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  1. 15-16 Offseason Thread
  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Making sense of the Cleveland Indians wide-open bullpen situation

    Let's Go Tribe "At first glance, the Cleveland Indians bullpen looks like a bit of an underwhelming mess. The Tribe went into the offseason needing an arm or two to solidify their ‘pen, but all they did was sign a bunch of inexpensive options -- most of which were just minor-league contracts with an invite to..." February 09

  • Indians close to signing ex-Nationals reliever Craig Stammen

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Craig Stammen, who spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Nationals, is expected to sign with the Indians. Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Indians “hope to finalize a deal” with Stammen today, adding veteran depth to the bullpen. It’ll likely be a..." February 08

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • Lindor eager for sophomore season with Tribe "It was unseasonably warm when a large group of Indians players convened last week for Tribe Fest. Around Northeast Ohio, snow shovels gathered dust, heavy jackets were ditched and fans could daydream a little about the upcoming season. Francisco Lindor also was dreaming of returning to a..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Indians continue to target Juan Uribe, in the hope that he'll be their third baseman.

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • Indians to induct Thome, Robinson, Belle into club hall

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians will induct sluggers Jim Thome, Albert Belle and Frank Robinson, the first black manager in baseball history, into their Hall of Fame this summer. The trio will be enshrined along with the late Charlie Jamieson, a member of Cleveland's 1920 World Series champion team,..." January 29

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

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    Ryan Lewis @RyanLewisABJ

    However, Brantley isn't exactly targeting any day. Opening Day would be a big surprise.

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • 16d
    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Josh Tomlin's extension with Tribe could top out at $12 m if club option is exercised and bonuses and award incentives are met.

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • Indians sign Josh Tomlin to 2-year, $5.5 million extension

    MLB Daily Dish "The Indians have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a 2-year, $5.5 million extension, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The deal includes a $3 million club option for 2018, and can be worth up to $12 million over three seasons if all incentives are met. Tomlin was slated..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • Do Cleveland Indians feel heat after Detroit signs Justin Upton?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Do you have a question that you'd like to have answered in Hey, Hoynsie? Submit it here or Tweet him at @hoynsie. Hey, Hoynsie: While the Tribe sits and watches, the rest of the AL Central continues to improve this offseason, with Chicago, Detroit, and Kansas City leading the way. Now that..." January 22

  • 20d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • 21d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Indians still could add position player at right price. Freese, Uribe, others could fit, but no progress toward a move right now.

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • Trevor Bauer dives into political arena during Democratic presidential debate

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer, the flyer of drones and right-handed pitcher for the Indians, has entered the political arena. Bauer, while celebrating his 25th birthday, took to Twitter to offer commentary during Sunday night's debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie..." January 19

  • Indians, Cody Allen agree to $4.15 million deal to avoid arbitration

    Let's Go Tribe "Less than an hour before arbitration salary figures need to be exchanged between players and teams, the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year deal with closer Cody Allen worth $4.15 million. This is the 27-year-old’s first year of arbitration eligibility. Last season was Allen’s second as..." January 15

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    bryan shaw, indians agree at $2.75M

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

  • Marlins sign Chris Johnson

    MLB Daily Dish "Moments after learning that Wei-Yin Chen was signing with the Marlins, Barry Jackson reported that Miami is also adding Chris Johnson. While the financial terms have yet to be announced, it's a safe bet that Johnson will get a major-league deal worth the minimum, as he's still being paid by the..." January 12

  • MLB's top bullpens: Dominant trio puts Yankees on top

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12

  • Report: Indians interested in Juan Uribe

    Waiting For Next Year "With spring training set to begin in less than two months, the Cleveland Indians seem to be looking for a replacement for utility man Mike Aviles, who signed with Detroit in mid-December. According to’s Paul Hoynes, that replacement could be Juan Uribe. Hoynes said that the Indians..." January 11

  • The case for and against Manny Ramirez’s Hall of Fame bid

    Boston Globe "Let’s start with this: Manny Ramirez will likely never get into the Hall of Fame because his indiscretions took place after performance-enhancing drug testing was in place. He tested positive at a time when there was no gray area, as there was for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who allegedly took..." January 10

  • Cleveland Indians interested in free-agent infielder Juan Uribe

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians missed an opportunity to acquire All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier from the Reds last month, but that hasn't stopped them from trying to improve their production at the hot corner. They have been in conversation with the agents representing veteran third baseman Juan Uribe, 36...." January 09

  • Indians, McAllister agree to $1.3M deal "The Indians have started to chip away at their arbitration cases. On Friday night, Cleveland avoided the salary arbitration process with reliever Zach McAllister, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million for the upcoming season. The big right-hander is poised to return to Tribe's..." January 09

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    #Yankees announce that they have acquired RHP Kirby Yates from the #Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

  • Hall of an argument for Manny Ramirez

    Boston Herald "Manny Ramirez is peeking around the corner in Cooperstown now, just as he used to poke his head out from the Green Monster during pitching changes in Fenway Park. And like it or not, an entirely new Hall of Fame debate is coming with him. Ramirez, the one and only, will make his debut on the..." January 08

  • Looking Ahead To The 2017 Hall of Fame Class

    Baseball Essential "With the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class consisting of two very worthy members in Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the voters of the BBWAA will have another ballot to cast one year from now. Griffey Jr. received the highest percentage of the vote in history, left off only three ballots, while..." January 07

  • Manny on PEDs, Hall: 'Sometimes you think you're doing right, but you're not'

    Chicago Sun-Times "Next year Mark McGwire is off the ballot, and Manny Ramirez takes his place, for the first of potentially 10 shots at the Hall of Fame through voting of the baseball writers. Ramirez, baseball’s twice-caught drug cheat turned repentant Cubs’ hitting consultant, hit almost as many home runs as..." January 07

  • MLB has a billion reasons for new live-streaming deal in China

    Sporting News "MLB's international initiative has targeted all the TVs in China. That's a growth potential of more than 1 billion new fans, the result of a "wide-ranging partnership" announced Wednesday with China-based Le Sports in which major league games will be live-streamed in China for the first..." January 07

  • 36d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Official: Indians have signed 1B Mike Napoli to 1-year deal. RHP Kirby Yates has been DFA'd

  • Indians officially sign Mike Napoli for $7 million

    Hardball Talk "Making official what was reported three weeks ago, the Indians announced their one-year, $7 million contract with free agent first baseman Mike Napoli. After struggling for the Red Sox in the first half Napoli thrived down the stretch the Rangers and showed enough to make the Indians think he..." January 05

  • Shift In Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Could Pave The Way For Those Clouded In PED Controversy "Since 1936, players have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it’s safe to say that in no time since has there not be controversy about players that did, or did not gain inclusion. The criteria for voting, based upon the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA), is described..." January 04

  • Report: Reds wanted Salazar from Indians for Frazier

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians' unwillingness to part ways with one of their prized young pitchers may have resulted in Todd Frazier landing with a division rival. Prior to the Cincinnati Reds trading the two-time All-Star to the Chicago White Sox earlier this month, the Reds and Indians were in..." December 27

  • Walters recovering from car accident "The Indians have indicated that infielder Zach Walters is doing fine in the wake of a recent car accident. On Wednesday, the Indians sent out a brief statement that noted that Walters "is home, and is in good spirits" after being involved in an incident. The team added that it is still in the..." December 23

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