The pros and cons of the four teams still remaining.
No more baseball, coach? A simple, poignant question amid the flurry of medals, adulation, and reflection upon the conclusion of a Teeball Little League season. A four-year-old player on my team had realized that the celebration came at a harrowing cost; no more baseball. His eyes enlarged, reddened, and finally allowed streams of teardrops to
It would appear that the rest of the baseball world is considering the Cleveland Indians’ front office sellers as the league’s trade deadline nears. On Monday, it was a FOX Sports speculating about Brandon Moss; today, it’s Joel Sherman of the NY Post who thinks that the New York Mets could be targeting the other
Bartolo Colon is still pitching in the Majors. This year, he’s pitching for the Mets in the National League and the Internet at-large is enjoying the heck out of his plate appearances. This one, in particular, is fun because the rotund former Tribe pitcher swings wildly and loses his helmet. Feel that breeze!
While we’re waiting? I really left you waiting this week. Sorry for the delay.
The Cleveland Indians have signed a deal with 37-year-old veteran reliever Scott Atchison, the team announced on Monday afternoon. The agreement is a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Atchison appeared in 50 games for the New York Mets in 2013, finishing 3-3 with a 4.37 ERA. He was then non-tendered this
Shaun Marcum alone is not a game-changer. But with relatively little possible cost and minimal team risk, the Cleveland Indians just added a bit more upside to their 2014 roster. Yesterday, the 32-year-old former Milwaukee Brewer and Toronto Blue Jay reached agreement with the Tribe to compete for the open No. 5 rotation spot. Marcum
We have been talking about it for weeks, pointing towards it even. Some would even say counting on it. The soft September schedule arrived just in the nick of time. After taking the final two of the three-game set with Baltimore, the scheduling Gods smiled on your Cleveland Indians as the dead-end New York Mets
Right-hander Corey Kluber was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list this afternoon, returning to the Cleveland Indians active roster for a start tonight against the New York Mets. Kluber has been on the disabled list for the past month with right long finger soreness, which was a similar issue that plagued Zach McAllister earlier
In terms of Scott Kazmir’s history with the Cleveland Indians, I’ve oddly been the lead historian. Back on Nov. 23, I shared that the Indians were one of several teams seen scouting the 29-year-old. And on Dec. 21, I reported on his new minor league deal with the Tribe. Then, I was there again with
Last we heard from former Cleveland Indians All-Star Grady Sizemore, he was eyeing a mid-season return to the game when he was healthy enough to compete again. Per a Boston Globe report by Nick Cafardo today, it appears that the 30-year-old has indeed resumed activities. Here’s his tidbit when discussing Boston’s plans and other notable
Don’t worry, we didn’t get overly political even as we talked about Scott’s trip to see the Mets with Ann Coulter in order to do a feature for Esquire. It was all just a ramp to Cleveland sports and some Cavs talk. Ann Coulter at a Mets game Quitting smoking Josh Hamilton and quitting chew
Rather than signing a multi-million deal and hoping to play, veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore will not sign a contract for the 2013 MLB season until he is 100 percent recovered from his recent microfracture surgery. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports, via the player’s representative, that Sizemore may not even consider putting pen to paper until the
The New York Mets are reportedly hot on the trail of former Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore. Heard the #Mets are very interested in Grady Sizemore. He’s coming off microfracture surgery, but I would def take a shot w him. — Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) December 20, 2012 Sizemore is coming off a second microfracture knee
We saw some moves coming up soon, but this likely isn’t what we were looking for. The Indians made a pair of small moves today, as they claimed IF/OF Vinny Rottino off outright waivers from the New York Mets. The versatile 32-year-old journeyman is expected to join the AAA Columbus roster and, of course, will
Before we even get started, let’s not pretend like the Indians were ever truly in the market to trade prospects for a guy on a contract year making $11 million with the prospect of making Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford type money. The Indians have made it clear that this couldn’t be further removed from
Another guest post today, this time from Al DiFranco. It seems the Mets are a mess and are looking to deal Reyes or Wright or both. Al thinks the Indians should take a chance on David Wright. Earlier today, ESPNNewYork.com cited sources indicating that Mets 3B David Wright may be on the trade block. Wright
The Indians lost their third game in a row in interleague play last night against the New York Mets at Progressive Field, where audible “Let’s Go Mets!” chants could be heard in the sparse crowd of just over fourteen thousand. Mitch Talbot, who lasted only four innings behind poor fielding in his last outing, struggled
That took long. After last night’s debacle in Kansas City, the first sign of surrender has been posted on GM Mark Shapiro’s office door. According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Indians are now fielding offers for the multi-positioned Mark DeRosa. Heyman says: The Mets are one possibility for DeRosa, since the versatile 34-year-old could play
Wow. They talk about falls from grace, but today’s news out of New York may be one of the more shocking stories that I have read in quite some time. Former Indians second baseman Roberto Alomar, now 41-years of age, is currently on the unfortunate end of a lawsuit that claims he had sexual intercourse with