
Inside that huge, horseshoe-shaped ballpark, a favorite son had returned. Tom Seaver was back with the New York Mets six years after being traded away. Looked it up a little while back – at 38 years old, he shut down a pennant-winning Phillies lineup that featured Pete Rose and three Hall of Famers.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 6:15 pm
No fantasy draft is complete without a group of boom-or-bust players. Fred Zinkie identifies some of the top names of 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 6:06 pm