Josh Outman, the player acquired for outfielder Drew Stubbs just a few months ago ((For those wondering, Stubbs is hitting .303 (.796 OPS) through 55 games on the season, stealing seven bases having yet to be caught. He’s also quadrupled his WAR (1.2) over all of last season (0.3). That thin air, man.)), has been designated
UPDATE: The Indians are getting pitcher Josh Outman from the Rockies. According to @TroyRenck – the Indians are getting LHP Josh Outman from the Rockies in return for Stubbs. — T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) December 18, 2013 —————————- According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter the Cleveland Indians have sent outfielder Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies.
The Indians will likely retain Drew Stubbs and not release him by the Monday night deadline, reports MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian. Teams have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday to decide whether to tender contracts to unsigned players on a 40-man roster. Stubbs, 29, is in his second season of arbitration eligibility. He is expected to
The Indians shocked much of baseball by signing All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn in February to a deal worth up to $60 million over five years. While the team then surprised en route to 92 wins and an AL Wild Card appearance, Bourn disappointed. After a four-year near-superstar average of 4.8 jWAR (definition here), he posted
People in Cleveland loved Shin-Soo Choo, yet had very little issue with him being traded to the Cincinnati Reds during last off-season. Most of the reason that Indians fans were alright with the deal is due to Choo’s free agency which is happening right now. According to Jon Heyman, Choo’s expectations for his next contract
The Indians have a decision to make regarding outfielder Drew Stubbs this offseason. Stubbs is due somewhere between $3.5 and 4 million in his final arbitration season. Buster Olney in an ESPN Insider article this afternoon mentioned that the Indians will likely tender him a contract and either keep him or trade him as several
The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. This is my 41st edition of The Diff. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I injected some stats into a Cavs rotation projection. This week, I’m writing about 2014 Indians salary issues. For many, talking about
The Indians wild ride has come to an end. The 2013 season was one that nobody expected. A 96 loss team turned into a 92 win club that advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. GM Chris Antonetti and Manager Terry Francona helped changed the culture of the organization and has our
After seemingly weeks of one close game after another, nail-biters that have kept us on the edge of our seats, your Cleveland Indians finally made it easy on all of us. Make no mistake about the Kansas City Royals – that team can play. They have hitters all up and down their lineup, a rock
It was hot. Very hot. I’m talking middle of the Sahara desert hot for September 11th. It didn’t matter, because the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals had a pivotal game to play. Win, and the Indians keep pace in the Wild Card hunt, putting some distance between themselves and the Royals. Lose and
Raise your hand if you made it all the way 3:25 a.m. to see the finish of an epic battle between two teams who, to quote my high school basketball coach Max Vermilion, “couldn’t score in a whorehouse with a fistful of $20s?” I tried the best I could, but I succumbed to the sleep
I stayed up for that? Stop me if you have heard this one before. The Indians handed a game away they should of won because of poor defense and a lack of clutch hitting. You can throw in bad base running to this 4-3 loss to Seattle as the Tribe can’t seem to get out
We have arrived at baseball’s All-Star break. The Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, a game and a half out of first place in the AL Central. It has been quite a ride since GM Chris Antonetti hired Terry Francona to manage this club. The shot had been fired – a change in culture was about
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before- the Indians bullpen failed to get the job done. It wasn’t entirely the bullpen’s fault. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez certainly contributed. After cruising through the first five innings, allowing no runs and only giving up just a couple of hits, Jimenez self-destructed in the sixth. As would be
Just after the 2012 season ended and the dust had not had a chance to settle, the Cleveland Indians organization was just about at rock bottom. They had reached a crossroads. Manager Manny Acta had been let go. The team was coming off of one of its worst seasons in recent memory. Fan anger was
The fans who made it to the ballpark last night saw two aces (well, the Nationals kind of have a few of those) battle it out and pile up the strikeouts. Justin Masterson and the Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez combined for 14 innings, 18 strikeouts, 240 pitches, and only one run apiece. Neither was the pitcher
Eight straight. 16 of 20. 12 straight on the road. All of those losing skids went by the wayside last night in muggy yet windy Arlington, Texas thanks to a local boy turned good. Of all of the surprising storylines with the Indians thus far in 2013, perhaps the biggest shocker has been the rise
I don’t know what it is. The mystique of the pinstripes. The overwhelming feeling of playing in the Bronx. The 26 World Series flags that fly. Whatever the case may be, the Indians have always seemed to struggle against the New York Yankees. Last night was no different. I think Lou Brown put it best
This one wasn’t pretty. There are really two stories coming out of Cleveland’s 7-4 loss against the Yankees. The biggest will likely be the sprained quad suffered by Asdrubal Cabrera running to first in the fifth inning. Asdrubal has been nursing a sore right quad for weeks, choosing to try and play through the discomfort.
Say it loud. Say it proud. Your Cleveland Indians are a first place baseball team. Sure, you can tell me how two years ago they were 30-15 and how last year they spent time on top of the AL Central during the first two months of the season, but this just feels different, doesn’t it?