Tribe Targets: Justin Masterson

If Chris Antonetti’s career could be described in one term it would be bargain shopper. Since becoming the Indians’ GM, Antonetti has been scouring the free agent market and making deals at every turn in an effort to make the Indians the best possible team at the lowest possible price. One of these decisions came back […]

Tribe Targets: Allen Craig

If the first few weeks of the baseball off-season have taught us anything, it’s that the Boston Red Sox are willing to spend a lot of money in an attempt to rebuild themselves into playoff contenders for 2015. Earlier this week the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval four year deals, with Ramirez’ […]

Analyzing the Indians 2015 Schedule

While Opening Day is still more than four months away, the Indians are already selling season tickets with Home Opener tickets going on sale soon. While some game times are yet to be announced, we now know the schedule and can give it a deeper look to see what the Indians will have in store […]

It’s time to extend Corey Kluber long-term

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber makes about minimum wage when it comes to paying Major League Baseball players. That’s great for the Tribe now, but soon it will cost the team a lot more, possibly to the point where he couldn’t be afforded, unless action is taken sooner than later. The Indians certainly don’t have to […]

Trading Junk Bonds: Swisher for Jimenez & Other Options

There are times when two teams exchange top talent, like last week when the Braves sent Jason Heyward to St. Louis in exchange for Shelby Miller. A move like that can help one team win now (the Cardinals) and another win in a few years (the Braves). In recent days, however, there have been rumors that […]

Did the Indians Miss Out on Billy Butler

Despite a never ending quest for more offense, the Cleveland Indians are generally considered non-competitors for landing the biggest names on the market. With Pablo Sandoval, Chase Headley and Nelson Cruz far above the Indians spending level, it is necessary to look at those players who could be overlooked by the rest of the market. In […]

Tribe Targets: Yosmani Tomas

Most of the players on the current free agent market are known around baseball as the average free agent is at least 30 and has played many years in the Majors, there are a few new names on the list this year. One of the more interesting of these is a hitter that is not […]

Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each […]

Tribe Targets: Delmon Young

It is early in free agency, but already the market is thinning in one position of interest for the Tribe. With one of the weaker offenses in baseball, a power hitter, even one without a position, is in high demand. With most of the line-up set, including Carlos Santana at first and Lonnie Chisenhall at […]

Corey Kluber: The Man, The Robot, The Cy Young Winner

It’s official. Corey Kluber is the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner with Clayton Kershaw winning his third award in the past four seasons. While Kershaw’s reign over the NL award was all but assured, the AL version was a tightly contested match between Felix Hernandez of the Mariners and Kluber. In the end, […]

How Cheap Are the Dolans, Really?

One of the biggest complaints about the Cleveland Indians from their own fans is the stereotype that faces almost every team owner in every sport ever, that they are cheap. It is seen and heard anywhere Tribe fans gather that Larry and now Paul Dolan will never spend the kind of money necessary to win […]

What To Do About Rzepczynski & Shaw

While the Indians entire roster could be set going into 2015 by simply keeping all those currently under contract around, this is likely not the greatest way to improve the team for another attempt at winning the World Series. Two players in interesting situations this off-season are Marc Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw. Both pitchers are […]

The Difference Between Adding a Slugger and a Gold Glover

Yesterday, we looked at the Indians optimal line-up and we already have a grasp on where their primary goals are. Today, we will take a look at what the Indians could possibly gain by adding a couple different players through free agency or trade that would help fill those gaps. While it is obvious that […]

Optimizing the Indians Line-Up

With the finish of the World Series, open season on free agents is about to begin and we have already prepared you with reports on which Indians are signed through 2015, the most likely Indians line-up and where their biggest holes are. While those articles were all based on what the Indians are most likely […]

An Exercise In Foresight: Qualifying Masterson & Cabrera

For all the insults that are thrown at the current management team of Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro by the Indians fan base, they have actually done an incredible job considering the current monetary situation with the team and around the league. The great long term signings of Yan Gomes, Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis […]