On life beyond 140 characters and Bill Simmons’ return.
Jacob Rosen is back with tales from China, and doesn’t think Terry Francona should get canned.
Cavs continue to add quality to their training camp roster.
As we roll into the month of September, MLB teams gradually are activating more and more players to their roster space. Throughout the season, teams were constricted to only activating 25 players (26 on doubleheaders). But now, they can utilize all 40 of their MLB-signed players. Roster moves also can happen around the fringes to
Gavin Floyd, one of the Cleveland Indians’ major offseason acquisitions, will begin a rehab assignment this week. He is expected to start for the organization’s Arizona Rookie League team on Wednesday. Floyd, an early March favorite to win a guaranteed rotation spot, re-fractured his right elbow in the middle of spring training. That injury required
Last week, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the fewest players under contract in the NBA with only 11. On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks had 20, the maximum number of players allowed at this time of the season. While we’ve seen reports for a while the Cavs are unlikely to keep 15 by the start
Cleveland Indians outfielder prospect Luigi Rodriguez was suspended for 80 games on Friday for the use of Stanozolol, an substance on MLB’s banned PED list. Rodriguez, 22, was having a breakout season for the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats and recently was named the organization’s No. 22 prospect by MiLB.com. Entering 2015, much of Rodriguez’s high-ended prospect status
Hi friends. It’s been a while since I occupied this Thursday WWW space. With some recent changes to the site, I’ll be splitting the every-other-week rotation with newbie Jessica Forrester. You’ll still be seeing Kyle Welch on the other Thursdays, per usual. I hope you won’t mind too much that I hop in every now
Late night rumors quickly turned into early morning confirmation, as the Cleveland Indians have reportedly traded Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, the Indians will receive pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky, a 2013 first-round pick. SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo was first to report murmurs on Wednesday night. St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Bernie Miklasz confirmed the
The Cleveland Indians are in an odd situation when it comes to the upcoming trade deadline. Yes, they’re a disappointing team sitting at 44-47. They remain only 5.5 games out of a wild card spot. Are they a buyer or a seller? Regardless of arbitrary titles, there is some hope with the development of rookies
When the Cleveland Indians were at their peak from 1995-2001, they had the biggest, baddest offense in the league. It was a glorious time to love the sport of baseball in Northeast Ohio. During that seven-year stretch — the height of MLB’s steroid era — the Tribe ranked top-two in baseball in total runs, doubles, home runs,
With Francisco Lindor now in the major leagues (and already making a major impact on the Tribe defense), many Cleveland Indians fans are likely out of tune with the top prospects in the organization. But with this week’s All-Star Break, it’s a great time to learn more about the fast-rising success of another recent first-round pick. Bradley
With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s
July 1 continues to be a great day for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. On the same day Kevin Love announced he’s got “Unfinished Business” in Cleveland, restricted free agent Iman Shumpert has reportedly agreed to a four-year $40 million deal to also remain with the team. The first reports came from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders
For months and months, we’ve been expecting talks to intensify over the peculiar unguaranteed contract of backup Cleveland Cavaliers center Brendan Haywood. On Tuesday, we received one of the first substantive rumors involving his future. Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News tweeted that the Spurs and Cavaliers have had discussions about a Haywood trade.
The flurry of post-draft free agent movement continued early this week as the Cleveland Cavaliers added four more players to their upcoming Las Vegas summer league roster. The four additions are Duke’s Quinn Cook, North Carolina State’s Trevor Lacey, BYU’s Tyler Haws, and Jerelle Benimon of the D-League’s Idaho Stampede. They join an intriguing roster that likely includes
The Collective Bargaining Agreement of any sports league is very difficult to understand. This is why many sports agents are millionaires themselves, and teams have cadres of lawyers and analysts working with their on-field operations departments. If these people spend their entire careers working on these topics, it’s certainly not going to be easy for the
The 24-48 hours after the NBA Draft always leads to a fury of activity as teams scoop up undrafted agents from around the country and around the globe. Famously, that’s how the Cleveland Cavaliers signed folk hero Matthew Dellavedova back in 2013 out of St. Mary’s. The Cavs have been active again this year, even
With the playoffs over and the draft upon us, it’s officially silly season time again in the NBA. While the summer of 2015 isn’t likely to be as earth-shattering for the Cleveland Cavaliers as last July, there are still an awful lot of decisions to make. Just three weeks ago, I wrote an FAQ on
Not all is completely lost for the season with the Cleveland Indians and their 31-35 record. Of course, with the team’s starting pitching, anything might be possible down the stretch of the final 96 games. But one key might just be better situational hitting. For years, folks in the sabermetric community have railed against stats