The Indians have had probably the most disappointing offseason by any team in a long time. Let’s examine a few of their needs, and potential candidates.
Kevin Pillar was non-tendered by the San Francisco Giants on Monday, becoming a free agent. The Cleveland Indians had the 18th-best outfield in MLB last season, and ranked 20th in production from centre field.
Nicholas Castellanos completed an impressive turnaround to his 2019 campaign after he was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago Cubs. Now, after being said to have improved his defensive skill set, he could be a vital part of a not so deep free agent outfield group.
Sadly, the time has come to face the ending moments of a very competitive 2019 season in Major League Baseball. But while much of the playoff picture has already been determined, a few crucial battles are yet to conclude.
The Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians will battle it out for the last remaining playoff spots over the final week of the season. The american league wildcard race is now the final competitive contest of the regular season.
We’re getting the most competitive AL wildcard race since 2017 but what most fans are interested in remains which teams will eventually end up playing in the play-in game on October 2nd. And what better time to evaluate the teams’ chances than when September is right round the corner?
The Minnesota Twins were leading the division by 11 games as the calendar turned to June. It seemed the Cleveland Indians were being exposed for winning a weak, uncompetitive division in the past three seasons since their World Series trip.
With 50 or so regular season games to play, here are our post-trade-deadline power rankings…
The Cleveland Indians traded Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, with the San Diego Padres sending players in a three-team deal.
Cleveland Indians were overwhelming American League Central favourites in March. Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer had remained with The Tribe despite trade talks, and their supremacy in the division was expected to continue, even if with a slimmer margin.
Cleveland Indians remain the strong favourites for the American League Central despite cutting costs during the offseason.
Whatever happens this season, though, he will retire as an influential figure in 21st century baseball. Few players have been so significant for three franchises, and only a handful have competed at the highest level for 19 years.
Carlos Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, Jake Bauers and Yandy Diaz all changed teams on Thursday as the Mariners, Rays and Indians made a big trade.
Kluber is by far the best starter on the market. Cleveland could benefit from a bidding war.
Jose Ramirez has slumped, but he's still on course for a remarkable season.